Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips—a federal judge from California—ruled that the military’s longstanding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was unconstitutional. This common-sense law prohibited open homosexuality in the military to help ensure troop unity and readiness.
Thirty-six years ago, abortion-on-demand was legalized by a judge, not for constitutional reasons, but for political ones. There’s really no point in going into much detail on the case since you’re aware of its consequences, but in light of Sonia Sotomayor’s recent confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, I find it appropriate to discuss judicial activism. This term has been around for decades, gaining prominence following the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.