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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No matter how badly senators want to know things, judicial nominees are limited in what they may discuss. That limitation is real, and it comes from the very nature of what judges do.

-- Orrin Hatch ( Politician)

The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.

-- Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist)

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.

-- Edwin Edwards (American Politician)

But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there.

-- Judge Mills Lane (American Celebrity)

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

-- Ambrose Bierce (American Journalist)

My job, I think, is the hardest job out of all the judges because I am the only one that is a performer.

-- Paula Abdul (American Musician)

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

-- Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Artist)

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)

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)

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)

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.

-- Tammy Bruce (American Author)

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)

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.

-- Scott Hamilton ( Athlete)

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)

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)

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)

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 ( -)

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

-- Terence (Roman Writer)

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)

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.

-- Alan Dershowitz (American Lawyer)

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

-- Paul Weyrich (American Critic)

Judges should interpret the law, not make it.

-- Lamar S. Smith (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)

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

-- Alec Baldwin (American Actor)

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

-- Phyllis Schlafly (American Activist)

The more one judges, the less one loves.

-- Honore de Balzac (French Novelist)

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

-- William Hogarth (British Artist)

We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.

-- Barack Obama (American President)

What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts.

-- Pat Robertson (American Clergyman)

People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.

-- Jane Porter (Irish Novelist)

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)

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.

-- Friedrich Nietzsche (German Philosopher)

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)

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.

-- Solomon Ibn Gabirol (Spanish Poet)

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

-- Arthur C. Clarke (English Writer)


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