1368) I think what this jury did is give the middle finger to justice.
Dominick Dunne referring to the jury in the O.J. Simpson criminal trial posted by AJ Boodles on the Court TV OJ Simpson discussion board (10/6/1995)
1369) If you are rich you can get away with murder.
GoldNCobra posted on the Court TV OJ Simpson discussion board (10/4/1995)
1370) Written laws are like spiders' webs; they hold the weak and delicate who might be caught in their meshes, but are torn to pieces by the rich and powerful.
Anacharsis to Solon, who was compiling his laws reported by Plutarch in Lives: Solon[MAC]
[Note: This remark is widely and incorrectly attributed to Solon, whereas it was actually a criticism of Solon. Similar remarks have been made by Terence, Francis Bacon, Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin, among others.]
1371) The judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted.
Publius Syrus Sententiae #296 (c. 48 BC) [MAC]
[Note: Incorrectly attributed to Horace.]
1372) The administration of justice is no more designed to elicit the truth than the scientific approach is designed to extract justice from the atom.
Charles P. Curtis (attributed) probably from "The Ethics of Advocacy" Stanford Law Review (12/1951) MaryellenD, personal e-mail (7/5/1995)
1373) The fact that the world ain't fair, ain't news.
unknown Ron Robertson, personal communication (10/3/1995)
[Note: Sometimes attributed to H.L. Mencken.]
1374) [W]hen the majority disagrees with a verdict, they don't riot. They change the laws.
Comandante posted by the CourtTV O.J. Simpson discussion board (10/1/1995)
[Note: Paraphrased by mkgdiver as: "When the majority riots, they don't do it in the street, they do it in the legislatures and the courts." personal email (10/3/1995)]
1375) Juries invest each citizen with a sort of magisterial office; they make all [...] feel that they have duties toward society and that they take a share in its government. By making men pay attention to things other than their own affairs, they combat that individual selfishness which is like rust in society.
Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America (1833) quoted by Jeffrey Abramson in We, The Jury (1994)
1376) [Juries in America are] a political institution [that is] [...] as direct and as extreme a consequence of the sovereignty of the people as universal suffrage.
Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America (1833) quoted by Stephen J. Adler in The Jury (1994)
1377) [T]he institution of the jury raises the people itself [...] to the bench of judges [and] [...] consequently invests the people [...] with the direction of society.
[MAC] - Macmillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases (1948)
Note: "3089/898" is the designation I've given to the project of posting all my collected quotes, excerpts and ideas (3089 of them) in the remaining days of the Bush administration (of which there were 898 left when I began). As of today, there are 477 days remaining in the administration of the worst American President ever.
hostile to science
lacking in empathy
lacking in public spirit
out of control
Thanks to: Breeze, Chuck, Ivan Raikov, Kaiju, Kathy, Roger, Shirley, S.M. Dixon
i've got a little list...
Steven Abrams (Kansas BofE)
Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson
Roger Ailes (FNC)
Alan Bonsell (Dover BofE)
Bill Buckingham (Dover BofE)
George W. Bush
Bruce Chapman (DI)
The Coors Family
William A. Dembski
Leonard Downie (WaPo)
John Gibson (FNC)
Fred Hiatt (WaPo)
James F. Inhofe
Philip E. Johnson
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Stephen C. Meyer (DI)
Judith Miller (ex-NYT)
Sun Myung Moon
Elspeth Reeve (TNR)
Martin Peretz (TNR)
Richard Mellon Scaife
Susan Schmidt (WaPo)
John Solomon (WaPo)
Richard Thompson (TMLC)
Bob Woodward (WaPo)
All the fine sites I've
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Arthur C. Clarke
Daniel C. Dennett
Philip K. Dick
Stephen Jay Gould
"The Harder They Come"
Ursula K. LeGuin
The Marx Brothers
Michael C. Penta
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
"The Red Shoes"
"Singin' in the Rain"
Talking Heads/David Byrne
Hunter S. Thompson
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
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