Judicial Confirmation Glossary
Conservative -- to the right of the New York Times
Arch-conservative -- to the right of the Washington Post
Right wing group -- conservative group
Non-partisan group -- liberal group
Liberal group -- moonbat central
Out of the mainstream -- in step with a majority of voters
Pandering to the right wing -- keeping an election promise, proving that elections matter
Missed opportunity -- failure to choose one of the candidates desired by your opponents
Judicial activism -- a conservative judge's willingness to strike down a legislative act that contradicts the constitution. (obsolete: a liberal judge's essential perogative to strike down a legislative act that contradicts what the constitution should say.)
Living document (as in "the constitution is a living document") -- license for liberal jurists to amend the constitution, as needed, to obtain the desired outcomes.
Originalism -- 1) a far right dogma, promoting the radical notion that the constitution means what it says; 2) an attempt to murder the living constitution.
Turn back the clock -- a judicial ban on Daylight Savings Time
Back alley abortions -- the inevitable outcome when any attempt is made to differentiate between a tumor and a fetus.
Roll back women's rights -- put abortion law back in the hands of law-making bodies in each state.
Roll back civil rights -- eliminate perpetual institutionalized discrimination on the basis of race
Destroy the separation of church and state -- replace "freedom from religion" with "freedom of religion"
stare decisis -- the principle that an act of the legislature and executive branches may be nullified, but a previous decision by judges can only be changed by a federal constitutional amendment.
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