quotes tagged with 'court'

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens.

Author: African proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government justice court proverb corn chickens 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[J]udges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.

Author: John Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny character law court johnadams judges 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means—to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal—would bring terrible retribution.
Author: Louis Brandeis, Source: Olmstead v. United States dissent, 1928Saved by cboyack in government law crime justice police court 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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