Quotations on Judges

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I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Judges, Opponents, Question, Thinking)

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 must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Judges, Laws)

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)

Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: Judges, Party, Washington)

All of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world, give them a place at the table.
- Gary Bauer
(Keywords: Judges, Want, Will, World)

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)

The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.
- Joyce Brothers
(Keywords: Judges, World)

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

We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Judges, May)

Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Judges, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

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)

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Judges, Law, Laws, May, Rest)

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)

Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Judges, Leaders, Violence)

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 are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.
- Alan Dershowitz
(Keywords: Judges, Justice)

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)

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
- Scott Hamilton
(Keywords: Judges, Opinion)

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 have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it.
- William Hogarth
(Keywords: Judges, Painting)

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)



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