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Original actions and judicial activism

This week’s edition of SCOWstats focuses on judicial activism as seen in the justices’ votes on petitions for original actions. Typically it is conservative justices who call liberal justices “judicial activists.” SCOWstats’s analysis of original action petitions filed in 2020-2021 suggests that it is conservative justices who want to dispense with procedure in order to make law. But for the grace of Justice Hagedorn, they might have succeeded in several important cases.

 

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