Quotes by court
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Alphonse De Lamartine
French Poet, Statesman, Historian 1790-1869
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
American politician 1948-
Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
Brendan F. Behan
Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright 1923-1964
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.
Carl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military 1780-1831
A general who allows himself to be decisively defeated in an extended mountain position deserves to be court-martialled.Source: On War (1832) Ch. 17
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-1965
A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.
American politician and member 1948-
After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats - and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was - a majority of Americans wanted the Supreme Court to toss it aside as unconstitutional.
American political activist 1936-
All I did in Chicago was to exercise my legal right to speak on my own behalf and I was given four years in jail as a result. But I think the most serious injustice perpetrated by the court system in America is the inability of a black man to get a jury of his peers.Source: Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)
German lawyer, academic, and novelist 1944-
As a citizen and someone who was a judge on the constitutional law court for 18 years, I feel whenever I can raise my voice with the hope of being heard I need to do it, but I wouldn't assign a special wisdom and responsibility to writers.
American politician 1964-
At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don't. This was a prank, and a silly one. I'm focused on my work.
American tennis player 1961-
Because you can't change results - I would change my losses, and I would definitely like to see on-court coaching.
American short story writer, pen name of William S. Porter 1862-1910
Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills.
Jewish-American scholar and activist 1921-2006
But, I know enough people in that court, through the years, to know one thing: There's always somebody who surprises you, who rises above what they thought they appointed him for, and stays with the separation of powers, and with the right of the law to decide.
American legal scholar 1954-
Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions. We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and a great deal of diversity toward the law.
American attorney and politician 1948-
Clearly, the court today has ignored the constitutional right and responsibility of Congress to pass laws protecting citizens from dangerous and addictive narcotics...