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Curiel and Empathy

From Jim’s report on Judge Curiel:

“Empathy does not play a role in the judicial process,” Curiel wrote in response to questions from Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), contradicting the perspective of President Obama. “A judge protects the ‘little guy’ — and the ‘big guy’ — by applying the law fairly and evenhandedly to all of the parties whether they are ‘little’ or ‘big.’” 

That’s excellent stuff: No “wise Latina” horsepucky for him.

Now, if only we could get him to consider a more general stance against empathy.


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