May 26, 2009

Thomas Sowell on Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Barack Obama has made his first Supreme Court appointment, justice Sonia Sotomayor. Even the most casual follower of the story can see that she is the posterchild for postmodern political correctness and judicial activism. By her own testimony her gender and ethnicity will influence her decisions. And she thinks that someone (like herself) of a particular ethnicity and gender may be better equipped to make certain decisions because of her ability to "empathize." Forget the rule of law and the facts of the case--what matters is empathy! One wonders, given her postmodern view of law and culture, if she can empathize with a white male who stands before her bar looking for justice? On her own terms, we already know the answer. I encourage readers to read the commentary by Thomas Sowell on Sotomayor's appointment at this link:

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