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The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court.
by Alan Dershowitz

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

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

 

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

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

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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

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.
- Albert Schweitzer

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

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

I'm a graduate of Princeton, and I just want to say
you don't have to go to an Ivy League school to be on the Supreme Court.
- Richard Land

They're all focusing on how John Roberts is going to decide Roe v. Wade.
That isn't even the right question.
I don't even know of a case in the (court) system that addresses it.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

So I don't blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all.
- Vincent Bugliosi

The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member -
male or female.
They were all kind and welcoming.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Just because you're convicted in a court room doesn't
mean you're guilty of something.
- Charles Manson

If you could say of any one individual that the court
as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual,
surely it would be John Marshall.
- William Rehnquist

All the culture war issues will be settled by the court.
- Gary Bauer

Roddick has good presence on the court and has so much adrenalin.
- Richard Krajicek

The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping
the role of the legislative branch of government.
- Todd Akin

We've been following Judge Alito's career over the last 15 years,
while he's been on the Court of Appeals.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Men naturally despise those who court them,
but respect those who do not give way to them.
- Thucydides

If Milosevic is to be tried, he has to be tried by a proper court,
an impartial, properly constituted court which has international respect.
- Harold Pinter

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice,
and it is a joy to have her on the court,
but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a
second woman on the court.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I want to swim in both directions at once.
Desire success, court failure.
- Alan Rickman

With my own memoirs, they are truthful,
and I write everything fully expecting to some day
end up televised on Court TV,
and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
- Augusten Burroughs

I grew up on the tennis court with lots of other kids.
There were like 40 kids all afternoon and I was one of the youngest ones,
so I always had to chase everybody to keep up.
- Martina Hingis

It's a very insular political community up there.
I think the court's part of that and they're protecting their own.
There's no justice in Vermont today.
- Tom Fitton

He has selected from a group of overwhelming candidates.
This candidate was nominated to the Supreme Court because
of his extremely overwhelming qualifications.
- Rod Parsley

If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court.
I've just got to believe that in my heart.
- Allen Iverson

I was court-martialled in my absence,
and sentenced to death in my absence,
so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Brendan Behan

In reality, those rare few cases with good forensic
evidence are the ones that make it to court.
- Pat Brown

CBS exhausted the Texas courts.
They went from the trial court to the intermediate
court to the highest court.
- Floyd Abrams

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a
nativity scene in Washington,
D.C.
This wasn't for any religious reasons.
They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
- Jay Leno

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities
is to give testimony in a court of law,
to give it honestly and willingly.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

You don't need to know who's playing on the White House
tennis court to be a good president.
- James Baker

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women;
when it dies there,
no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
- Learned Hand

There are a lot of wonderful people in America who
shouldn't be on the Supreme Court -
and a lot who should be on the court who aren't such wonderful people.
- David Frum

I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize
and also win on the centre court.
- Gabriela Sabatini

The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore
not a proper arbiter of social policy.
- Lamar S. Smith

I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired.
- Harold Pinter

If it's a close election, then it's better for the
Supreme Court to pick the president,
whether or not he won the election.
It's just insane on its face.
- Vincent Bugliosi

Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many,
many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time,
not knowing when it would come.
- Serena Williams

If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors
of every museum in the country as expert testimony
that my work is legitimate art.
- Jock Sturges

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

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

World history is a court of judgment.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

There is - you know, there's receipts for rented cars
and license plates and guns and hand prints and palm prints and fingerprints.
You know, I want to wait until I'm in a court.
- Patty Hearst

I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me,
to know if the trial will be in Iraq,
in the states, or in international court.
Of course, the decision is not mine.
- Jacques Verges

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

I will go to what they call a court.
Only they call it a court.
- Jack Kevorkian

In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court
unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing
of racially segregated public education in this country.
- Bobby Scott

All we can do is keep going up against then as long
as Ray is alive because when he dies it will not be
possible to establish the truth of his innocence in a court of law.
- William Pepper

Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg
were also very good grass court players.
- Richard Krajicek

Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome.
There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases,
the Church itself has dealt with the question.
- Julius Streicher

If you're paid before you walk on the court,
what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?
- Arthur Ashe

The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
- Malcolm De Chazal

It is nice to walk out on a court to have it packed.
- Pete Sampras

I would not like to be the only woman on the court.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I was in the main draw from the start,
my opening match was on Court One against Jan Eric
Lundquist of Sweden who was about eight in the world at the time.
- John Newcombe

I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel
or defame me they will end up in court.
- Uri Geller

I should have known.
The first tip I got was when she rarely showed up in
court for the second trial.
- Dennis Kozlowski

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800,
it was provided with no books, which probably accounts
for the high quality of early opinions.
- Robert Jackson

I didn't know how much I cared about having a woman
on the court until the day there was a woman on the court.
- Nina Totenberg

In rendering its decision in our case,
the Supreme Court equated money with speech because
these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
- James L. Buckley

Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court.
- Michael Jackson

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local
governments can co-opt private property,
and give it to another private entity,
for economic development.
- Cliff Stearns

If you think of paying court to the men in power,
your eternal ruin is assured.
- Stendhal


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