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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—March 30



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1989—According to the logbook maintained by the staff of the Morristown public library, squatter Richard R. Kreimer “spent 90 minutes—twice—staring at reference librarians.”  In response to this and other highly disruptive behavior, the library crafts written rules that prohibit, among other things, “unnecessary staring.”  But, in a wild ruling, federal district judge (and, later, Clinton appointee to the Third Circuit) H. Lee Sarokin declares the rules facially unconstitutional.  (See This Week entry for Feb. 14, 1992, for more on this case and the Third Circuit’s reversal of Judge Sarokin’s ruling.)


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