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Obama's Empathy Standard

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 1, 2009 @ 4:59 pm In Legal | Comments Disabled

President Barack Obama outlined his criteria for appointing a replacement for retiring-Justice David Souter today. In Obama’s world, justice should not blind [1], instead:

I will seek …. someone who understands justice and isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a case book, it is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people’s live whether they can make a living and care for their families whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation, I view that quality of empathy of understanding and identifying what people’s hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes.

Watch:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng00k-FH2V4[/youtube]


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[1] In Obama’s world, justice should not blind: http://www.foundry.org/2009/05/01/obama%e2%80%99s-outcome-based-jurisprudence/

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