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judicial activism


Chief Justice Roberts criticized the majority saying they would be open to charges of "judicial activism."
  interpreting the constitution according to what a judge think is best rather than according to what it says — especially Supreme Court Justices
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Judicial activism is contrasted to judicial restraint. The term is usually used by those who oppose judicial activism.
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  • Chief Justice Roberts criticized the majority saying they would be open to charges of "judicial activism."
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Associated words [difficulty]:   judicial activism , strict construction [9] , Bill of Rights [5] , due process [6] , strict construction [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Law, Logic & Reasoning, Public Policy & Politics
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