Richard W Hawkins: Sorry, it’s not judicial activism

December 22, 2018


This is regarding the Dec. 20 editorial by the Dallas Morning News headlined “Judicial activism can be a right wing problem, too.”

To claim Judge O’Connor’s ruling is judicial activism is patently false. He properly interpreted the law and the Constitution and made his ruling accordingly; Obamacare, the ACA, is unconstitutional law especially with the elimination of the penalty tax that Congress approved last year. This is a perfect schoolhouse example for proper judicial opinion, not an example of judicial activism. Judge O’Connor did not legislate new law that earns judges the title “judicial activist”.

Richard W Hawkins

Lake Havasu City

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