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We are selected, but I grew up in California and in
by Stephen Breyer

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

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

At least there's a political input, but when you put on the robe,
at that point the politics is over.
- Stephen Breyer

To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration
of justice and protection of liberty.
- Stephen Breyer

 

Nobody wants a judge to be subject to the political whim of the moment.
- Stephen Breyer

There are loads of countries that have nice written constitutions like ours.
But there aren't loads of countries where they're followed.
- Stephen Breyer

Independence doesn't mean you decide the way you want.
- Stephen Breyer

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It's important to every American that the law protect
his or her basic liberty.
- Stephen Breyer

Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
- Stephen Breyer

And in that confirmation process, I sat for 17 hours
in front of a senate judiciary committee.
- Stephen Breyer

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts.
- Stephen Breyer

I think it shows that if you have one group of people doing it,
you'll get another group of people doing it.
- Stephen Breyer

You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts,
but the law that affects people, the trials that affect
human beings are by and large in the state courts.
- Stephen Breyer

But once the person is selected, at that point that person is independent.
- Stephen Breyer

People have to be educated and they have to stick to it.
If people lose that respect, an awful lot is lost.
- Stephen Breyer

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

Ultimately, the question of campaign contributions
will be decided by the public.
- Stephen Breyer

It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.
- Stephen Breyer

I mean those people who are interested in good government
will certainly contribute in order to make certain
there's some counter-balance to those whose interests
in good government is less.
- Stephen Breyer

You can have many different selection systems,
but the bottom line has to be a system that,
once the judge takes office that judge will feel that
he or she is to decide the case without reference to
the popular thing or the popular will of the moment.
- Stephen Breyer

And the problem is once you get into this campaign
business and begin to have a lot of money,
then the person on the bench begins to think -
what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way?
- Stephen Breyer

Well, just that there would be somebody in the office and the voters -
it was more or less an understanding in the entire community,
as long as that person was doing a good job on the merits,
nobody was going to run against him.
- Stephen Breyer

I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element,
a democratic element into the selection of a person who,
once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control.
- Stephen Breyer

We look in...
Germany for a superstar.
We began with 10,000 people, which applied.
From these 10,000, 100 was selected.
The jury is unbelievably competent.
- Michelle Hunziker

In 1980, a nation in need of change selected Ronald
Reagan to restore the shine to a tarnished America.
- William L. Jenkins

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

You got to have people at the top who respond to and
are selected by presidents.
- Dick Cheney

Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having
the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a
carefully selected number of piccolos.
- Gustav Mahler

I feel very privileged to be part of this mission,
and when my nomination was announced,
I was really very, very happy to be selected for this mission.
- Claude Nicollier

People are already self-selected by the time they've
decided to become scientists.
- Jonathan Miller

I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program
called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67.
That program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us.
- Robert Crippen

To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the
family member chosen to run,
families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats,
quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides.
- Dennis Banks

Rotary provides training at all levels so that those
who have been selected for leadership positions have
the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs.
- Ron D. Burton

I love this company.
I don't know how it was selected.
It's a bunch of machers.
They mean business.
- Jeffrey Tambor

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

It took me a long time to get selected as an astronaut.
In fact, I applied for 20 years before I was selected.
- John L. Phillips

Tolerance is the value that was selected to put on here,
and tolerance is as American as apple pie.
- Jay Inslee

Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction,
and the selected examples should be such that a gradual
development can be nicely demonstrated.
- Niklaus Wirth

Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity,
the rules are pretty much the same.
- Bill Toomey

I worked for some very good people who have helped
me along the way and actually enabled me to have the
opportunity to be selected to join the Astronaut Corps.
- Duane G. Carey

But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty,
to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school,
I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better.
- Alan Shepard

Once he had selected the path he was going down he
really had to stick with it in a 16 game match.
He had to try and hit in the one direction but unfortunately for him -
though fortunately for me!
- he hit in the wrong direction.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community
and becomes their champion,
which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky
enough to be selected for.
Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is
your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.
- Adam Rickitt

At last, someone came to tell me I'd been selected as commissioner,
which gave rise to the line that I took the job with clean hands.
I was then taken downstairs to a press conference,
and the reporters were as surprised as I was.
- Pete Rozelle

Being selected Most Improved was a special individual
award because when I speak to young people I always
try to tell them the importance about it's not where
you start but where you end up.
- Kevin Johnson

My daughter is a freshman in college and my son is -
well,
our daughter and our son - is a sophomore in college.
So they come home on selected weekends,
they come home on vacations and they're home in the summer,
although they have jobs.
- Erika Slezak

The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt;
it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes,
on those which were best and greatest;
it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.
- Walter Bagehot

It is important to consider whether the sample size
selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide
sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant
to gene-environment interactions.
- Samuel Wilson

My first name - I have no middle name -
was chosen by my father,
as he told me, on that solitary walk in the forested hills.
He selected it from a verse of the seventh chapter of Isaiah;
there was no Immanuel among our ancestors known to him.
- Immanuel Velikovsky

Four years earlier I had been selected,
with Kay Boyle, the writer, and a number of others,
to go to Cambodia and come back and prove that there
were no sanctuaries in that country.
- William Kunstler

I think the country is very settled in a lot of ways,
and we saw that after the Democratic Convention.
I think a lot of the bump that we enjoyed came when
John Kerry selected John Edwards as his running mate.
- Harold Ford

As you can imagine I'm disappointed as anything that
I was not selected to be the presidential running mate.
And I find it continually appalling that it would be
a radical thing to have a woman on the ticket.
- Kate Clinton

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

Red is a colour I've felt very strongly about.
Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it's one of
those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
- Anish Kapoor

I grew up in a very large family in a very small house.
I never slept alone until after I was married.
- Lewis Grizzard

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
chose marijuana.
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan

I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny.
I wanted to be her when I grew up.
- Anita Diament

I grew up in a commune where no one considered me female,
particularly.
- Kristin Hersh

After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work,
partly because in an open war, open to coverage,
as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult,
really.
- Morley Safer

My mother is, my father certainly was.
They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.
- Alison Bechdel

I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for
days with a fever that just wouldn't go away.
After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu!
- Daryl Hall

I loved the stage and then grew to love the camera.
- Christine Lahti

I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn't play rock 'n' roll.
- Joan Jett


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