Monday, January 23, 2012
"No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is." -- Isaac Rosenfeld (1918-1956) Jewish-American writer
"The quixotic desire to do good, be universally fair and make everybody happy is understandable [...] There is only one problem with this approach. We are a court." -- Justice Janice Brown (1949-) federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (1996-2005) Source: Justice Janice Brown California Supreme Court, quoted in Gathering Mob: Part II by Thomas Sowell
"Whatever disagreement there may be as to the scope of the phrase "due process of law" there can be no doubt that it embraces the fundamental conception of a fair trial, with opportunity to be heard." -- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter" Source: Frank v. Magnum, 237 U.S. 309, 347 (1915).