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Precedents Sayings By Charles A. Beard: If these precedents are to stand unimpeached, and to provide sanctions for the continued conduct If these precedents are to stand unimpeached, and to provide sanctions for the continued conduct of America affairs-the Constitution may be nullified by the President and officers who have taken the oath and are under moral obligation to uphold it ... they may substitute personal and arbitrary government-the first principle of the totalitarian system against which it has been alleged that World War II was waged-while giving lip service to the principle of constitutional government. — Charles A. Beard
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Precedents Sayings By Bernard Bailyn: The most powerful presentations were based on legal precedents, especially Calvin's Case (1608), which, it The most powerful presentations were based on legal precedents, especially Calvin's Case (1608), which, it was claimed, proved on the authority of Coke and Bacon that subjects of the King are by no means necessarily subjects of Parliament. — Bernard Bailyn
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Precedents Sayings By David Del Tredici: A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents. — David Del Tredici
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Precedents Sayings By Sarah Vowell: [I]deas, when implemented, turn into precedents with unpredictable and potentially disturbing consequences. [I]deas, when implemented, turn into precedents with unpredictable and potentially disturbing consequences. — Sarah Vowell
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Precedents Sayings By Bernard Lewis: It is often said that Islam is an egalitarian religion. There is much truth in It is often said that Islam is an egalitarian religion. There is much truth in this assertion. If we compare Islam at the time of its advent with the societies that surrounded it - the stratified feudalism of Iran and the caste system of India to the east, the privileged aristocracies of both Byzantine and Latin Europe to the west - the Islamic dispensation does indeed bring a message of equality. Not only does Islam not endorse such systems of social differentiation; it explicitly and resolutely rejects them. The actions and utterances of the Prophet, the honored precedents of the early rulers of Islam as preserved by tradition, are overwhelmingly against privilege by descent, by birth, by status, by wealth, or even by race, and insist that rank and honor are determined only by piety and merit in Islam. — Bernard Lewis
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Precedents Sayings By William Cowper: To follow foolish precedents, and wink With both our eyes, is easier than to think. To follow foolish precedents, and wink With both our eyes, is easier than to think. — William Cowper
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Precedents Sayings By Alexandre A. Loch: Countless others, however, failed to escape the relentless pursuit of the auditors, who assured society Countless others, however, failed to escape the relentless pursuit of the auditors, who assured society that law would prevail. They hunted those who tried to circumvent their rules, which were harsh to prevent the city's power supply from failing. The rules had to be harsh to avoid bad precedents.
Nobody had the freedom to spontaneously use their imagination. This was the order of things. — Alexandre A. Loch
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Precedents Sayings By Tacitus: It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others. — Tacitus
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Precedents Sayings By David Roediger: In some ways Jews and the various largely Catholic and often poor European immigrant groups In some ways Jews and the various largely Catholic and often poor European immigrant groups were "white," as the historian Tom Guglielmo has recently put it, "on arrival." Where naturalization law was concerned, for example, ample precedents recognized their ability to become citizens, a right explicitly resting on their "whiteness." But they also remained, as Working toward Whiteness puts it, "on trial" for a harrowingly long time. — David Roediger
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Precedents Sayings By Henry Clay: Precedents deliberately established by wise men are entitled to great weight. They are evidence of Precedents deliberately established by wise men are entitled to great weight. They are evidence of truth, but only evidence ... But a solitary precedent ... which has never been reexamined, cannot be conclusive. — Henry Clay
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Precedents Sayings By Virginia Heffernan: We shouldn't confuse grief over the passing of our favorite technology with resentment because some We shouldn't confuse grief over the passing of our favorite technology with resentment because some digital alchemy failed to preserve analog experiences. Whether or not we admit it, the internet and its artifacts are not just like their cultural precedents. They're not even a rough translation -- or a strong misreading -- of those precedents. — Virginia Heffernan
