Judicial activism

This AP report reminds conservatives what is at stake when it comes to judicial nominations and confirmations:

Justice Stephen G. Breyer says the Supreme Court must promote the political rights of minorities and look beyond the Constitution’s text when necessary to ensure that “no one gets too powerful.”

Breyer, a Clinton appointee who has brokered many of the high court’s 5-4 rulings, spoke in a televised interview that aired one day before justices hear a key case on race in schools. He said judges must consider the practical impact of a decision to ensure democratic participation.

“We’re the boundary patrol,” Breyer said, reiterating themes in his 2005 book that argue in favor of race preferences in university admissions because they would lead to diverse workplaces and leadership.

2 Responses to “Judicial activism”

  1. ajmac Says:

    Gosh. Hard to find the hubris there.

  2. Andrew Says:

    Justice Breyer also said:

    Those words, “the freedom of speech,” “Congress shall pass no law abridging the freedom of speech.” Neither they, the founders, nor those words tell you how to apply it to the Internet.

    I guess we can only speak our minds using quill pens and parchment, or otherwise Justice Breyer won’t deem our speech to be protected by the words and intent of the framers of the First Amendment.

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