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May 18, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Empathy

Good for Fido, bad for Supreme Court?

Loved the page-one story about researchers determining that dogs have the moral quality of empathy [“Dogs have souls, but you already knew that,” May 16].

It came appropriately after right-wingers loudly denounced President Obama for listing empathy as one of his top qualifications for naming a Supreme Court Justice [“Empathy dirty word to RNC chairman,” News, May 10].

Apparently empathy is an asset for a dog, but not a judge.

— Don Tewkesbury, Seattle

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