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Precedents Sayings By Arnold Friberg: It was a startling task to undertake, for the Book of Mormon had never been It was a startling task to undertake, for the Book of Mormon had never been illustrated before, at least on any professional level. There were no precedents. — Arnold Friberg
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Precedents Sayings By Claude Debussy: The century of aeroplanes deserves its own music. As there are no precedents, I must The century of aeroplanes deserves its own music. As there are no precedents, I must create anew. — Claude Debussy
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Precedents Sayings By Samuel Taylor Coleridge: We must follow the old authorities and precedents in criminal matters. We must follow the old authorities and precedents in criminal matters. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Precedents Sayings By John Niven: There are precedents for what happens when societies allow the divide between rich and poor There are precedents for what happens when societies allow the divide between rich and poor to get so huge that it stops being funny and starts becoming a sick, blood-boiling joke. If you had a Tardis, you could go back to 1917 and ask the Russian royal family how it was all going. — John Niven
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Precedents Sayings By Andre Malraux: Our art culture makes no attempt to search the past for precedents, but transforms the Our art culture makes no attempt to search the past for precedents, but transforms the entire past into a sequence of provisional responses to a problem that remains intact. — Andre Malraux
Precedents Sayings By Virginia Euwer Wolff: As authors evolve and try to trace the precedents that have shaped their work, it As authors evolve and try to trace the precedents that have shaped their work, it sometimes becomes a matter of identifying the shadowy figure in the back row of the mental photograph, or of grabbing at the tail of a memory that's just slipping out the window into thin air. — Virginia Euwer Wolff
Precedents Sayings By Charles Babbage: Precedents are treated by powerful minds as fetters with which to bind down the weak, Precedents are treated by powerful minds as fetters with which to bind down the weak, as reasons with which to mistify the moderately informed, and as reeds which they themselves fearlessly break through whenever new combinations and difficult emergencies demand their highest efforts. — Charles Babbage
Precedents Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: The whole ground of human life seems to some to have been gone over bytheir The whole ground of human life seems to some to have been gone over by
their predecessors, both the heights and the valleys, and all things to
have been cared for. According to Evelyn, "the wise Solomon prescribed
ordinances for the very distances of trees; and the Roman praetors have
decided how often you may go into your neighbor's land to gather the
acorns which fall on it without trespass, and what share belongs to that
neighbor." Hippocrates has even left directions how we should cut our
nails; that is, even with the ends of the fingers, neither shorter nor
longer. Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have
exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam. But man's
capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can
do by any precedents, so little has been tried. Whatever have been thy
failures hitherto, "be not afflicted, my child, for who shall assign to
thee what thou hast left undone? — Henry David Thoreau
Precedents Sayings By Charles Dickens: [S]ome score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be as [S]ome score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be
as here they are
mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horse-hair warded heads against walls of words, and making a pretence of equity with serious faces ... — Charles Dickens
Precedents Sayings By Walter Lippmann: We are unsettled to the very roots of our being. There isn't a human relation, We are unsettled to the very roots of our being. There isn't a human relation, whether of parent and child, husband and wife, worker and employer, that doesn't move in a strange direction. We don't know how to behave when personal contact and eternal authority have disappeared. There are no precedents to guide us, no wisdom that wasn't made for a simpler age. We have changed our environment faster than we can change ourselves. — Walter Lippmann
Precedents Sayings By Lupe Fiasco: I love Obama, and I love the fact that it's a black president of the I love Obama, and I love the fact that it's a black president of the United States of America, but he's not the first black president. Robert Mugabe is a black president, too, so let's not get to talking about precedents being set. — Lupe Fiasco
Precedents Sayings By Douglas Coupland: We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes. — Douglas Coupland
Precedents Sayings By Belva Lockwood: The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents. The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents. — Belva Lockwood
