Tag: judicial activism
Is the Court Engaging in Activism if It Strikes Down ObamaCare?

The President is issuing warnings that any adverse judicial action on the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act will amount to activism. Here is a snippet of his comments as appearing in USA Today: “I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial...
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9th Circuit Panel to Review Judge Vaughn Walker’s Prop 8 Ruling Announced

Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals disclosed the panel that will hear the appeal of Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. The panel will be: Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt—perhaps the most left-leaning judge on the federal bench; Judge Michael Hawkins—a very liberal judge; and Judge N. Randy Smith—a moderate compared...
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William Watkins on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Discussing Supreme Court Nominations

With the hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss how to revise the nomination and selection process of Supreme Court Justices, based on his recent article in the Washington Examiner, “A role for...
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