March 17, 2011

Prosser on Torts Empathy

Not that there's anything wrong with it ...
[Judges] are quite sensitive to what's going on in society. That doesn't mean that they necessarily tailor their decisions to contemporary pressure or something like that, but they better darn well be interested and informed on what's going on, how people feel. — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser
Remember when the right-wing went ballistic over Obama's seeking "empathy" in his nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court? Think we'll hear the same pearl-clutching fauxtrage over Prosser's view that judges need to be interested and informed on "how people feel"?

Yeah me neither.

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