Senate Democrats

While Republicans Rail Against Activist Judges…

They are trying to Appoint Judicial “Activists” to the Federal Bench

While Republicans Rail Against Activist Judges…

House Leader “DeLay has been venting his rage at “activist” judges ever since the Terri Schiavo case, singling out the opinions of high court Justice Anthony Kennedy as ‘incredibly outrageous.'” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/1/05]

Virginia Sen. George F. Allen says, “People see these activist judges … they realize that these judges are subverting their values, they’re subverting representative democracy,” [The Virginian-Pilot 4/29/05]

Bill Frist participated in “Justice Sunday” an event designed to criticize “activist judges” and control, what “organizer Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council calls “out-of-control courts” that propagate “anti-Christian dogma.”” [The News and Record 4/24/05]

They are trying to Appoint Judicial “Activists” to the Federal Bench:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, once her colleague on the Texas Supreme Court, has openly accused Judge Priscilla Owen of “an unconscionable act of judicial activism” in one case. And, he wrote or joined more than a dozen opinions admonishing opinions written or joined by Owen on the court.

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