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The Court today completes the process of converting
by Antonin Scalia

The Court today completes the process of converting
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee
that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.
- Antonin Scalia

A search is a search, even if it happens to disclose
nothing but the bottom of a turntable.
- Antonin Scalia

You could have 50 different states having 50 different regulations...
until they were all litigated out.
- Antonin Scalia

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway
between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?
- Antonin Scalia

 

A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
- Antonin Scalia

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake.
If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
- Antonin Scalia

There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution
sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order
to protect the privacy of us all.
- Antonin Scalia

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Why can't the state accede to the public's wishes?
- Antonin Scalia

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?
- Antonin Scalia

A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement.
- Antonin Scalia

If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want
to bring you flexibility,
think again.
You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade
your fellow citizens to adopt it.
You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it.
That's flexibility.
- Antonin Scalia

If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience
and experience a 'new' Constitution,
we should not look principally for good lawyers.
We should look to people who agree with us.
When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered
the Constitution useless.
- Antonin Scalia

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

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

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

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

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

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

The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions
that are made by President Bush and the Senate about
the future of the Supreme Court.
- Ralph Neas

There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.
- Clarence Darrow

Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you.
You either play better tennis or get blown off the court.
- Dean Cain

When you go into court you are putting your fate into
the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
- Norm Crosby

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

People are intimidated in court, and I try to make them more comfortable.
- Harold H. Greene

If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and
the principles articulated in it the full measure of
respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court.
- Elena Kagan

It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court
when people were trying to get me off.
- William O. Douglas

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our
court that continues to undermine the system.
Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic
to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill

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

Winning a Grand Slam changes everything.
There is so much off-court stuff to deal with.
And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.
- Mary Pierce

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

The history of the world is the world's court of justice.
- Friedrich Schiller

We had to go on and do the work of the court and we did.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational.
And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational.
It was all a discovery.
- Andre Agassi

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

The fact is, we are a nine-member court that sits on cases.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

While Congress can't overturn the Supreme Court,
we can provide carrots and sticks to prevent local
governments from unfairly taking property from landowners.
- Stephanie Herseth

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

A court is like a scene, people want to see attractive people.
- Anna Kournikova

I don't want or need to gain respect with what I do off the court.
I want respect for what I do on the court.
- Vince Carter

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

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding."
He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
- Karl Rove

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

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

I didn't attend any of the court proceedings.
- Norma McCorvey

The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment...
not authority.
- Thomas Huxley

The votes of 60,000 Floridians were not counted.
The Court threw out all 60,00 votes.
And that's what the newspapers around the country are counting now.
- Vincent Bugliosi

I'm proud of our court.
It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists
put out about the way America treats her Negroes.
- Nat King Cole

Five guys on the court working together can achieve
more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature
and the court has done it and then,
of course, to use our system of justice to develop
some new legal tools and new concepts.
- Bill Scott

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

The court is like a palace of marble;
it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends
both in court and prison.
Let persecutors send saints to prison,
God can provide a keeper for their turn.
- William Gurnall

I just want to get on the court.
- Carmelo Anthony

I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined
in any case if the court made a decision based on its
perception of public opinion.
- Samuel Alito

This is a very big victory for Michael and we are all
very proud that he has been completely and totally vindicated in court,
as we were certain he would be.
- LaToya Jackson

Court TV.
I can't stop watching it.
I am absolutely obsessed!
If I'm not reading a book or spending time with my husband,
my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV.
- Debra Messing

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.
- Cass Sunstein

The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools.
What chance do I have to integrate audiences?
- Nat King Cole

I tend to watch a little TV...
Court TV, once in a while.
Some of the cases I get interested in.
- O. J. Simpson

Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court,
but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

A decision by the Supreme Court to subject Guantanamo
to judicial review would eliminate these advantages.
- John Yoo

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court,
not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
- Tom C. Clark

Yeah, I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries,
but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times.
- Vincent Bugliosi

It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this
Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional
mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing.
- Warren E. Burger

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

I am still doing my due diligence.
A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment
and when the court decides,
it is the law of the land.
- Robert Menendez


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