Quotations on Judges

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It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Winning, Facts, Judges, Law, Lawyers, Losing)

In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Italy, Judges, Old)

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Virtue, Integrity, Judges, Witty)

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Men, Genius, People, Character, Deep, Instinct, Judges, Quick, Thinking)

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Constitution, Judges, Wind)

While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Marriage, Judges, Laws, State, states)

God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: God, Love, Truth, Envy, Hatred, Judges, Satan)

Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Nature, Ideas, Constitution, Judges, Man, Temptations, Utopia)

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce
(Keywords: People, Forget, Judges, Lawyers)

Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you.
- Drew Carey
(Keywords: Conservative, Judges, states, Want)

The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President Bush appoints any federal judges.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Fighting, Judges, Liberals, President)

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Keywords: Nature, Judges, Laws, Mercy)

The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change.
- Johnnie Cochran
(Keywords: Change, Children, Court, Judges, Laws, President, Will)

Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
- Leonard Cohen
(Keywords: Compassion, Despair, Judges, Killing, Will)

While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.
- Samuel Dash
(Keywords: Experience, Money, Judges, Law, Right, Saying, Teaching)

Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
- Mike DeWine
(Keywords: Policy, Judges, Resolution, Temptation)

Well, I'm not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished.
- David Dinkins
(Keywords: History, Time, Hope, Judges, Will)

The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica.
- Frederic William Farrar
(Keywords: Decision, Guilt, Innocence, Judges, Man, Question, Senate, Worth)

When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed.
- Stephen J. Field
(Keywords: Time, Judges, Will)

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Keywords: Men, Earth, Judges, Kings, May)

Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book, I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing, punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.
- Helen Garner
(Keywords: Thoughts, Decisions, Judges, Now, Punishment, Years)

It is impossible to have a public trial if you can't guarantee the safety of witnesses, judges or defense counsel.
- Richard Goldstone
(Keywords: Defense, Judges, Public, Safety)

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert
(Keywords: Court, Day, Judges, Lawyers, Merit, Pretty, Will)

The Middle East is literally going up in flames, as is California, and Katrina's problems haven't been solved, and Congress' response is to criticize Federal judges.
- Alcee Hastings
(Keywords: Congress, Judges, Problems)

No matter how badly senators want to know things, judicial nominees are limited in what they may discuss. That limitation is real, and it comes from the very nature of what judges do.
- Orrin Hatch
(Keywords: Nature, Judges, May, Senators, Want)

Judges who take the law into their own hands, who make up constitutional 'rights' in order to strike down laws they oppose, undermine the people's right to have their values shape public policy and define the culture.
- Orrin Hatch
(Keywords: People, Policy, Values, Culture, Judges, Law, Laws, Order, Public, Public policy, Right)

I don't care who or what judges me, nothing's going to stop me from living my life how I choose.
- Amanda Holden
(Keywords: Life, Care, Judges, Living, Nothing)

Fighters today are much bigger, stronger and quicker and not only that but referees, judges and doctors back then were very strict and if your head got busted up the fight would be stopped.
- Larry Holmes
(Keywords: Doctors, Fight, Judges, Today)

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Death, Character, Cause, Facts, Judges, Jury)

I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate.
- John Jay Hooker
(Keywords: Life, Agreement, Giving, Judges, Mistakes, Senate, states, United)

Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.
- Samuel Hopkins
(Keywords: Being, Community, Heaven, Judges, Protection, Ruin, Smiles)

A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents - America chief among them - by their worst deeds.
- David Horowitz
(Keywords: America, Deeds, Intentions, Judges, Key, Opponents)

We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Constitution, Judges, Liberty, Property)

The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it.
- Patricia Ireland
(Keywords: Money, Women, Act, Day, Judges, Violence)

In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: People, EnglIndependence, Judges, Years)

Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.
- Meir Kahane
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Judges, Man, Possession, Satisfaction)

The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks.
- Michael Kinsley
(Keywords: Medical, Commerce, Court, Judges, Laws, Logic)

When we talk about justice in America we're really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers.
- William Kunstler
(Keywords: People, America, Judges, Justice, Police, Talk, Talking, Tools)

But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there.
- Judge Mills Lane
(Keywords: Society, Direction, Help, Judges, Obligation, Right)

We have dozens and dozens and dozens of judicial nominees up there waiting and we have a court system that's crying out for more judges.
- Joe Lockhart
(Keywords: Court, Judges, Waiting)

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
- Nancy Lopez
(Keywords: Doubt, Judges, Judgment, Sound, Voice)

The president strongly believes that marriage in this country ought to be between a man and a woman. He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people. He doesn't believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people.
- Ken Mehlman
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Country, Judges, Man, President, Will, Woman)

At the conclusion of my argument I received very high compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges. What they said I do not care to repeat.
- William Henry Moody
(Keywords: Argument, Care, Compliments, Judges, Justice)

For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character.
- Ferdinand Mount
(Keywords: Action, Character, Court, Criticism, First, Independence, Judges, Timidity)

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Guilt, Judges, Witches)

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 the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Mom, Heart, African, Empathy, Gay, Judges, Old, Poor, Teenage)

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future.
- John Olver
(Keywords: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

Freewill means that the Universe never judges, never interferes with your own choices - and sees you as a being of equal creative power.
- Joy Page
(Keywords: Power, Being, Choices, Judges, Universe)

Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Act, Engineering, Judges, Liberty)

People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
- Jane Porter
(Keywords: Truth, People, Greatness, Judges, Motives)



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