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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of legislate.
  • adj. Created through legislation.


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  • “Judicial tyranny”, OTOH, would be if the judiciary struck down too many laws, or if it “legislated from the bench”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Destroying the Constitution’s Structure is not Constitutional

  • Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito legislated from the bench in this case and others, but Republicans are in support of their actions because it changes law to meet their political position.

    Sotomayor confirmed for Supreme Court

  • After the last Supreme court decision – reverse discrimination – the justices he supported openly legislated from the bench.

    Kyl raises past Sotomayor statements

  • This Bush-appointed SCOTUS is going to contribute to our downfall — they have already legislated from the bench, and will continue to favor corporations and business over the people.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 1, 2010

  • Proposition 22, which defined marriage to be between a man and a woman and adopted by California voters on March 7, 2000 with 61.4% in favor, was hijacked along with the California Legislative Branch by the Tyrannical Justices of the California Supreme Court which legislated from the bench in direct violation of the California Constitution and managed to null the will of the people and declare Proposition 22 unconstitutional.

    California becomes second U.S. state to legalize gay marriage : Law is Cool

  • CO2 has just been judicially legislated from a perfectly natural element of our atmosphere necessary for life on Earth to a "pollutant."


  • That's all well and good, but he's also the king of anti-business philosophy and supports affirmative action (aka legislated racism).

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • The amendment brought by Senators Arlen Specter (D-PA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and many other senior Democrats would haveenacted onesimplechange in current anti-investor law -- law that was "legislated" by a conservative Supreme Court rather than the U.S. Congress.

    Francine McKenna: Will Auditors Ever Answer to Investors for Aiding and Abetting?

  • Fact 2: Not all deposits have the same 'legislated' guarantees.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Retired investor and billionaire Pete Peterson argues that it is "not only unfair, it's downright immoral." moeski wrote: The House and Senate had no intention of addressing the cost drivers of care and coverage such as legislated competition limits and tort excesses.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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