Monday, July 13, 2009

A time for some tough questions.

The Judicial Oath:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."

Judge Sotomayor:

"Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences … our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. Justice O’Connor has often been cited as saying that a wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases. I am also not so sure that I agree with the statement. … I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life."


Mike West said...

The liberal judges think the courts are set up to serve "the little guy, the minorities, etc" and tend to forget they are to serve everyone - even the big nasty corporations like Microsoft and the rest.

twest said...

"Empathy towards one group means prejudice towards another" - good point by Jeff Sessions today.

Mike West said...

Yes Ted - that's a great point.