Precedents Sayings By Laurence Sterne: Precedents are the disgrace of legislation. They are not wanted to justify right measures, are Precedents are the disgrace of legislation. They are not wanted to justify right measures, are absolutely insufficient to excuse wrong ones. They can only be useful to heralds, dancing masters, and gentlemen ushers. — Laurence Sterne
Precedents Sayings By David Barton: To support its conclusion that 'this is a religious people ... this is a Christian To support its conclusion that 'this is a religious people ... this is a Christian nation,' the Court paraded a veritable litany of precedents from American history: taken from Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S.; 143 U.S. 457-458 (1892). — David Barton
Precedents Sayings By Richard A. Posner: But the fact that judges follow precedent regularly even though not invariably does not support But the fact that judges follow precedent regularly even though not invariably does not support the legalistic theory as strongly as one might expect. The original precedent in a line of precedents could not have been based on precedent. — Richard A. Posner
Precedents Sayings By Thomas Paine: The error of those who reason by precedents drawn from antiquity, respecting the rights of The error of those who reason by precedents drawn from antiquity, respecting the rights of man, is that they do not go far enough into antiquity. — Thomas Paine
Precedents Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: If you are strong enough, there are no precedents. If you are strong enough, there are no precedents. — F Scott Fitzgerald
Precedents Sayings By Henrietta Newton Martin: History has been witness to heart wrenching barbaric violations from time immemorial throughout the world History has been witness to heart wrenching barbaric violations from time immemorial throughout the world where battles and wars have been fought, not just among States but even the Big Powers, megalomania, 'folie de grandeur' .All this lead us only to understand of the meager contribution to the subject of International Humanitarian Laws, and all these failures have built and would continue to lay precedents and build the laws. — Henrietta Newton Martin
Precedents Sayings By Thomas E. Woods Jr.: Nisbet could find much to disturb a traditional conservative even in the rhetoric of Ronald Nisbet could find much to disturb a traditional conservative even in the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan: "President Reagan's deepest soul is not Republican-conservative but New Deal-Second World War Democrat. Thus his well noted preference for citing FDR and Kennedy as noble precedents for his actions rather than Coolidge, Hoover, or even Eisenhower. The word 'revolution' springs lightly from his lips, for anything from tax reform to narcotics prosecution. Reagan's passion for crusades, moral and military, is scarcely American-conservative. — Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Precedents Sayings By Rebecca Skloot: Since the Common Rule says that research subjects must be allowed to withdraw from research Since the Common Rule says that research subjects must be allowed to withdraw from research at any time, these experts have told me that, in theory, the Lacks family might be able to withdraw HeLa cells from all research worldwide. And in fact, there are precedents for such a case, including one in which a woman successfully had her father's DNA removed from a database in Iceland. Every researcher I've mentioned that idea to shudders at the thought of it. — Rebecca Skloot
Precedents Sayings By Eminem: Fuck money, I don't rap for dead presidents, I'd rather see the president dead, it's Fuck money, I don't rap for dead presidents, I'd rather see the president dead, it's never been said, but I said precedents. — Eminem
Precedents Sayings By Orson Scott Card: Most communities attempting to survive under irresistible pressure from a dominant culture develop a myth Most communities attempting to survive under irresistible pressure from a dominant culture develop a myth that allows them to believe they are somehow a special people. Chosen. Favored by the gods. Gypsies, Jews
plenty of historical precedentsOrson Scott Card
Precedents Sayings By Marcel Proust: Nor did these society people add to Elstir's work in their mind's eye that temporal Nor did these society people add to Elstir's work in their mind's eye that temporal perspective which enabled them to like, or at least to look without discomfort at, Chardin's painting. And yet the older among them might have reminded themselves that in the course of their lives they had gradually seen, as the years bore them away from it, the unbridgeable gulf between what they considered a masterpiece by Ingres and what they had supposed must forever remain a "horror" (Manet's Olympia, for example) shrink until the two canvases seemed like twins. But we never learn, because we lack the wisdom to work backwards from the particular to the general, and imagine ourselves always to be faced with an experience which has no precedents in the past. — Marcel Proust
