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."

3 comments:

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.