judicial activism

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judicial activism definition


See broad construction.

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judicial activism

noun
an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court) [syn: broad interpretation
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