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Legislating From the Bench

Judicial Elections - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Voltaire said: "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." In this case, I agree with everything...

How the Supreme Court Has Come to Play a Policymaking Role

Eric Black | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

Compared to Supreme Courts in other democracies around the world, ours is more powerful than most, perhaps more than any.

The Judiciary Loses if the Conservatives Win

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Judges who allow the burning of the American flag, allow Nazis to march, protect the rights of those charged with crimes and even those found guilty and uphold gay and lesbian rights should be revered for their courage and integrity, not punished.

Conservatives Enraged Over Judicial Activism Displayed in Health Care Bill Ruling

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The absence of conservative criticism regarding the decisions declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional demonstrates that judicial activism is in the eyes of the beholder.

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...