More than any other qualification mentioned at today's White House presser was the qualification of "experience." As we harmoniously asserted in the 80s: No duh! What else? Gibbs tells us "empathy." Empathy! That is a liberal code word for many things relating to the judicial system. Here are two examples: The "living and breathing" Constitution and legislating from the bench.
Bottom line: If you want a job that requires empathy, become a community organizer because judges aren't supposed to "feel your pain," they are supposed to interpret the law. Period.