President Obama has chosen Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be our next Supreme Court Justice. Judge Sotomayor agrees with Obama that Justices should have “empathy” for either the underprivileged or people who belong to races or national origins, etc. that have histories of discrimination. She believes that a “Latina” would be more qualified than a “white male” to judge based on empathy. This means that she does NOT believe that Justice is “blind” or “objective,” which is what actual justice really is, and is what our laws really should be based on.
George Mason University Economics professor Walter E. Williams explains it here in his recent column, Empathy Versus Law.