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Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their
by Lamar S. Smith

Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their
own political views for the law.
- Lamar S. Smith

Conservation of energy also protects our environment.
- Lamar S. Smith

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

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

 

Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap
foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants.
- Lamar S. Smith

The more energy-efficient we become as a nation,
the less we need to develop additional energy sources.
- Lamar S. Smith

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion,
not freedom from religion.
- Lamar S. Smith

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Electricity is derived from many non-renewable energy sources like oil,
natural gas and coal.
- Lamar S. Smith

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever
invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Judicial review has been a part of our democracy in
this constitutional government for over 200 years.
- Ron Kind

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

The executive branch has grown too strong,
the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.
- Lyn Nofziger

There is hardly a political question in the United
States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Historically, the judicial branch has often been the
sole protector of the rights of minority groups against
the will of the popular majority.
- Diane Watson

We can speak about the institution, but ultimately
the bar is the group that both is in touch with the
public on the one hand and understands the judicial
institution on the other.
- Stephen Breyer

The judge is forced for the most part to reach his
audience through the medium of the press whose reporting
of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day
before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.
- Felix Frankfurter

Human life is held in much higher esteem,
and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure,
is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly.
- Elihu Root

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

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes
the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure
precedents and the narrowest grounds available,
the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
- Irving R. Kaufman

So the danger of conservative judicial activism has
been averted for another year.
Stay tuned.
- Michael Kinsley

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist
who would place ideological purity or a particular
agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
- Ron Wyden

In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep
full control over their police forces,
security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.
- Gijs de Vries

Conservative voters increasingly understand that the
one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.
- Paul Weyrich

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

Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet
the challenge of judicial activism.
- Stockwell Day

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

The position the Government finds itself in is not
one of constructing a law,
but of carrying out a decision given by the Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council.
- Charles Tupper

The people in general ought to have regard to the moral
character of those whom they invest with authority
either in the legislative,
executive, or judicial branches.
- John Witherspoon

Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a
white man makes me better than a Latina woman.'
Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism.
- Newt Gingrich

Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism.
- Michael Kinsley

Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America.
- Ernest Istook

JAG is an acronym for the Judge Advocate General,
which is the judicial system of the military.
- Catherine Bell

The fundamental problem is that there's no credibility in the judicial system,
which is a system that's been completely politicized.
This is retaliation and selective repression.
- Leopoldo Lopez

All respect for the office of the presidency aside,
I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline
of freedom and constitutional sovereignty,
not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review,
spoke for itself.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The activists will not stop in trying to impose their
extreme views on the rest of us,
and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy
to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining
marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
- Jim Bunning

The notion that Congress can change the meaning given
a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive
of the function of judicial review;
and it is not the less so because the Court promises
to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left.
- Robert Bork

The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare.
Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body,
be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.
- John Marshall Harlan

It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches -
legislative,
executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions
possessed by each of them,
that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document.
- J. Reuben Clark

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a judicial system,
and this system needs a lot of repair.
Therefore, there is no need for Kentucky to start building
another judicial system within the system,
that we already have.
- Sonny Landham

It seems as though there are Members in this body who
want to filibuster just about everything we try to do,
whether it is stopping judicial nominations,
the Energy bill, or this Medicare bill.
- Jim Bunning

Illegal immigration is crisis for our country.
It is an open door for drugs, criminals,
and potential terrorists to enter our country.
It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial,
healthcare, and education systems.
- Timothy Murphy

Last year, I was proud to be an original co-sponsor
of legislation that would increase federal judges'
salaries by more than 40 percent.
It also built in a cost of living adjustment,
so the Judicial Branch would not be dependent on the
Legislative Branch for increases each year.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur
again under the shadow of the British law,
for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would
submit to such an infraction of their privilege,
even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.
- Joseph Howe

Amnesty International continues to report that extra
judicial tortures and murders continue.
This is not democracy that we are exporting to Mexico,
and this is certainly not what the Mexican workers signed up for.
- Stephen F. Lynch

The president does not have any obligation to make
a consensus appointment here.
What the president's obligation is, is to pick a judicial conservative,
and I believe that's what he's gonna do.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

If people around the world knew how well people at
Guantanamo Bay are treating prisoners,
they would not fall prey to the accusations that some
in our Chamber are making.
They are all receiving judicial review.
- Robin Hayes

Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe
the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment
made by the President of the United States and that
no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from
exercising its constitutional responsibility.
- Johnny Isakson

The stopping of the Judicial courts,
had been blended,
in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances
considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature.
- George Richards Minot

The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact
that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a
conservative judicial philosophy -
a philosophy that represents mainstream America.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

If there is a nuclear tactic being used here,
I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a
willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from
voting on the President's judicial nominees.
- John Cornyn

It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish
property the way liberals cherish equality.
But it would be fair to say that the takings clause
is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism
just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause.
- Michael Kinsley

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
- Alan Greenspan

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare,
goods and services to consumers.
- Charles W. Pickering

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

The military is trying very hard right now to put a
better face on Guantanamo,
and I think they actually have tried to rid some of
the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about.
- Jane Mayer

Understand that legal and illegal are political,
and often arbitrary, categorizations;
use and abuse are medical,
or clinical, distinctions.
- Abbie Hoffman

What I fear most is power with impunity.
I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
- Isabel Allende

I would like to say that what Mel Phillips was doing
was not sexual harassment but more sexual abuse of children,
because he was doing it in a sexual manner now that I look back on it.
- Tom Cole

A policeman, as you discover, has to put up with a hell of a lot of abuse.
A man in any other line of work would nail a guy who
laid that kind of abuse on him.
I know I would.
- Kent McCord

Let us not forget who we are.
Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.
- Ronald Reagan

Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
- Lincoln Steffens

Without public pressure from caring people,
our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse.
- Morris Dees

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is
to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
- Richard Pryor

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably
indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

Power without abuse loses its charm.
- Paul Valery


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