Why is it that so many Republicans cannot accept judicial rulings that go against their beliefs without labeling the judge as a "activist"? Such is the case with Gov. Gary Herbert's reaction to Judge Robert Shelby's ruling that Utah's Amendment 3 is unconstitutional.
The simple truth is, society's opinions and beliefs continually evolve. And courts' and judges' decisions reflect those changing attitudes.
Were the judges on the Supreme Court "activists" when they ended school segregation in "Brown vs. Board of Education"? Or when the court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional?