“We Don’t Apply Feelings”. . . But. . .

After wasting endless time on a recusal issue (and misunderstanding the standard for judges to remove themselves from a “matter” which they previously heard), Sen. Jon Kyl asks if she agrees with the president’s view that the law only takes you “25 miles in the marathon and the judge’s heart take you the rest of the way.” She answers: “No, sir.” She says that “isn’t what judges do.” Well, that’s something. Kyl probes further, inartfully, asking in effect whether the “law ever runs out,” as some liberal jurists and scholars often ask. She is sticking to the script. “We apply the law to the facts; we don’t apply feelings.”

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