Seeing Through Empathy-Colored Glasses

Barack Obama says his first criterion for Supreme Court justices will be “empathy.” Michael Ramirez comments; click to enlarge:

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Deciding cases on the basis of “empathy” really means ruling in favor of politically-influential constituencies. We got a preview of the law of “empathy” in the Obama administration’s effort to violate the legal rights of Chrysler’s secured creditors in order to funnel money to the United Auto Workers. “Empathy” is another word for lawlessness.

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