The extension of the Voting Rights Act was passed by the U.S. House today by a vote of 390-33. Of the 33 who voted “no,” all Republicans, six were from the Georgia delegation. Not able to accept defeat in the face of the overwelming bi-partisan popular will of the people’s representatives, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland called for judcial activism to overturn the law. He had this to say: “We needed 218 votes in the House,” he said. “But we’ll only need five votes in the Supreme Court. Justice will prevail. The honor of Georgia will be restored.” So, when a conservative asks the Courts to overturn the will of the people it is “justice,” but when a liberal asks the Courts to do the same thing it is “judicial activism.” Is that right, Rep. Westmoreland? Thanks to Andre for pointing this out.