Definitions for: Judges


[n] a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges



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While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.

-- John Boehner (American Politician)

Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.

-- Meir Kahane (American Clergyman)

Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.

-- Warren E. Burger (American Judge)

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.

-- Charles Schumer (American Politician)

Marriage has been defined by every legislature that has ever sat in the United States from every State, now 50 States, the same way, but now we have unelected judges altering and changing that fundamental institution.

-- Jeff Sessions (American Politician)

Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges, mayors and governors, who are given to change, defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.

-- David Wilkerson (American Clergyman)

The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks.

-- Michael Kinsley (American Journalist)

In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you.

-- Dario Argento (Italian Director)

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.

-- Helen Garner (Australian Novelist)

Judges don't age; time decorates them.

-- Enid Bagnold (British Author)

The more one judges, the less one loves.

-- Honore de Balzac (French Novelist)

We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field.

-- Warren E. Burger (American Judge)

Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002.

-- Paul Weyrich (American Critic)

Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.

-- Leonard Cohen (Canadian Musician)

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.

-- Nancy Lopez (American Athlete)

There are congressmen in our congregation, judges, federal reserve governors. And there are also people who are homeless and some who are mentally ill. To be able to talk to each of those people is something that I've had to learn how to do over the years.

-- James Green Somerville ( -)

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.

-- Scott Hamilton ( Athlete)

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (American Writer)

If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.

-- Donna Reed (American Actress)

I wouldn't approach the issue of judging in the way the president does. Judges can't rely on what's in their heart. They don't determine the law. Congress makes the law. The job of a judge is to apply the law.

-- Sonia Sotomayor (American Judge)

We are the recorders and reporters of facts - not the judges of the behaviors we describe.

-- Alfred Kinsey (American Scientist)

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 (American Politician)

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman Statesman)

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.

-- Edwin Edwards (American Politician)

Judges should interpret the law, not make it.

-- Lamar S. Smith (American Politician)

When Joan D' Arc was asked by her judges why as a Christian she did not love the British, she answered that she did love them, but she loved British in their country. In the same way, we do not hate the Turks, we love them, but in their country.

-- Jean-Marie Le Pen (French Politician)

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.

-- Alexander Pope (English Poet)

I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.

-- William Howard Taft (American President)

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench, underscoring the importance of appointing judges who have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.

-- Paul Weyrich (American Critic)

In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.

-- Andrew Jackson (American President)

Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.

-- Franz Grillparzer (Austrian Poet)

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

-- Stephen Breyer (American Judge)

It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game.

-- Floyd Abrams (American Lawyer)

We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.

-- Charles Evans Hughes (American Judge)

I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it.

-- William Hogarth (British Artist)


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