judicial activism

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This November, we need to elect judges that will interpret the law instead of legislating from the bench.
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.
The people have come to expect this endless legislating from the bench.
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.
In other words, the public has noticed that some judges have taken to legislating from the bench, thus usurping the place of elected legislatures.
This nomination raises serious questions about the issue of legislating from the bench.
The Separation of Powers doctrine should prevent the judiciary from creating a broad exception to congressional power by legislating from the bench.
Wade, seeing it as the example par excellence of legislating from the bench.
backed DeLay's proposal, telling Focus on the Family's "Family News in Focus" that a court-stripping measure that limits the reach of the federal courts will "bring an end to the judicial activism that has resulted almost in legislating from the bench.
The Florida Supreme Court added partisan mud to the fight by legislating from the bench.
Judge Alito is a top tier judicial pick who is a well known conservative jurist with a lengthy track record of interpreting the Constitution and not legislating from the bench.
That way, pro-lifers would be robbed of the argument that Roe was only imposed by legislating from the bench.