Sunday, January 25, 2009

Like Politican Correctness, "Judicial Activism" Is A Meaningless Term

Conservatives adhere to their own brand of politically correct narrow thinking when they define court decisions and jurists they dislike as "activism" and "activists."

As if ideologically conservative decisions and jurists on the Right don't issue decisions that aren't seen as "activist" by those who disagree.

It's all subjective, and heavily semantic.

An example is here.


illusory tenant said...

First he berates her for deferring to the Constitution rather than the legislature (Ferdon) and in the same breath he berates her for deferring to the legislature rather than the Constitution (State v. Scott K. Fisher).

James Rowen said...

Hey - - no fair using logic.