Judicial activity

Courtesy of Seth Rosenthal at Slate here is a point that needs to be made seven times seventy times:

>The truth, then, is that despite all their fulminating about judicial activism, conservatives today firmly believe that courts must step in to oversee, correct, or invalidate the actions of government officials. They simply disagree with liberals on when to do it.

No this is not one of those silly “referee pieces” one sees so much of in the liberal media. (You know the ones: “Fox is biased, but so is the New York Times. Everyone is biased. Not me, though, I can detect bias, so I don’t believe anyone.” And so on).

Rather, Rosenthal reminds us–against the always question begging George Will–that the phrase “judicial activism” can hardly substitute for a substantial legal argument.