Will the right oppose the court's blatant judicial activism?

For years the political right has condemned what it calls "judicial activism," meaning virtually any ruling that defends the little guy against larger state or corporate interests, especially any ruling that overturns a precedent to offer such protection.

Mother Jones' David Korn now asks if the political right will be consistent and speak out against the precedent upsetting and potentially democracy crippling ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court today.

We'll wait with him.

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Meanwhile, President Obama, back when he was senator from Illinois, seemed to understand what the nation would be getting in a Justice Roberts' led court.

Explaining his vote against the Roberts nomination, then-Senator Obama noted that Roberts "has far more often used his formidable skills on behalf of the strong in opposition to the weak."

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