judicial activism

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I am sensitive to concerns about judges legislating from the bench, but there are certainly situations when judges must take a more active role to ensure that justice and human rights are upheld.
The Claremont Game, however, is complicated by the fact that the judges are reluctant to make their instructions to the Legislature crystal clear because they are (rightly) afraid of being accused of legislating from the bench.
Super-legislature, or legislating from the bench (the charge of judicial activism), is an oft-repeated epithet.
By consistent votes of 4-3--the same four, the same three--the judges were actually legislating from the bench on insurance issues.
This November, we need to elect judges that will interpret the law instead of legislating from the bench.
Supreme Court's unwillingness to extend strict scrutiny to more and more groups, something the Court undoubtedly feels would expose the institution to further criticism for legislating from the bench.
These justices were not simply economic conservatives legislating from the bench as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes charged in his dissents, but rather sincere judges wrestling with tricky legal and intellectual problems.
Riverside Deputy Public Defender Taylor Huff, who represented Moss, said the ruling is just another example of a court overstepping its bounds and legislating from the bench.
Republicans have made a lot of hay over the years complaining about activist judges, but with five unelected conservative justices repeatedly legislating from the bench, those critics are noticeably, yet not surprisingly, silent.
and "When it comes to legislating from the bench - I literally can't even.
We call it substantive versus procedural; folks back home call it legislating from the bench," he said.
Listen carefully to hear if they identify even one decision that they can explain as a case of legislating from the bench.
Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench.
Legislatures for too long have in effect washed our hands on controversial issues from abortion to religious expression to racial prejudice, leaving them to judges who we then excoriate for legislating from the bench.
Have judges draw election district lines (just when national Republicans are calling for judicial reform, claiming that a ``unaccountable judicial is legislating from the bench.