Judge Shows Deference but Doesn't Shy Away From 'Activism'

, New York Law Journal

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In an interview with the Law Journal, Eastern District Judge Edward Korman said that the phrase "judicial activist" is "often misunderstood. It doesn't mean a judge doesn't strike down actions of the elected branches of government." The judge's willingness to take on the federal government was on display recently in a scathing decision ordering the Obama administration to increase access to emergency contraception.

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  • PeteF

    Not only does Judge Korman take counsel from Judge Bork, he also takes counsel from his wife, an assistant DA in Kings County.

    In a magazine interview he gave some years ago he said that when he has a particularly troubling case it causes him to toss and turn in his bed and awakening his wife. He said that Mrs. Korman, a prosecutor,asks the judge what is troubling you, Eddie? He tells her the case and why it troubles him - he will have to make a decision on what he should do when another man's life is at stake. Mrs. Korman tells him to go back to sleep and don't let it bother you.

    Judging from the photo on this story it seems as though the Judge is well slept - he looks remarkably fit.

    BTW, give that attorney who said the Judge was 'legally brilliant' a star for affirming what Judge Korman already seems to think: He is 'legally brilliant.'

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