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Conservatives Decry 'Activist' Judges in U.S. Courts

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Conservatives Decry 'Activist' Judges in U.S. Courts

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Conservatives Decry 'Activist' Judges in U.S. Courts

Conservatives Decry 'Activist' Judges in U.S. Courts

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In the weeks following the death of Terri Schiavo after years of being kept alive in a persistent vegetative state, a chorus of conservative voices have criticized what they consider liberal "activism" in U.S. courts. NPR's Ed Gordon talks about the issue with Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe and Reggie B. Walton, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia and one of President Bush's first judicial appointees.