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Conservative Activist Judges

Guilty, by Popular Demand

Brian Giacometti | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Giacometti

Judicial races are under-the-radar for most of us, but not for industries likely to go before the judges in the future. So, what do we want? Well, we want political contests that lead to an absence of politics in the courtroom. Are we are kidding ourselves?

Conservative v. Liberal Justices: Piercing the Myths

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Conservative commentators have persuaded the public that conservative judges apply the law, whereas liberal judges make up the law. These are appealing but wholly disingenuous descriptions of what judges actually do.

Every Judge Is an "Activist Judge"

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Whenever interpretation occurs during rulings, justices rely on their past experiences, ideologies, biases, prejudices, and yes -- the most dreaded of human qualities -- empathy.

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.