Why has there been a growth in judicial activism?

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  • Created on: 18-04-13 21:36
  • Distinguished judges have said that playing a more active roles in cases relating to areas such as governmental secrecy, industrial relations, police powers, political protest, reace relations and sexual behaviour. Taking a broad and active view of their role as interpreters of the constitution and reviewers of action. 
  • Judges expected to be impartial and outside political influence and pressure. 1955 Kilmuir Guidelines urged them to silence to prevent criticism. Guidlelines have been relaxed and judges giving more interviews and express opinions on public policy. 
  • Less clear-cut separation of judges from political process. Lord Chancellor, Attorney General and Solicitor-General involved in both. Solicitor-General part of judicial


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