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Unformatted text preview: Connor. On the Contrary, Justice Scalia’s 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. Sowell’s 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, couldn’t people on either side of the case be at risk of using their own ethics?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course LAWSO 151 taught by Professor Hajjar during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08