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Throughout the 1970s, '80s and '90s, federal mandatory minimum laws were implemented that forced judges to deliver sentences far lengthier than they would have if allowed to use their own discretion. The result has been decades of damage, particularly to young people.
You want to know what judicial activism is? Judicial activism is judges imposing their policy preferences on the words of the Constitution.
Federal judges are just very reluctant to stick the government with responsibility.
But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
If we believe in our current penal process, then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should be the only sanctions for one's crime, not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.
Charles B. Rangel
Now that judges embrace forcibly starving someone to death, Congress should use its appropriation power to starve the judicial budget.
Bishops and judges are some of the best politicians in the world. They know how to manipulate the political process.
I don't like prolonged, highly expensive commissions, especially if they are chaired by judges. We seem to have overwhelming faith in judges.
I think my independence was a big help to getting Judges Roberts and Alito confirmed, and I think that's recognized.
Fighters today are much bigger, stronger and quicker and not only that but referees, judges and doctors back then were very strict and if your head got busted up the fight would be stopped.
I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
'So You Think You Can Dance' comes on as a high-minded leap up the evolutionary ladder from other reality shows - on this one, you're supposed to learn something, and the guest judges are fellow dance professionals rather than actual celebrities.
On 'Idol,' Steven Tyler will be sitting at a table with two other judges, and part of his job will be keeping his yap zipped while they talk. This makes no sense at all, since Tyler has zero yap-zipping skills.
Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges.
Society judges political parties based on the results that they give. When they don't meet the population's needs, when they are not up to expectations, that leaves society free to pick other parties.
Enrique Pena Nieto
As soon as I got up on that stage, and I remembered how welcoming and warming the judges, their presence is, and it was just all uphill from there.
We are selected, but I grew up in California and in San Francisco and there was a system of electing judges.
Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002.
At the end of the day, if you've got the great idea, and someone judges you've got the managerial capability, you'll probably get the backing for it.
Nicki Minaj I think is one of the best judges I've ever worked with.
We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field.
Warren E. Burger
Actors are not always the best judges. We have a peculiar idea of what we think we are, and sometimes it's best left to others to decide what we play.
The politics of judges is getting to be red hot.
Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book, I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing, punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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