THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

EDITORIAL: Outrageous judicial pick still requires scrutiny

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As a federal magistrate in San Francisco, Mr. Chen objected to the singing of “America the Beautiful” at a funeral because of his “feelings of ambivalence and cynicism when confronted by appeals to patriotism.” His first major public response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was to worry that Americans would succumb to the “seemingly irresistible forces of racism, nativism and scapegoating.” And he embraced the idea that a judge should decide on the believability of testimony by “draw[ing] on the breadth and depth of their own life experiences … [including] one’s ethnic and racial background.”

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February 4, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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