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Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 15, 2010

Every Justice is a ‘Judicial Activist’

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Right-Wingers Just Don’t Like the Ones Who Don’t Agree with Them.  In 1787, writing in the Federalist Papers in support of state ratification of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton argued that the proposed Supreme Court “will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the constitution.” As for judicial activism, “contraventions of the will of the legislature may now and then happen; but they can never be as extensive as to affect the order of the political system.” Continue reading