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Judicial Branch Assignment

A hotly debated issue in recent years has involved judicial restraint verses judicial activism. There is a section on this issue in textbook.

1. Describe these two judicial philosophies.

2. What are the differences between the two?

3. What role did this debate play in the confirmations of Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor? Thomas and Sotomayor follow which philosophy?

Here is a biography of Justice Sotomayor from the Oyez – Supreme Court Media site.http://www.oyez.org/justices/sonia_sotomayor

Here is a biography of Justice Thomas from the Oyez – Supreme Court Media site. http://www.oyez.org/justices/clarence_thomas

Your report must be at least 300 words. List all web resources and referenced materials that were used. You must use the APA citation style format in listing references used and in parenthetical citations.

Link for online bookhttps://assets.openstax.org/oscms-prodcms/media/do…