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    Take a position as a Judicial Activist. Argue for this position. Why is it better to have judicial activists in the Supreme Court? Is it a judge's role to create new law for social good? Cite cases to support your claim.

    Some cases of judicial activism:

    Roe vs Wade
    Griswal vs the State of Connecticut
    Brown vs Board of Education

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    Take a position as a Judicial Activist. Argue for this position. Why is it better to have judicial activists in the Supreme Court? Is it a judge's role to create new law for social good? Cite cases to support your claim.

    Some cases of judicial activism:

    Roe vs Wade
    Griswal vs the State of Connecticut
    Brown vs Board of Education.

    Here are some suggestions for answering the above question:

    First, I would describe what your interpretation of a Judicial Activist is. One example I found, as defined by Keenan Kmiec in The Origin and Current Meaning of "Judicial Activism" is:

    "The practice in the judiciary of protecting or expanding individual rights through decisions that depart from established precedent or are independent of or in opposition to supposed constitutional or legislative intent."

    In other words, judicial ...

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    Explores what a judicial activist is, and gives examples of cases where judicial activism was used.

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