Tuesday, July 14, 2009

On Activist judges

Matthew Yglesias makes a great point in this article at The Daily Beast: "Conservatives love activist judges. They just prefer when they advance the interests of white people." More importantly, and perhaps more fairly, conservatives love judicial activism as long as the activism is for stuff that they like. Indeed, when a conservative accuses a justice of judicial activism what they really mean is "that judge did something with which I disagree so they must be an activist judge."

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