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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Supreme Court Justice Scalia doesn’t like judicial activism — except when he does like it
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 20, 2013 3:10 p.m.



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Of all the hypocrisies peddled by political conservatives, few are as ridiculous as their avowed antipathy toward so-called judicial activism.

This right-wing bugaboo arises from a principle called “judicial review,” which is the power of a court to review an act of legislation to see if it comports with the U.S. Constitution. For 210 years now, the Supreme Court has claimed the authority to void acts of Congress if they are seen to violate our national charter.

But whenever the high court exercises this authority to strike down an act of Congress that conservatives favor, a great cry arises that ...

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