Re: Activist judges

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Fri Dec 23 2005 - 16:07:05 EST

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From: "Carol or John Burgeson" <>
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Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: Activist judges

> Geo wrote, in part: If the Court in a few years overturns Roe v Wade I'm
> sure you'll have your criticisms, though to be consistent you'll probably
> avoid the use of the
> word "activist." & in fact the problems of judicial activism which
> liberals pooh-poohed when the Supreme Court was often giving rulings that
> they liked will become a
> source of liberal anguish when the shoe is on the other foot."
> I'm sorry you had to bring in the dreaded "L" word. It is much broader
> than that.
> As to whether or not I'd have my criticisms if RvW is overturned, you
> seem to know me better than I know myself. Maybe you do. But I doubt it.
> This is my 4th post today and I'm off to Rico.

I try to avoid polemical use of "liberal" or "conservative," a la Rush
Limbaugh, but the terms do have some value. I'd be surprised if you really
were puzzled about what classes of political convictions I was referring to
if I said that liberals were generally happier with rulings of the Warren
Court than were conservatives.

As to Row v. Wade, let's just say I'll be surprised, if & when (big if & big
when) it's overturned, you're happy about it.

& to save Terry the trouble of telling us we're out of the religion-science
area I'll just ened with this. I appreciate & respect your many of your
views, including some political ones. But when I'm elected president
(shortly after hell freezes over), don't expect me to appoint you to the 1st
Supreme Court vacancy.

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