Acting Out

Karlan, Pamela S.
November 2010
Boston Review;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p10
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the political views of the politicians regarding some constitutional issues in the U.S. It highlights the judicial activism in the judicial processes which was first shown by Justice Owen Roberts, responding to critics who complained that the Court was overriding legislations on the basis of its own political preferences. It comments that judges are expected to be impartial and independent, will respect democratic choices, and should enforce policy decisions of the political branches unless the constitution commands otherwise. According to the author, politicians have constitutional responsibilities and if they show more restraint, judges would not have to intervene so often.


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