I replied to a friend, because I like to pretend I’m smart:
If my memory serves me, Johnathan Haidt has described extensively the psychological differences of how the brain arrives at morality. It seems to me it is a well established and known fact that conservatives laud following rules and operating under a system. Knowing this, conservatives are more likely to trust the judicial decision; still demanding a microscope. The other side to the duality of the psychology story, is fairness, equality, and retribution. You will have many stating that the reason the rules are changed, and information suppressed is because Evil; supplanting a righteous outrage over an enemy figure. Their mistrust won’t be in not following the rules, it will be in following them.
Well that’s my opinion of Jonathan Haidts research anyway.