Sunday, May 03, 2009

Empathy

President Barack Obama said he will be looking for a Supreme Court Justice who is empathetic (among other things). Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on the president's judicial nominees, said that should be read as a code word for judicial activism. I guess he is acknowledging the fact that conservative judges who adhere to legislative deference or lack empathy.

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