Precedents Sayings By Stephen Wolfram: The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming - the notion The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming - the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that can represent anything one wants, and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content. — Stephen Wolfram
Precedents Sayings By George Washington: As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent, As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent, it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles. — George Washington
Precedents Sayings By Irvine Welsh: It's only now that I realize that behaviour always has a context and precedents, it's It's only now that I realize that behaviour always has a context and precedents, it's what you do rather than what you are, although we often never recognise that context or understand what these precedents are. — Irvine Welsh
Precedents Sayings By Mary McCarthy: The Crucifixion and other historical precedents notwithstanding, many of us still believe that outstanding goodness The Crucifixion and other historical precedents notwithstanding, many of us still believe that outstanding goodness is a kind of armor, that virtue, seen plain and bare, gives pause to criminality. But perhaps it is the other way around. — Mary McCarthy
Precedents Sayings By Jerome Frank: Every lawyer of experience comes to know (more or less unconsciously) that in the great Every lawyer of experience comes to know (more or less unconsciously) that in the great majority of cases, the precedents are none too good as bases of prediction. Somehow or other, there are plenty of precedents to go around. — Jerome Frank
Precedents Sayings By Ivan Illich: In a society caught up in the race for the better, limits on change are In a society caught up in the race for the better, limits on change are experienced as a threat. The commitments to the better at any cost makes the good impossible at all costs. Failure to renew the bill of goods frustrates the expectation of what is possible, while renewal of the bill of goods intensifies the expectations of unattainable progress. What people have and what they are about to get are equally exasperating to them. Accelerating change has become both addictive and intolerable. At this point the balance among stability, change and tradition has been upset; society has lost both its roots in shared memories and its bearings for innovation. Judgement on precedents has lost its value. — Ivan Illich
Precedents Sayings By Samuel Johnson: As to precedents, to be sure they will increase in course of time; but the As to precedents, to be sure they will increase in course of time; but the more precedents there are, the less occasion is there for law; that is to say, the less occasion is there for investigating principles. — Samuel Johnson
Precedents Sayings By Bill Bright: The American Civil Liberties Union, has helped neutralize the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of our legal system The American Civil Liberties Union, has helped neutralize the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of our legal system by seeking new legal precedents. — Bill Bright
Precedents Sayings By Susan Stewart: Poets writing in English have long learned to mourn from classical precedents. They have drawn Poets writing in English have long learned to mourn from classical precedents. They have drawn on a tradition of pastoral elegies, which incorporate the dead into the cycles of nature, that runs from Theocritus' Idylls to John Milton's 'Lycidas' and Percy Shelley's 'Adonais.' — Susan Stewart
Precedents Sayings By Ralph Neas: One of the worst consequences politically would be for the majority of Democrats to vote One of the worst consequences politically would be for the majority of Democrats to vote for someone who, in the near future, would overturn well-established precedents on clean air, clean water, privacy, equal opportunity and religious liberty. — Ralph Neas
Precedents Sayings By Omer Bartov: The example given by the Nazi regime as to the ability of a modern state The example given by the Nazi regime as to the ability of a modern state to destroy human lives with the same techniques used by modern industry, employing the bureaucratic apparatus readily available to any modern state, is one that can hardly be ignored. Because although history may not repeat itself, it is rare that anything introduced to human history is not used again. Whether the Holocaust was unique or not in terms of its precedents is one question; whether it will remain so is quite another. — Omer Bartov
Precedents Sayings By Rodney Ulyate: In the first Test of the 1938 Ashes series, Eddie Paynter and Stan McCabe became In the first Test of the 1938 Ashes series, Eddie Paynter and Stan McCabe became the first players on opposing sides to score double-centuries in the same match. Bill Brown and Wally Hammond repeated the feat in the very next Test at Lord's. How quickly the once-unprecedented accumulates its precedents. — Rodney Ulyate
Precedents Sayings By James Madison: Precedents once established are so much positive power. Precedents once established are so much positive power. — James Madison
Precedents Sayings By Frank Herbert: What's law? Control? Law filters chaos and what drips through? Serenity? Law our highest ideal What's law? Control? Law filters chaos and what drips through? Serenity? Law
