Activist Judges

This is one of the many reasons why you should pretty much trust nothing a politician tells you: Activism Is in the Eye of the Ideologist [NYT]. It seems the liberal “activist” judges that conservatives like to deride so thoroughly don’t cut it when head-to-head against conservative judges (at least in the domain of current study: recent Supreme Court judges). In this case an activist action is defined as “voted to overturn a federal or state law, or one of the court’s own precedents,” which sounds quite reasonable to me.  Not surprisingly there was some state vs. federal biases indicated, but overall conservatives are the “activistist”.

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