Saturday, April 10, 2010

Refreshing AP Honesty on the 'Activist Judge' Charge

It's nice to see the AP calling it like it is with the charge of being an 'activist judge':

Senate Republicans said the nominee should not be an activist, which they describe as someone driven by a preferred result rather than by the law. In practice, though, Republicans find that only liberal Democratic-appointed judges wear the activist label.

As the debates rage over Justice Stephens' replacement, just remember that 'activist judge', whatever it's theoretical definition, amounts to "a judge I disagree with".


Frank said...

"It's nice to see the AP calling it like it is..."

I'm not sure it's nice to see the AP engaging in yellow journalism. As a matter of fact, it looks like they agree. Apparently they updated the article; they took out that sentence you pasted.

ScienceAvenger said...

There's nothing yellow about stating facts. Reality isn't fair and balanced.