our highest ideal and our basest nature. Don't look too closely at the law. Do, and you'll find the rationalized interpretations, the legal casuistry, the precedents of convenience. You'll find the serenity, which is just another word for death. — Frank Herbert
Precedents Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: The States should be watchful to note every material usurpation on their rights; to denounce The States should be watchful to note every material usurpation on their rights; to denounce them as they occur in the most peremptory terms; to protest against them as wrongs to which our present submission shall be considered, not as acknowledgments or precedents of rights, but as a temporary yielding to the lesser evil, until their accumulation shall overweigh that of separation. — Thomas Jefferson
Precedents Sayings By Tom Stoppard: A man breaking his journey between one place and another at a third place of A man breaking his journey between one place and another at a third place of no name, character, population or significance, sees a unicorn cross his path and disappear. That in itself is startling, but there are precedents for mystical encounters of various kinds, or to be less extreme, a choice of persuasions to put it down to fancy; until
"My God," says a second man, "I must be dreaming, I thought I saw a unicorn." At which point, a dimension is added that makes the experience as alarming as it will ever be. A third witness, you understand, adds no further dimension but only spreads it thinner, and a fourth thinner still, and the more witnesses there are the thinner it gets and the more reasonable it becomes until it is as thin as reality, the name we give to the common experience ... "Look, look!" recites the crowd. "A horse with an arrow in its forehead! It must have been mistaken for a deer. — Tom Stoppard
Precedents Sayings By Bill Nighy: I don't seem to be able to learn from experience or anything useful. History doesn't I don't seem to be able to learn from experience or anything useful. History doesn't help me. Precedents don't inform my experience. — Bill Nighy
Precedents Sayings By Tacitus: What is today supported by precedents will hereafter become a precedent. What is today supported by precedents will hereafter become a precedent. — Tacitus
Precedents Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: But man's capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he But man's capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little have been tried. — Henry David Thoreau
Precedents Sayings By Mary Ritter Beard: The precedents for feminine self-expression run back through all the ages since the art of The precedents for feminine self-expression run back through all the ages since the art of writing was invented ... The era may witness the first female engineer, motor truck chauffeur, radio broadcaster, head of an aviation school, or federal prohibition officer, but it has not produced the first thinking, creative, and writing woman by any means. — Mary Ritter Beard
Precedents Sayings By Irving R. Kaufman: To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks. — Irving R. Kaufman
Precedents Sayings By James Madison: Strongly guarded as is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the Strongly guarded as is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States, the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history. — James Madison
Precedents Sayings By Sandra Day O'Connor: Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty - one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty - one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues. — Sandra Day O'Connor
Precedents Sayings By Miriam Schapiro: We really didn't have any literature telling us it was a good thing to be We really didn't have any literature telling us it was a good thing to be a woman artist. When I was trained, there were no precedents, and that was something to get really angry about. — Miriam Schapiro
Precedents Sayings By Jonathan Swift: It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before may legally It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. These, under the name of precedents, they produce as authorities, to justify the most iniquitous opinions; and the judges never fail of decreeing accordingly. — Jonathan Swift
Precedents Sayings By Ziad K. Abdelnour: After analyzing our current crisis and studying well-establishedhistorical precedents, I must conclude that the global After analyzing our current crisis and studying well-established
historical precedents, I must conclude that the global bankers have
only three possible cards left to play.
The first is admitting culpability and working to restore the
American economic engine to its free-market potential. History has
taught us that the ruling class rarely admits error and never concedes
power.
The second is to foment so much civil unrest and fear that the
general population will be clamoring for a global dictator who will
provide them food, shelter, and security in exchange for their individual
freedom and sovereignty. I see the emerging militancy of the
labor union movement playing right into this scenario.
