judicial activism

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Noun[edit]

judicial activism (uncountable)

  1. (law, pejorative) the act of replacing an impartial interpretation of existing law with the judge's personal feelings about what the law should be

Usage notes[edit]

This phrase is a political epithet applied to judges who allegedly exceed their authority.

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