A theory of interpretation of the Constitution that holds that the spirit of the times, the values of the justices, and the needs of the nation may legitimately influence the decisions of a court, particularly the Supreme Court. Sometimes called judicial activism. (See Earl Warren.)
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
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