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Unformatted text preview: Judicial activism when judges deliberately shape judicial doctrine to conform with their personal view of the Constitution and social policy Dissenting opinion the written opinion of one or more Supreme Court justices who disagree with the ruling of the Courts majority. The opinion outlines the rationale for their disagreement. Concurring opinion a written opinion by a Supreme Court justice who agrees with the decision of the Court but disagrees with the rationale for reaching that decision Attorney general the head of the Justice Department, represents the federal governments interests in law courts throughout the nation. Senatorial courtesy an informal practice in which senators are given veto power over federal judicial appointments in their home states...
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- Spring '08
- American Politics