Judicial Activism

Conservative Talking Points sees the judicial branches making policy rather than interpreting law.  This judicial activism has been the real power behind the liberal/leftist movement in America.


Recent Supreme Court Activism

·        One of the most hard-to-stomach Supreme Court decisions was made in June of 2012 when the turn-coat Chief Justice Roberts flanked all conservatives by finding ObamaCare constitutional by re-classifying the ‘individual mandate’ as a tax rather than a penalty like it was sold. (Source: US Supreme Court Records – June 2012)


9th Circuit Court - The Most Over Turned

·        The Supreme Court reviewed 22 cases from the 9th Circuit in 2007 and it reversed or vacated 19 times. (Source: LA Times - Jul 2007)

·        The 9th Circuit Court is the most liberal court in the USA and the U.S. Supreme Court struck down 73% of the 9th Circuit's rulings between 1990 and 1996.  Yet other circuit courts averaged only 46% reversals by the Supreme Court. (Source: TraditionalValues.org)

·        Stephen Reinhardt, one of the most notorious judges of the 9th, declared the Pledge of Allegiance to be "unconstitutional" in 2002 because it contains the words "under God". (Source: TraditionalValues.org)


Liberal Judge Quotes

·        "All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. I know." Sonia Sotomayor - Supreme Court Nominee (Source: Video on YouTube.com)

·        "I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling." Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Judge (Source: NY Times - Jul 1993)

·        "You are a sex offender, and you did it to a child"........."That doesn't make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category." - Judge Kristine Cecava - Nebraska District Court (Source: MSNBC - May 2006)


Judicial Activism Examples

·        By a 4-3 vote in 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court (Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health) imposes same-sex marriage on Massachusetts. (Source - National Review)

·        Roe v. Wade - 1973: The Supreme Court ruling establishing a constitutional right to abortion based on the right to privacy (and where is that in the US Constitution?) - (Source: usccb.org)

·        United Steelworkers of America v. Weber - 1979: The Court turned the 1964 Civil Rights Act on its head by allowing private employers to establish racial preferences and quotas in hiring. (Source: CivilRights.org)

·        In 2003, the fire department of New Haven Connecticut rejected the results of a firefighter-promotion test because whites outscored blacks and Hispanics.  Siding against the whites, Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a 60% reversal rate yet she was confirmed to the Supreme Court. (Source: Washington Post - 2009)