Defining Judicial Activism

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.