“Unelected justices too often choose to read new rights into the Constitution, at the expense of the democratic process.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
This term gets thrown around a lot, and often becomes synonymous with a disgruntled plaintiff and/or defendant making accusations. In reality, however, judicial activism is a very real and harmful aspect of our court system.
Judicial activism can be defined as rulings made based on a judge’s own beliefs and policy preferences rather than the Constitution and rule of law.
The founding fathers believed in the limited role of the judiciary as a check on the legislative branch, not as a law making body. In Federalist 78, Alexander Hamilton specifically states that neither the judiciary or legislature should ever consider themselves more powerful than the people. The Will of the People should always be the rule of law.
We have identified several cases that illustrate the activist actions of the Florida Supreme Court. Get the facts and sign our petition to the Supreme Court!
It’s time that citizens take a stand against Judicial Activism. It is time that you learn about the decisions of the Florida Supreme Court and decide for yourself if the Court is putting politics over personal liberties.
We think that they are.
Florida – You be the judge! Then head over and SIGN THE PETITION.