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Judicial Activism November 2, 2005

Posted by decode in Politics.

The New York Times is running an interesting article on the current U.S. Supreme Court Justices’ decisions. They look at how often each judge has decided to strike down a law passed by Congress. The claim is that the justices that strike down more congressional laws are more “activist,” since they are interfering with the democratic system of the voting of elected representatives. The result? The five most conservative judges have decided to strike down the most congressional laws, while the five most liberal have decided to oppose the least number of laws that passed through Congress.



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