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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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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)

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)

At the conclusion of my argument I received very high compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges. What they said I do not care to repeat.

-- William Henry Moody (American Politician)

The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica.

-- Frederic William Farrar (Indian theologian)

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

-- Dario Argento (Italian Director)

The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings.

-- Julius Wellhausen (German Educator)

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.

-- Scott Hamilton ( Athlete)

I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate.

-- John Jay Hooker (American Businessman)

For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character.

-- Ferdinand Mount (British Writer)

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)

President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage.

-- Bill Shuster (American Politician)

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)

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)

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)

The politics of judges is getting to be red hot.

-- Lindsey Graham (American Politician)

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)

Well, I'm not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished.

-- David Dinkins (American Politician)

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

-- Terence (Roman Writer)

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.

-- Edwin Edwards (American Politician)

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)

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)

Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.

-- Alec Baldwin (American Actor)

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)

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)

Judges should interpret the law, not make it.

-- Lamar S. Smith (American Politician)

Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We need judges who understand what discrimination feels like. We need judges who understand what inequality feels like. We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!

-- Debbie Wasserman Schultz (American Politician)

Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.

-- Stockwell Day (Canadian Politician)

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)

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

-- Alexander Pope (English Poet)

The president strongly believes that marriage in this country ought to be between a man and a woman. He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people. He doesn't believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people.

-- Ken Mehlman (American Politician)

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

-- Richard Goldstone ( -)

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.

-- Max Beerbohm (English Actor)

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)

We're all the harshest judges of ourselves.

-- Susan Anton (American Actress)

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 (Australian Journalist)


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