Linda Chavez, writing for Human Events, provides a thoughtful commentary on the overarching importance of judicial selection.
She writes: Barack Obama set out his criteria for picking judges this way. “We need somebody who’s got the heart … the empathy to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old. And that’s going to be the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.
Hillary Clinton’s list was a little more substantive than Obama’s. She told attendees to a 2007 Planned Parenthood convention that she would pick judges who “understand the role of precedent,” by which she meant Roe v. Wade.
Read her entire column here.