President Obama shouldn't have suggested Monday that U.S. Supreme Court justices would be guilty of "judicial activism" if they disregarded the will of Congress and overturned the federal health care law. Presidents should avoid commenting on pending court cases, and his comments could add to the public's cynicism about the justice system. That said, some conservatives are overplaying it in claiming that Obama tried to bully the court, and they have no standing to complain about criticisms of the court. For years they have disparaged judges for being "activist."
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