Location: Pantego, Texas, United States

Monday, May 04, 2009

Obama says he wants a candidate for Supreme Court Justice Souter's position who has "empathy." That seems to be an odd requirement for someone whose job is to interpret the Constitution. It seems to me that this is an appeal for a person who will attempt to legislate from the bench, who will find previously undiscovered "rights" in the Constitution. Carol Platt Liebau asks the excellent question, "Empathy for whom?" The mother or the unborn baby: the murderer or the victim's family?


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