Assess the impact that judicial activism has had on American society, discussing specific cases in which the Supreme Court or a lower federal court played an activist role

POL- 4-2 Discussion: Is Judicial Activism A Good Thing?

Assess the impact that judicial activism has had on American society, discussing specific cases in which the Supreme Court or a lower federal court played an activist role. Why does the Constitution allow judges to play an activist role?

In responding to your classmates, discuss if judicial activism is a good thing and when it goes too far. List specific cases in which you believe judicial activism worked for the good or detriment of society in your answer.

For your response posts (2), you must do the following: 

  •   Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.
  •   In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
  •   In Modules Two through Eight, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
  •   Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.