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Oct 08

Order In The Court? Judicial Activism and Its Threat to the Rule of Law

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

With the Supreme Court returning to session in October, all eyes will once again turn to the judiciary. Regrettably, in recent years judges have transformed the courts into a policymaking body that wields wide-ranging power concerning virtually all aspects of American life. Rather than fulfilling their duty to interpret the Constitution and laws as they are written, activist judges have increasingly sought to impose their own policy preferences on the nation.

To address this threat to the rule of law, The Heritage Foundation will launch a new website that will serve as a clearinghouse for information on judicial nominees and provide analysis of the worst activist cases in U.S. history. The archive of activism, which profiles current and historical instances of judicial activism, is searchable by case, by court, or by judge.

Ed Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, writes for Bench Memos on National Review Online. Kellyanne Conway of the polling company has provided invaluable research and analysis on the public's perception of the judiciary and judicial activism. Robert Alt of Heritage writes extensively on judicial activism and constitutional legal issues. Join us as Heritage formally launches our new website regarding judicial activism.

More About the Speakers

Ed Whelan
Ethics and Public Policy Center

Kellyanne Conway
President and CEO,
the polling company/WomanTrend

Robert Alt
Deputy Director and Senior Legal Fellow,
Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

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