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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

More Judicial Activism, Please

At Reason, Damon W. Root makes a libertarian case for judicial activism.

Mr. Root is right. Conservatives like to complain about out-of-control, activist judges, but the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions in Gonzales v. Raich and Kelo v. New London illustrate the danger of judicial restraint. In both of these cases, the court stepped aside and let legislatures do as they please. If anything, we need more judicial activism to protect individual liberty from the political branches of government.

2 Comments:

Anonymous thoughtful said...

This is not the kind of liberty we need protected by activist judges:

http://www.priestsforlife.org/resources/photosassorted/index.htm#thumbnails

12:27 PM, July 20, 2005  
Anonymous My Blog said...

In both of these cases, the court stepped aside and let legislatures do as they please.

4:59 AM, February 22, 2011  

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