Should local, state, and federal judges and the Justices of the United States Supreme Court be practitioners of judicial activism or of judicial restraint? The responses to that question have often demonstrated that it is a very polarizing issue?
Should our judges and the Supreme Court Justices intrepret the meaning of local and state statutes, of federal laws and regulations, and of the state and national constitutions? Or should they take the regulations, laws, and constitutions literally word for word without any intrepetyation at all?
There is an entry over at Writes Like She Talks that starts out with the following:
"I’ve written on defining “activism” before but this op-ed in today’s New York Times is superb, as an op-ed and as an argument for why U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is as activist as was the late U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. From professor of law, Geoffrey R. Stone (University of Chicago – yeah yeah yeah where President Obama taught) who also is an editor of The Supreme Court Review, ..."
I highly recommend highly that you click on over to read Judges, Conservatives, Liberals: We Are All Activists as written by Jill Miller Zimon.