judicial activism

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Former Justice David Souter has recently attempted to expose the myth at the heart of this dichotomy between conservative and activist judges.
Waldron also notes that activist judges are capable of doing as much good as harm.
Harry La Forme is another activist judge, one who, in 1998, legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Ron Godwin, a Falwell spokesman, said the TV preacher feels he was the victim of "an activist judge that did not rule on the merit.
It's obvious that one activist judge can still throw away the votes of almost 800,000 Oregonians.
This past week, the new GOP injected itself into a personal matter, expanded the jurisdiction of a federal court, ignored numerous state court judgments and complained when an activist judge could not be found to create a new ``right.
The Florida legislature could have easily saved Schiavo's life by simply passing a law that demanded no feeding tube be removed from any person in the state not suffering from a terminal illness and by impeaching any activist judge who tried to overturn its law.
This activist judge is overrunning both the constitution and the rule of law in a drive to fundamentally alter America's moral, political and cultural landscape.
How difficult would it be for an activist judge to find in that definition the pretext needed to strike down any laws -- or even the policies of private religious bodies for that matter -- deemed to "deprive" homosexuals of their "fundamental rights"?
But an activist judge and the governor of California decided they knew better than the people and nullified the vote.
Orrin Hatch of Utah, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and others have vowed to defeat the nominations of anyone they deem likely to become ``an activist judge.
There can be no activist judges from any political party," Macri said.
Are activist judges asserting liberal-leaning judgments that are contrary to the will of the people, as some contend?
With the rapid increase of activist judges with a proclivity to elitist social engineering we will soon be seeing countless forms of sexually bonded groups that are not only unstable but seriously harmful to children.