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judicial activism

n.
Judicial lawmaking that exceeds the proper exercise of judicial authority, especially when concerned with matters ordinarily addressed by a legislature.
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Noun1.judicial activism - an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)
interpreting, rendering, rendition, interpretation - an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning"
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The debate on judicial activism versus judicial restraint is a never-ending one.
LAHORE -- Former Supreme Court Bar Association president Hamid Khan defends judicial activism by saying the judiciary has to take the step to check transgression of state organs.
Participating in a panel discussion on the issue of Judicial Activism on the second day of the Karachi Literature Festival, Pakistan's well-known defence analyst, security expert and retired Pakistan Army officer Ikram Sehgal, said the country had seen a lot of judicial activism in the past few years as compared to the judicial restraint exercised before.
The letter has been written by Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddiqu, head of the Judicial Activism panel.
LAHORE -- Judicial Activism Panel on Friday has submitted a petition seeking the formation of a judicial commission to investigate the Sahiwal shootout was submitted in the Lahore High Court (LHC).
Responding to criticism of his judicial activism, he said that the superior judiciary had alleviated the miseries of the people through judicial activism but with "caution and care".
On January 7, Justice Saqib Nisar said that he laid foundation of judicial activism for the betterment of humanity in Pakistan.
Referring to steps taken for provision of fundamental rights including treatment facilities at the hospitals, the chief justice said that the foundation of judicial activism was laid on good intentions and it was not aimed to ridicule others or interfere in their domains.
Having laid this foundation, I would now like to defend "judicial activism"--the term and epithet, that is, not the practice.
A petition has been filed in LHC by Azhar Siddique advocate head of Judicial Activism Panel taking the plea that National Assembly (NA) rule 108 runs contrary to law of the country.
Judicial activism and judicial restraint are two opposite approaches in the judiciary.
But Shad noted that the country is definitely experiencing more judicial activism today than three decades ago.