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What is an activist judge?

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September 09, 2010 3:26PM

An 'activist judge' is a judge whose personal opinions and passions cause them to make rulings in favour of their own personal opinion as opposed to the rules of law.

However, generally judges, who are called 'activist judges,' are really judges who have made a decision that a politician in power disagrees with vehemently.