To a conservative, it’s writing new law from the bench.
To a liberal / neosocialist? It’s upholding the Constitution.
Joe Doakes from Como Park writes:
President Obama said:
“And I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example, and I’m pretty confident this court will recognize that and not take that step.”
Judicial activism. You keep using that phrase. I don’t think it means what you think it means.
Which is true. But the real point is, just watch; this’ll be the opening salvo of an effort by the Administration, Media Matters and the left and media (ptr) to reframe “Judicial Activism” as a synonym for “Originalism”.