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The court then stood DOMA on its head when it ruled in 2015 that state laws defining marriage similarly were also unconstitutional--opening the floodgates for homosexual "marriage." By seeking to take power over that which the Constitution does not list as a federal power (the definition of marriage), Congress stacked the deck in favor of activist judges who were only too glad to deal a crooked hand to the American people.
Activist judges have decreed the judiciary is superior to the executive and legislative branches, and they have done so time after time by issuing rulings based not upon what the constitution or statutes clearly state, but rather upon what they believe they should have said.
But now, in forums ranging from online blogs to classrooms, there are discussions about what it means to be an activist judge or a textualist.
The losing streak has left some Conservative legislators complaining bitterly about "activist judges" and the Charter as the chief instrument of the "judicialization" of Canadian politics.
Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, assailed Heyburn's ruling as ''another example of the deep betrayal of a judicial system infected with activist judges who are legislating from the bench.''
Or, they can fall victim to misinformation campaigns and be unfairly labeled "activist judges" based on one unpopular ruling, rather than the totality of their work and their qualifications to hold judicial office.
Wilkinson would also have done well to consider other mechanisms for ending the rule of the judges, such as augmenting the power of juries, removal of activist judges or the nullifying of their policy determinations, and use of the jurisdiction-stripping provisions already in the Constitution.
Activist judges will not recognize lobbying, petitions or referenda in favour of the unborn.
"We were called activist judges, elitists, out of touch with the people, and a whole lot worse," Baker said.
Surrounded by a crowd of cheering supporters bearing bright red signs that read "No activist judges," activist Bob Vander Plaats stepped proudly in front of a gaggle of microphones and news cameras.
Rather, it had its roots in the opposition to Brown, which gave rise to the Southern strategy of Richard Nixon, including his railing against liberal, activist judges. The movement was later advanced through the founding and impressive work of the Federalist Society and the broad network of conservative legal scholars and practitioners that it fostered.
For years, Religious Right groups have fulminated against "activist judges" who issue rulings the far right dislikes.
Waldron also notes that activist judges are capable of doing as much good as harm.
"The NRA will work to ensure this constitutional victory is not transformed into a practical defeat by activist judges, defiant city councils, or cynical politicians who seek to pervert, reverse, or nullify the Supreme Court's McDonald decision through Byzantine labyrinths of restrictions and regulations that render the Second Amendment inaccessible, unaffordable, or otherwise impossible to experience in a practical, reasonable way," said National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in a release on the decision.
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.