Both parties Activist judge using?

@dark_joev (3043)
United States
December 18, 2010 5:24pm CST
The GOP has used it to get Health Care Reform declared unconstitutional and they also declared DADT to be unconstitutional yet. They scream at Democrats doing it for Gay Marriage. So lets see here both parties using the same tactic to get their platforms in. I mean really people still trust these two garbage parties. What do you think?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
19 Dec 10
Joe, I have a question for you. How is finding that piece in the health reform unconstitutional, being an activist judge? Isnt his job to decide what is constitutional and what isnt? How would you have handled that differently? What in his decision made you decide it was an activist decision?
@laglen (19782)
• United States
20 Dec 10
I agree and I do know that there are activist judges on all sides.
@anniepa (27240)
• United States
20 Dec 10
The activist judge in question happens to own a portion of the consulting firm used to campaign against health care reform. He should have recused himself. Annie
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
21 Dec 10
The simple fact is, "activist judges legislating from the bench" aren't acceptable - that is, unless they're on your side! I don't mean "your" side personally, by the way...lol! The problem is, all judges have the potential of being "activists". Some people think all judges and justices should be elected, like our county and state judges are while other think they should all be appointed. I think there are arguments for and against both. Let's face it, our courts aren't supposed to be political but we all know they are and I don't see how it can be avoided. If judges are elected, obviously they're going to be beholden to their donors and rich and powerful supporters; on the other side of the coin, if they're appointed, they're going to owe the person and the party that appointed them. I can't think of any other alternatives, can you? Annie
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
19 Dec 10
Activism means changing the laws regardless of the constitution. An example would be INVENTING a right to abortion or giving special rights to minorities thus violating the equal protection clause. Simply looking at the constitution and seeing that something is unconstitutional is NOT activism.