What of impartiality?

Empathy for disaffected groups is an empty barometer in reaching sound legal outcomes.

, The National Law Journal

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's pledge to never forget the "real-world consequences" of her decisions is not unobjectionable on its face. Unfortunately, however, empathy for disaffected groups emerges as an empty, unhelpful barometer in reaching sound legal outcomes, an emptiness reflected in many of Sotomayor's decisions.

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