Lochnerism
 n.— «She has written that she “initially accepted the conventional wisdom” that the doctrine used in Lochner was “a myth invented by judicial activists that were up to no good,” and that “Lochnerism is the strongest pejorative known to American law.” Brown now rejects that conventional wisdom, however, and she chides conservatives for their “dread” of judicial activism. In her words, it “dawned on me that the problem may not be judicial activism. The problem may be the world view—amounting to altered political and social consciousness—out of which judges now fashion their judicial decisions.”» —“Judicial Throwback” by Douglas T. Kendall, Timothy J. Dowling Washington Post Sept. 19, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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