Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Barry O Picks Another 'Empathetic' Judge

Barry O has tapped a previous Clinton appointee to the federal courts to take a seat on the US 11th Circuit Court. It seems one of her biggest qualifications is the fact that she is empathetic.
According to her close friends, Martin also has a quality Obama says he wants in his judicial nominees: empathy.
This is a case of "if you can't beat them, join them." You see, this judge has a long adversarial relationship with the 11th Circuit Court. They have overturned her on numerous occasions.
While Martin could not beat the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, two years later she may be about to join it. She is President Barack Obama’s choice to take an open seat on the court.
Sound familiar?

It seems her empathy extends to pedophiles and illegal aliens mostly.
First, Martin threw out a jury’s guilty verdict against the illegal Mexican immigrant. She found the evidence too thin to support allegations Miranda guarded a drug stash house in Smyrna.

She also granted Miranda a new trial on grounds the prosecutor made improper arguments to the jury. But both times, the appeals court reversed, sending the case back to her.

As Miranda finally faced sentencing more than two years after a jury first found him guilty, Martin said she had no choice but to give him the mandatory minimum — 15 years in prison

The person in question just happened to be in a house with a large stash of drugs and weapons, but of course he was just watching TV.
Last year, she declared unconstitutional a 30-year mandatory sentence for a Texas man who traveled to Atlanta to have sex with whom he thought was a 10-year-old girl. Instead, the man was caught in an FBI sting. Martin sentenced him to 19 years and seven months in prison.
Of course both Georgia senators, Isakson and Chambliss, are okay with her lack of consistency on her rulings, after all, it is all about the home girl and reaching across the aisle and bipartisanship.

Right guys?

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