Due to relative lack of US Constitution to address certain issues, judiciary became important and was forced to intervene into the political matters.
The matter of appointment of judges and the way ideological familiarity was considered also allowed Supreme Court to change its overall role. The appointments specially made during the Reagan administration proved as controversial which allowed the ideological split within the court. What is however, critical to note that Rehnquist Court which was not as forceful in creating judicial activism. Justice Roberts too was a firm believer in the judicial modesty and it was during these periods that US went on to war without any significant resistance from Court. (Lasser, 2011)
Leaving political decisions to courts may force courts to actually overstate their constitutional mandate and become involved in issues which may not have any precedent or references to constitutional history of the