JudicialActivism

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Ashley Hamilton Criminal Justice 100 Assignment 3 Judicial activism is when a judge uses his own morals and personal views to judge a case. It’s unconstitutional because A) it gives the judiciary branch more power than any other branch, and B) judges could possibly not follow what the constitution says. The checks and balances system was created long ago to make sure no branch of the US government got to powerful. With judicial activism, judges can choose whether or not to even do as
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Unformatted text preview: the constitution requires. It could hurt or hinder both crime control and due process advocates. With the power, it could speed things up, but they might not be done right. I think the only person it benefits, is the judge himself. The constitution was created for a reason, and with out it, our whole government would fall apart....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course CRJ 100 taught by Professor Martin during the Winter '08 term at Des Moines CC.

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