When the court deals with social policy decisions, the law it shapes is inescapably political-which is why decisions split along ideological lines are so easily dismissed as unjust.
I have a few questions about this sentence:
1) Why does it read split along and not splitted along? Could it have been either?
2) What does split along ideological lines mean?
3) What does dismiss mean in this context, and how should I interpret the whole sentence?
My present comprehension of dismiss is that it means reject or turn down.
But the problem is the word decisions; how can one decision (by who? by justice/by court?) be rejected/dismissed?
Or is it that the decision is inacceptable to the defendant or plaintiff so they reject/dismiss it and appeal against (dismiss?) the decision?