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    By any means the Federal courts shouldn 't be able to interpret the U.S. Constitution, they should see it as a living document in which the meaning changes with the times. The courts shouldn 't interpreted the constitution in its original meaning. As the times change and things are viewed differently as they once were, people 's views on things change with the time. Why should we allow the courts to constitution when everyone sees it differently. The issue of judicial restraint vs. judicial activism is that judicial activism* is generally refers to judges who allow their personal and political views to affect their interpretation of the law, and, consequently, their decisions in important cases. Judicial activists are often accused of ignoring stare decision when making their decisions. (American Psychological Assoc.) For Judicial restraint is a judicial interpretation that encourages judges to limit the exercise of their own power. Judges should hesitate to strike down laws unless they are obviously unconstitutional, though what counts as obviously unconstitutional is itself a matter of some…

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    Judicial Activism Judicial activism is the idea that the view that the Supreme Court justices can and should creatively (re)interpret the texts of the Constitution and the laws in order to serve the judges ' own considered estimates of the vital needs of contemporary society when the elected "political" branches of the Federal government. Judges should not hesitate to go beyond their traditional role as interpreters of the Constitution and laws given to them by others in order to assume a role…

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    Since society and society changes with time, the law does as well and this is due to judicial activism. Judicial activism is when courts do not confine themselves to the interpretations of current laws, but instead they create law based on personal or political considerations.The term judicial activism is defined in The Supreme Court by Lawrence Baum as “…A court makes significant changes in public policy, especially in policies that the other branches have established. The most prominent form…

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    DISCUSSION WEEK #11 Judicial philosophy is the fundamental set of ideas and beliefs of a judge or justice, in which shapes his or her rulings of a specific case. As well as, how both judge or justice interpret the law. Judicial scholars interpret judges and justices as being either “activists” or “restraints” based on their judicial philosophy. Judicial activism is the philosophy of judicial decision-making whereby judges allow, mainly their personal views about public policy to guide their…

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    Originalism v. Judicial Activism Throughout the history of the United States of America, there has always been different controversies among our Constitution. To the best of their abilities the Supreme Court of the United States has resolved each of these cases in a manner relating to interpreting the Constitution. Judicial activism and judicial restraint have been at odds since the adoption of our Constitution in 1787. This continues to this time where the Supreme Court is still ruling on…

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    Judicial Assignment 1. Describe the two judicial philosophies? First there is Judicial Activism, which is a doctrine holding that the federal judiciary should take an active role by using its powers to check the activities of governmental bodies when those bodies exceed their authority. (Bades, 2016) Then there is Judicial Restraint which is A doctrine holding that the courts should defer to the decisions made by the elected representatives of the people in the legislative and executive…

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    and the Judicial Branch, were all given specific powers that were outlined in their respective Constitutional articles (I, II, III). Specifically, the Judicial Branch was given the power to interpret the law by Article III of the Constitution. The Judicial Branch’s highest court, the Supreme Court of the United States, has effectively been in charge of answering all political questions that have come before the United States courts system. The Supreme Court has made final decisions in cases,…

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    Those who are against judicial activism would argue that Judges who believe in this system make laws and not interpret them, which is an abuse of their constitutional power. The issue, they claim, is not whether these problems need to be solved but whether the courts should be involved in such a way. By making decisions about how to run prisons or schools for example, the courts takes on the responsibilities and duties that is supposed to be exclusive only to the legislative and executive…

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    Part B: Article Selected: "The Truth about Canadian Judicial Activism" To begin the article, Anand states that the topic of judicial activism over the years has generated great debate. In recent years, many have denied that there is such a thing called judicial activism, for example retired Supreme Court Justice John Minister John Mayor once said: “there is no such thing as judicial activism in Canada”. As a result, many feel that the debate has allowed excessive judicial defense, resulting…

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    To begin with, in the judicial system, there is an ongoing dispute over what compromises the proper amount of judicial power. The lack of agreement concerning policymaking power of courts is reflected in the debate over judicial activism versus judicial restraint. In general, these two theories represent the conflicting approaches taken by judges in their task of interpretation. Thus, the Court may choose to play an active or passive role in politics by either changing or upholding public…

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