Obama’s Criteria

Just read a great commentary on Obama’s criteria for Supreme Court nominations. My favorite part:

President Obama wants the law to favor some over others, based on a very subjective standard – a sentiment, really – of who should win and who should lose. This view is deeply unwise and unjust. Republicans and conservatives ought to say so, and they ought to explain why it is so.

Read the whole article.

1 Comment

  1. Richard
    May 31, 2009

    According to Title 28, Chapter I, Part 453 of the United States Code, each Supreme Court Justice takes the following oath:

    “I, [NAME], 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 as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”

    I see no mention in that oath of “empathy” or “compassion.” Any nominee who has openly stated that she feels a Hispanic woman is better qualified to make good decisions in cases involving oppressed minorities than a white male is unqualified for the job.