Thomas Sowell has a new column out offering some context about the court rulings on ObamaCare and whether they qualify as "judicial activism":
"Judicial activism" is a term coined years ago by critics of judges who make rulings based on their own beliefs and preferences, rather than on the law as written. It is not a very complicated notion, but political rhetoric can confuse and distort anything.
In recent years, a brand-new definition of "judicial activism" has been created by the political left, so that they can turn the tables on critics of judicial activism.
The new definition of "judicial activism" defines it as declaring laws unconstitutional.