RE-WRITING LAW FROM THE BENCH IS JUDICIAL ACTIVISM

by Jim Valenti

We must remember, the job of the United States Supreme Court is to interpret law—NOT TO MAKE LAW.

Making law is the responsibility of Congress and individual state legislatures, not the courts. In the Constitution, this is viewed as the SEPARATION OF POWERS doctrine.

The U. S. Supreme Court has re-written law in several cases this year, including the case on gay marriage. This is not a prerogative of any court to exercise. No court in this land has authority to re-write law. When laws are re-written from the bench, you have judicial activism.