It’s nowhere near Christmas, but both the Family Research Council and the Judicial Independence Project at the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center have made their lists and they’ve checked them twice. And frankly, quite a few lawmakers, law-watchers and judges may get a lump of coal this summer.

The fun begins, appropriately enough, with the 1999 Court Jester Awards given out by the FRC. For the third year in a row, the council which “exists to reaffirm and promote�the traditional family unit and the Judeo-Christian value system,” released a list of what their membership and visitors to their web site consider the most outrageous examples of judicial activism in five categories.