Judicial Activism

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    This article is worth reading in its entirety.

    Judicial Activism’s Perfect Storm
    By Thomas Lifson for Real Clear Politics
    March 18, 2005

    After six decades of expansion, the tendency of judges to impose their preferences on society, rather than simply interpret the law as written, may have reached its apogee. Judicial activism, as this writing of law from the bench is known, faces a confluence of forces which promise relief for the principles of Constitutionalism, and for the American people they protect. The trend of judicial activism morphing into judicial tyranny faces a perfect storm. Here are some of its key elements.

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    so we'll replace liberal judicial activists with conservative judicial activists?
     
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    operative word here is "activist" but you know that. Judges are overstepping their authority--thats all there is too it----no conspiracy going on here :sleep:
     
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    are ALL judges overstepping their authority though? Or do you only want to point out the ones who's side you don't agree with?
     
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    naturally "ALL" is a generalization---it's just gotten worse with the appointments of liberal judges to circumvent what the MAJORITY of people really want.
     
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    how do you explain that when over the course of 16 years, more conservative judges have been placed on the bench over liberal judges?
     
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    Because where liberal judges are placed AT ALL, they continue to do their damage.
     
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    Just has to be one or the other, huh? How about putting a halt to ALL judicial activism and the weenies doing what they're paid to do?
     
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    i see, NO conservative judges would EVER be judicial activists..... :lame2:

    /sarcasm off
     
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    Not if they're true conservatives. As I stated the other day, any human enterprise is going to be fraught with imperfection, but the bedrock principles of conservatism dictate strict adherence to the constitutionally assigned separation of powers. Every spectacular abuse of these principles I've seen in my lifetime, I lay at the feet of liberalism.
     

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