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The Audacity Of Amy

In her opening remarks on Day 1 of the hearing she reminded us that “I would be the first mother of school-age children to serve on the Court.” Not only would she be the first minivan-driving mom to serve, she would be the only woman on the current Court with ANY children at all. Sotomayor and Kagan, perhaps unsurprisingly, have a total of zero children between them.

This matters! As I wrote in an earlier piece, having “kin in the game” when it comes to making big decisions is absolutely crucial. Amy’s angriest feminist interlocutors this week, Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, have a grand total of one offspring combined.

But as Amy points out in her remarks, making judicial decisions through the lens of a parent whose own child may be affected by the ruling is the best way to make sure justice is served, for both sides. “I ask myself how would I view the decision if one of my children was the party I was ruling against: Even though I would not like the result, would I understand that the decision was fairly reasoned and grounded in the law? That is the standard I set for myself in every case, and it is the standard I will follow as long as I am a judge on any court.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This woman will make a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, and I hope her nomination will be confirmed.

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