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It's too early to say whether he will be a judicial activist on the court.
Contributing Editor Cathy Young calls out conservative Justice Antonin Scalia as a judicial activist (page 22), and former heroin addict Maia Szalavitz contributes a stirring "defense of happy pills" such as Prozac and Zoloft (page 48).
In practice, embracing this judicial activist and living constitutionalist view typically means that constitutional interpretation becomes both a highly personal and politicized enterprise.
We should be aware that every judge has the potential to be a strict legalist, a judicial activist or a mixture of both.
First, the judicial activist trend is even more dramatic than a review of Supreme Court decisions might suggest.
You can't peruse this book, for example, without gleaning some understanding of "deference" in Constitutional philosophy or of what it means to be a judicial activist.
Bruce Hausknecht, a judicial analyst for James Dobson's Focus on the Family Action, also expressed concerns that Sotomayor is a judicial activist.
Alito's willingness to discuss establishment clause cases during meetings with conservative senators, Americans United for Separation of Church and State argued in an early November press release, "could be a sign that he is a far-right judicial activist eager to overturn decades of settled church-state law.
In the words of biographer Paul Kens, Field was "the prototype for the modern judicial activist.
Australia's most publicised judicial activist is Justice Michael Kirby, appointed by the government of Mr.
Harlan could have played the part of a judicial activist and ignored the pleadings and decided on grounds not before the court.
Associate Justice Thomas Balmer, who wrote the majority opinion, is no judicial activist.
Sotomayor has waved a red flag in front of Senate Republicans who have been condemning judicial activism in every election campaign and then voting to confirm every judicial activist nominated for the Supreme Court and lesser courts.
Though normally not friends of original intent or legal tradition, today's judicial "activists" like to trace their lineage back to the (purported) original judicial activist, to the great Chief Justice who was the first to persuade the Supreme Court to strike down a law of Congress.
A judicial activist is not qualified to sit on the federal bench," Senator Orrin Hatch said last year.