Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wonder if he will be called a "liberal activist" judge by the religious right?

So in a stunningly, at least to my mind, common-sense ruling, a judge in Arizona found a woman guilty of being in an HOV lane while driving alone. Her defense was that she was pregnant at the time and therefore, the fetus should have counted.

As the article from the online edition of the SF Chronicle stated:

Judge Dennis Freeman used a "common sense" definition in which an individual occupies a "separate and distinct" space in a vehicle.

"The law is meant to fill empty space in a vehicle," Freeman said.

How long till the religious conservatives start calling for his ouster as a liberal activist judge who is imposing his agenda on the rest of Arizona?

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