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  • n  an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)
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  • Improving Lung Donor Availability and Allocation--Without the Courts
    In the June 25 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, medical ethicist and assistant professor of 0, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the implications of judicial activism in organ donation and suggests several ways to improve the availability and allocation of ...
    June 24, 2013 - Newswise
  • In Asheville speech, Scalia decries judicial activism
    Photos by Max Cooper In a speech to lawyers gathered June 21 in AshevilleU.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia decried judicial activism. The keynote speaker at the 2013 annual meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association, he told the hundreds in attendance that their law degrees do not qualify them to determine the moral values of society. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 ...
    June 21, 2013 - Mountain Xpress

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