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Old 07-10-2018, 01:01 PM
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Default Re: How should a justice vote?

This is my biggest issue with Sotomayor during her confirmation hearings. The issue of empathy was brought up. She then explained that she would bring "empathy" to the court in her judgements.

What I wanted someone to ask was, "Where in the Constitution does is say that we should employ empathy in regards whether or not a case before the court is Constitutional?" A SC jurist should not be considering empathy at all. Their decisions need to be only as they pertain to the Constitutional standards. The decision they have to make is either that the issue before them meets Constitutional requirements or it doesn't. PERIOD.

Unfortunately the left wants to use to court to enact legislation that they have not been able to pass through the normal process as they either have been or would be rejected by the voting public.
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