The final play is global conflict where they can try and control
the outcome by means of funding both sides. — Ziad K. Abdelnour
Precedents Sayings By Alexis De Tocqueville: Nothing, on the other hand, can be more impenetrable to the uninitiated than a legislation Nothing, on the other hand, can be more impenetrable to the uninitiated than a legislation founded upon precedents. — Alexis De Tocqueville
Precedents Sayings By Henrietta Newton Martin Legal Consultant: The norm which the society at large has set today categorically is in the form The norm which the society at large has set today categorically is in the form of preventive measures to be clasped within the purview of its social fabric. The legislators of great economies on the other hand have retrospectively identified the offense, researched, debated and have successfully handed down several yards of legislation with ingrained penalties and punishment for the trespassers of what they think as appropriate, bearing in mind basic human rights of the offenders.
And the sword of Damocles continues to haunt tiny sprouts of the society, ripping their souls and plunging them to misery, despair or death, to which several national and international judicial precedents bear witness. — Henrietta Newton Martin Legal Consultant
Precedents Sayings By James Madison: It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties ... The It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties ... The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much, soon to forget it ... — James Madison
Precedents Sayings By Arlen Specter: Stability means respecting precedents. Stability means respecting precedents. — Arlen Specter
Precedents Sayings By Colleen McMahon: However, this court is constrained by law, and under the law, I can only conclude However, this court is constrained by law, and under the law, I can only conclude that the Government has not violated FOIA by refusing to turn over the documents sought in the FOIA requests, and so cannot be compelled by this court of law to explain in detail the reasons why its actions do not violate the Constitution and the laws of the United States. The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me; but after careful and extensive consideration, I find myself stuck in a paradoxical situation in which I cannot solve a problem because of contradictory constraints and rules - a veritable Catch-22. I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the Executive Branch of our Government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret. — Colleen McMahon
Precedents Sayings By Samuel Alito: I had the good fortune to begin my legal career as a law clerk for I had the good fortune to begin my legal career as a law clerk for a judge who really epitomized open-mindedness and fairness. He read the record in detail in every single case that came before me; he insisted on scrupulously following precedents. — Samuel Alito
Precedents Sayings By John Sununu: Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents. — John Sununu
Precedents Sayings By George Will: Just as the common law derives from ancient precedents - judges' decisions - rather than Just as the common law derives from ancient precedents - judges' decisions - rather than statutes, baseball's codes are the game's distilled mores. Their unchanged purpose is to show respect for opponents and the game. In baseball, as in the remainder of life, the most important rules are unwritten. But not unenforced. — George Will
Precedents Sayings By Sandra Day O'Connor: Historically courts in this country have been insulated. We do not look beyond our borders Historically courts in this country have been insulated. We do not look beyond our borders for precedents. — Sandra Day O'Connor
Precedents Sayings By George Washington: Precedents are dangerous things; let the reins of government then be braced and held with Precedents are dangerous things; let the reins of government then be braced and held with a steady hand, and every violation of the Constitution be reprehended: If defective let it be amended, but not suffered to be trampled upon whilst it has an existence. — George Washington
Precedents Sayings By Sandra Day O'Connor: When I went to law school, which after all was back in the dark ages, When I went to law school, which after all was back in the dark ages, we never looked beyond our borders for precedents. As a state court judge, it never would have occurred to me to do so, and when I got to the Supreme Court, it was very much the same. We just didn't do it. — Sandra Day O'Connor
Precedents Sayings By Samuel Johnson: The faults of a writer of acknowledged excellence are more dangerous, because the influence of The faults of a writer of acknowledged excellence are more dangerous, because the influence of his example is more extensive; and the interest of learning requires that they should be discovered and stigmatized, before they have the sanction of antiquity conferred upon them, and become precedents of indisputable authority. — Samuel Johnson
Precedents Sayings By Gaius Iulius Caesar: All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. — Gaius Iulius Caesar
Precedents Sayings By C.V. Wedgwood: History, in spite of the occasional protest of historians, will always be used in a History, in spite of the occasional protest of historians, will always be used in a general way as a collection of political and moral precedents. — C.V. Wedgwood
Precedents Sayings By Michelle Malkin: Think about the precedents you are setting. It's the Left that runs the world on Think about the precedents you are setting. It's the Left that runs the world on reckless emotionalism. Don't join. — Michelle Malkin