Just a note on the recent rulings in Federal courts on the Terri situation. I hear conservatives over and over saying that these judges are "activist" judges. I have come to realize that "activist judge" in conservative speak just means a judge who does not rule the way the conservatives want.
These judges are anything but activist. They are ruling on the letter of the law. You may or may not agree with the ruling on moral grounds, but you cannot call them activists.