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Alan Dershowitz Quotes

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

Related topics: Legal

All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian
leadership was more interested in there not being a
Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.
- Alan Dershowitz

I have been defending Israel's right to exist,
and to defend itself against terrorism,
for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
- Alan Dershowitz

 

You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist,
Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that.
- Alan Dershowitz

The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which
the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented,
because, as often as not, that process will raise questions.
- Alan Dershowitz

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury
does not arrive at that truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

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The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court.
It's "Nightline."
- Alan Dershowitz

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

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope

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

All of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world,
give them a place at the table.
- Gary Bauer

We are the recorders and reporters of facts -
not the judges of the behaviors we describe.
- Alfred Kinsey

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
- Scott Hamilton

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench,
underscoring the importance of appointing judges who
have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
- Paul Weyrich

We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field.
- Warren E. Burger

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

So we need the same strategy, we need young,
aggressive judges to be appointed, and that's what the President has done,
but getting them through is the challenge.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society.
They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
- Arlen Spector

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges,
mayors and governors, who are given to change,
defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
- David Wilkerson

The more one judges, the less one loves.
- Honore de Balzac

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

Although your knowledge is weak and small,
you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
- Franz Grillparzer

It is impossible to have a public trial if you can't
guarantee the safety of witnesses,
judges or defense counsel.
- Richard Goldstone

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

My judges preach against free love openly,
practice it secretly.
- Victoria Woodhull

Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see.
- Sonia Sotomayor

The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President
Bush appoints any federal judges.
- Steve Chabot

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

Now that judges embrace forcibly starving someone to death,
Congress should use its appropriation power to starve the judicial budget.
- Phyllis Schlafly

We are selected, but I grew up in California and in
San Francisco and there was a system of electing judges.
- Stephen Breyer

We're all the harshest judges of ourselves.
- Susan Anton

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

Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002.
- Paul Weyrich

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

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

The politics of judges is getting to be red hot.
- Lindsey Graham

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.
- Edwin Edwards

Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.
- Stockwell Day

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

We do not judge great art.
It judges us.
- Caroline Gordon

Trial.
A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record
the blameless characters of judges,
advocates and jurors.
- Ambrose Bierce

If the Court were to extend its reach to the base,
judges could begin managing conditions of confinement,
interrogation methods, and the use of information.
- John Yoo

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

I don't care who or what judges me, nothing's going
to stop me from living my life how I choose.
- Amanda Holden

In Italy the censor is very old and there are many
judges and psychiatrists who analyse you.
- Dario Argento

I have generally found that persons who had studied
painting least were the best judges of it.
- William Hogarth

Judges are appointed often through the political process.
- Stephen Breyer

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

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

Judges should interpret the law, not make it.
- Lamar S. Smith

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

Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion,
and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.
- Warren E. Burger

When the judges shall be obliged to go armed,
it will be time for the courts to be closed.
- Stephen J. Field

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

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

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

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

I love judges, and I love courts.
They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall
meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.
- William Howard Taft

I also read modern novels - I have just had to read
60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
- Kate Adie

God's truth judges created things out of love,
and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Human judges can show mercy.
But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

There is no dispute that judges need a pay raise.
- Robert Duncan

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

Judges don't age; time decorates them.
- Enid Bagnold

It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand,
for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
- Michelangelo


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