TITLE

Restraining Order

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
New Republic;1/30/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents an editorial regarding a judicial philosophy against which Supreme Court justice nominee Samuel Alito can be measured. The editors praise bipartisan judicial restraint and urge liberal and conservative justices to practice it consistently. Judges should play a modest role in U.S. democracy. Judges should strike down laws only when the constitutional arguments for doing so are clear. The editors reject activist Supreme Court decisions on both sides of the political spectrum. The editors discuss whether Alito is committed to judicial restraint.
ACCESSION #
19487615

 

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