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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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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)

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)

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)

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)

You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer.

-- Sol Wachtler (American Judge)

Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.

-- Stockwell Day (Canadian Politician)

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)

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)

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)

The politics of judges is getting to be red hot.

-- Lindsey Graham (American Politician)

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)

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

-- Steve Chabot (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)

Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.

-- Samuel Hopkins (American Clergyman)

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

-- Warren E. Burger (American Judge)

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

-- William Hogarth (British Artist)

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)

A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents - America chief among them - by their worst deeds.

-- David Horowitz (American Writer)

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.

-- Scott Hamilton ( Athlete)

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)

We're all the harshest judges of ourselves.

-- Susan Anton (American Actress)

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)

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)

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)

The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it.

-- Patricia Ireland (American Activist)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed.

-- Stephen J. Field (American Judge)

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

-- Solomon Ibn Gabirol (Spanish Poet)

I don't care who or what judges me, nothing's going to stop me from living my life how I choose.

-- Amanda Holden (British Actress)


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