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December 3, 2008

Obama’s Scary Judicial Selection Criteria (Emotions, Empathy Trumps Objectivity???)

Filed under: Obama,Politics,The Left — SwittersB @ 9:11 PM
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Justice Warped

Justice Warped

As msm pundits discuss Obama’s centrist moves and what does it all mean as he becomes a realists, forgotten for now is the big hammer that will further damage American principles and harmfully steer us toward obsessive equality with the sacrifice of individual liberty and the Constitution. Perhaps you have heard a snippet of audio from Obama, in which he categorically states he will be selecting Judicial nominees upon their abilities to empathize with single mothers, minorities and the marginalized. No mention ever of the Constitution. This was a Con Law Prof at a major university? This is social engineering at the pathetic level of the 9th Circuit…a veritable carnival ride of judicial abuses, social planning and absurd interpretations of case law. A damning process of a few drastically altering our lives for decades to come. 

We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2008/02/barack_obamas

Although Obama has served in the Senate for barely three years, he has already established a record on judicial nominations and constitutional law that comports with his 2007 ranking by the National Journalas the most liberal of all 100 senators. Obama voted against the confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, and he even joined in the effort to filibuster the Alito nomination. In explaining his vote against Roberts, Obama opined that deciding the “truly difficult” cases requires resort to “one’s deepest values, one’s core concerns, one’s broader perspectives on how the world works, and the depth and breadth of one’s empathy.” In short, “the critical ingredient is supplied by what is in the judge’s heart.” No clearer prescription for lawless judicial activism is possible.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/849oyckg.asp

What you’re looking for is somebody who is going to apply the law where it’s clear. Now there’s gonna be those five percent of cases or one percent of cases where the law isn’t clear. And the judge has to then bring in his or her own perspectives, his ethics, his or her moral bearings.
And In those circumstance what I do want is a judge who is sympathetic enough to those who are on the outside, those who are vulnerable, those who are powerless, those who can’t have access to political power and as a consequence can’t protect themselves from being being dealt with sometimes unfairly, that the courts become a refuge for justice. That’s been its historic role. That was its role in Brown v Board of Education.
We’ve got to make sure civil rights are protected. We have got to make sure civil liberties are protected. Because oftentimes there are pressures that are placed on politicians to want to set civil liberties aside, especially at times when we’ve had terrorist attacks. Making sure we maintain our separation of powers so we dont have a president who is taking over more and more power.

 

 

 

 

Yes, read it all and start with the obligatory objective, the law, yadayada……..but, finish emotional bias. Obama worried about a President’s executive power, but capable of turning the same abuse over to a handful of robed planners in the Judiciary??? A scary probability. Who, cares how centrist Obama appears now. The dirty work will be done by a few judges and the already tainted Regressive Party under Reid & Pelosi.

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