February 23, 2012
barticles:

Q: Is the Supreme Court really activist?
A: No:

Congress passed 15,817 laws from 1954 to 2002.  The Supreme Court struck down 103—or just two-thirds of one percent.
•    State legislatures passed 1,006,649 laws over the same period but the Court only struck down 452—or less than one twentieth of one percent. •    The federal government adopted 21,462 regulations from 1986-2006.  The Court struck down 121—or about a half of a percent.•    In any given year, the Court strikes down just three out of every 5,000 laws passed by Congress and state legislatures.•    The Supreme Court overturned precedents in just two percent of cases considered from 1954 to 2010.

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barticles:

Q: Is the Supreme Court really activist?

A: No:

  • Congress passed 15,817 laws from 1954 to 2002.  The Supreme Court struck down 103—or just two-thirds of one percent.

•    State legislatures passed 1,006,649 laws over the same period but the Court only struck down 452—or less than one twentieth of one percent.
•    The federal government adopted 21,462 regulations from 1986-2006.  The Court struck down 121—or about a half of a percent.
•    In any given year, the Court strikes down just three out of every 5,000 laws passed by Congress and state legislatures.
•    The Supreme Court overturned precedents in just two percent of cases considered from 1954 to 2010.

(source)

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    Is the Supreme Court really activist? A: No: Congress passed 15,817 laws from 1954 to 2002. The Supreme Court struck...
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    This chart is a little misleading; laws listed as “struck down” are only those that were being directly challenged....
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