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activist judge

A judge or justice (particularly of the US Supreme Court) who rules in accordance with their personal ideology rather than with how the law is strictly written; often used in a derogatory or pejorative sense. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Many attributed the strict environmental rulings to the activist judge who was appointed last November and is known for his love of nature.
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activist justice

A court justice whose rulings are dictated more by personal leanings than the law. I can't believe that judge! What is he, an activist justice—handing out rulings based on his own bent?
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In a similar incident, Bajran Dal activists of Jharkhand weren't far behind.
The largest institutional voting blocks may be less compelled to sign on for strategic or balance sheet-oriented actions that activists seek, but they may more readily resonate with a case for corporate governance failure and the need for fresh perspectives.
At that point, says Rawlinson, it's best for companies to sit down and talk to these activists if they approach in good faith.
An Alexandria misdemeanour court sentenced Monday political activist and lawyer Mahienour El-Massry and nine others to two years in prison, Freedom to the Brave Movement supporting detainees stated.
Soldiers cordoned the area and prevented more activists from reaching Cann village, which was set up only a week after a similar protest tent village, al-Manatir, was put up on land near the village of Burin, south of Nablus, also to protest Israeli settlement expansion.
Activists said the number of killed in the town of al-Dhiyabia, southeast of the capital, might reach as high as 107.
The activists will hold a news conference tomorrow to explain their alternatives, she said.
The PSD added that the activists stepped off the buses and tried to cross the Israeli borders on foot.
It should be noted that IOF have been preventing international human rights activists wishing to observe human rights violations committed by IOF in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, from entering the oPt for several years.
Pro-Palestinian activists say Greek authorities have intercepted a ship that set sail from a Greek port to try and break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Summary: German police have used truncheons and teargas to clear a railway line as they clashed with anti-nuclear activists.
Jewish activists who sought to breach Israel's Gaza blockade this week said Wednesday that navy commandos treated them harshly when they intercepted their boat, the Associated Press reported.
By Lahore, July 12, 2010 (Frontier Star): Punjab Police have launched a crackdown against activists of banned outfits in different cities of Punjab here on Monday and held dozens activists later shifting them to unidentified locations for investigations.
Does the FDA think cosmetics-safety activists like Jessica are overreacting to inconclusive scientific findings?