Will The Democrats Please Define "Activist"?
With all the rhetoric around the nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, the term "activist" is being thrown around quite freely. In most cases it has been by the Democrats who don't want the president to nominate an activist. In articles like this we get
Nelson told Card that Bush's "No. 1 goal should be getting a good juristWhen I think of activists, I think of those working toward political or other type of goals. From the nominees I've seen Dubya propose to date, I can't think of an "activist" off the top of my head. Most appear to be pretty good justices who seem to try to intrepret the case before them within constitutional parameters. To Ol' BC, continous expansion of the Commerce Clause might constitute activism as would trying to smother the first amendment or the entire bill of rights.
who won't be an activist judge" and that they would talk more once the president
makes it back to Washington, said David DiMartino, the senator's spokesman.
I seriously doubt that we will see an "activist" proposed.
Just a thought, but how the MSM reports may be worth watching.