As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Friday, May 29, 2009


A lot of people have got to this, but yes, empathy is not some alien notion but a common way of thinking about the role of life experience and how it relates, even to the law, and conservative judges like Sam Alito and Sandra Day O'Connor have invoked life experience and empathy in their judging, including race and gender, and white male conservatives consider themselves perfectly objective automatons uncorrupted by any perspective whatsoever, except when they don't like the law they have to apply under that standard, and then they go on and on about how unfair it all is to white people. This is because they view "the law" as anything reaching their desired outcome, intellectual honesty be damned. It's stupid. You can even play the home game on this.

Not much more to say than that.

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