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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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A division bench headed by Justice Shahid Karim took up the petition moved by Judicial Activism Panel Chairman Azhar Siddique.
The petition filed on Tuesday by the Judicial Activism Panel in the LHC said that the protest by differently-abled persons was a continuation of several demonstrations against the Punjab government's failure to provide them with jobs and salaries.
Though judicial activism in Pakistan is at its peak in the current situation, however, the way the judiciary is in such a haste to set state matters right without getting its own house in order, makes the pumped-up activism a vacuous exercise.
Sharp criticism was levelled at the state institutions just weeks after the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentary body meeting had decided to discuss judicial activism and judges' behaviour in parliament.
Azhar Siddique, head of judicial activism panel has filed petition taking plea that Government is increasing the price of petroleum products every month illegally despite reduction in price of crude oil in international market.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed the three-judge bench, gave this direction while hearing the petition that called for the use of judicial activism to institutionally overhaul the country's delay-ridden judicial system.
The group claims judicial activism on matters LGBT is the worst mistake being committed on Kenyan soil at the moment.
There is shortage of water; We did not discharge our obligations; He further remarked ' we are not fond of judicial activism in any way.
IANS New Delhi A Union Minister and Chief Justice of India on Saturday crossed swords over judicial activism at a conference on the occasion of National Law Day with CJI Dipak Misra saying it was their sacrosanct duty to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens.
New Delhi: A Union Minister and Chief Justice of India on Saturday crossed swords over judicial activism at a conference on the occasion of National Law Day with CJI Dipak Misra saying it was their sacrosanct duty to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens.
The reference has been sent by Judicial Activism Panel, a group of lawyers, which seeks disqualification of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal.
senators on Wednesday that if confirmed, they would steer clear of judicial activism.