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Irving R. Kaufman Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

Courtrooms contain every symbol of authority that a
set designer could imagine.
Everyone stands up when you come in.
You wear a costume identifying you as,
if not quite divine, someone special.
- Irving R. Kaufman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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