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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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The report noted that activist investing was increasingly becoming a style of management decision making -- "essentially a behavior" -- as opposed to the traditional investor class that strives to influence management decision making through the sway of portfolio investment.
Incumbent boards should either welcome this dialogue with activists or have already considered and thoughtfully rejected the activist position.
If you do so, you can address this matter before an activist investor forces you to deal with it.
The lawyers for the activists arrived to assist them, but clashes occurred between them and police forces, after which the lawyers and activists wanted to organise a sit-in at the station objecting to their assault.
The point is that activists have decided to set tents in front of the Yerevan Mayor's Office, as it is already for a week as they
Activists said the number of killed in the town of al-Dhiyabia, southeast of the capital, might reach as high as 107.
The activists then attempted to cross the Israeli borders on foot, said the department, which forced the Jordanian side to force the activists board the buses again and brought them back to Amman "to safeguard their lives.
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.
Rodger Keller 63 An original member of the 1970s activist group Gay Liberation Front; died March 20.
So she joined an activist group called Teens for Safe Cosmetics.
With state legislation going against them, "gay" activists will likely focus their efforts on federal lawsuits and activist federal judges to forward their cause.
In Redlands, I learned about an activist named Anne MacMurray who organized opposition to a ballot initiative to put a shining Latin cross back on the Redlands city seal after the American Civil Liberties Union had urged its removal in 2004.
K Mulira, an activist rival of Mulumba's, explained thoughtfully that in Buganda, sociability and manners were the foundation of the social order.
One of the biggest problems about mountaintop removal is that it employs so few people," says Hillary Hosta, an activist with the Coalfield Sustainability Project.