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



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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)

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.

-- Larry Holmes (American Athlete)

I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed.

-- Floyd Abrams (American Lawyer)

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind.

-- Hugo Black (American Judge)

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)

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.

-- Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)

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 Rangel (American Politician)

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.

-- Dennis Hastert (American Politician)

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)

Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.

-- Mike DeWine (American Politician)

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.

-- Arthur C. Clarke (English Writer)

Judges pretty much act independently once they get on the bench so I'm not really sure why Harper's concerned that the court is currently being stacked with a lot of Liberal appointments.

-- Alan Young (English Actor)

Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see.

-- Sonia Sotomayor (American Judge)

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future.

-- John Olver (American Politician)

While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.

-- Samuel Dash (American Lawyer)

God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German Theologian)

So we need the same strategy, we need young, aggressive judges to be appointed, and that's what the President has done, but getting them through is the challenge.

-- Jay Alan Sekulow (American Lawyer)

It is impossible to have a public trial if you can't guarantee the safety of witnesses, judges or defense counsel.

-- Richard Goldstone ( -)

My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly.

-- Victoria Woodhull (American Activist)

Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.

-- Ambrose Bierce (American Journalist)

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)

I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.

-- Kate Adie (British Journalist)

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 ( -)

I was just ice skating. I had no concept of that. In those days you couldn't see the judges. I was this little person on the ice and they were just people that would stand around the boards.

-- Dorothy Hamill (American Athlete)

Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.

-- Ron Paul (American Politician)

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 do not judge great art. It judges us.

-- Caroline Gordon (American Writer)

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

-- Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Artist)

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.

-- Edwin Edwards (American Politician)

The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change.

-- Johnnie Cochran (American Lawyer)

The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President Bush appoints any federal judges.

-- Steve Chabot (American Politician)

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

-- Phyllis Schlafly (American Activist)

Judges should interpret the law, not make it.

-- Lamar S. Smith (American Politician)

When we talk about justice in America we're really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers.

-- William Kunstler (American Activist)


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