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Unformatted text preview: Connor. On the Contrary, Justice Scalias interpretation of the laws decided that the prohibition of Sodomy was a state right under the 10 th amendment, and therefore he could not vote against the Bowers decision. The piece on Judicial Activism by Thomas Sowell had many connections to the Supreme Court write up. Sowells discussion of how justices can act actively or passively was clearly exercised by the Supreme Court in Lawrence . While Scalia passively examined the case, Justice Kennedy practiced judicial activism in deciding the case. Question: Sowell discussed how many people believe that an issue with Judicial Activism is that Justices will lean on their own morals and values when deciding a case. In a case like this, couldnt people on either side of the case be at risk of using their own ethics?...
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