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Useless Standards


George Will writes now and then about the judiciary, as he did today, and for the life of me I don’t know what principle he’s trying to advance. Today, he lectures that judicial activism is good sometimes. Well, that’s not exactly useful as a standard for judicial conduct and interpretation. But he never fails in taking a little shot at conservatives, who, in this instance, dare to question the origins of judicial review.


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