Judge M. Lane Quotes

29 Judge M. Lane quotes:

"And I think we've got to be treated with dignity as Americans, and that has to do with the educational process of people on the bench, lawyers, people in law enforcement and people that have to do with the system."
"And I think, one, a lot of judges don't work hard enough, don't spend enough time, don't rule quickly enough and delay too much."
"As a matter of fact, on the TV court you actually probably have more time to present your case than you would in a regular small claims court."
"But I always say this: I don't care where you get, if you don't remember a lot of folks helped you get there, you're nothing but a damned ingrate."
"But if somebody goes to a juvenile facility in lockup and then thereafter they become an adult, maybe they can then be transferred to an adult facility."
"But if you're saying, can judges do a better job? The answer is, you bet."
"But judges don't - should not go willy-nilly changing the rules of the game if they happen to like to do. If you do that, in my view, you have anarchy, you have no real sound principles that we all operate under."
"But the other side of that coin is some things, issues and cases, take consideration. There is no quick fix."
"However, when you hear somebody's case, they're entitled to two things: to believe that somebody's listening to the facts, trying to decide what the truth is, and applying the law applicable to that case."
"I believe that sometimes people have got to have their butts chewed and you've got to be rough on them."
"I don't call it my show, I call it our show. And it's a lot of fun to do."
"I think Judge Mathis is a good person. He's a friend of mine. And I assume he's a good judge."
"I think judges have some benign power, like to say that the lights have to be turned on, the county commission has to pay the bills so you can operate the court."
"I think some cases should be dismissed as being non meritorious or frivolous."
"I worked on weekends. I worked every weekend. We had some judges that worked weekends and some that didn't."
"I'll never forget where I came from and the folks that helped me, and I feel very, very fortunate."
"If you litigate, you're entitled to litigate and you're entitled to have the issues explored completely."
"If you run - if you give the gavel to a lawyer, they'll take it."
"If you've got a case that's due out or you have a trial starting Monday morning, and you haven't read the file, you haven't done the homework and done the research, you ought to be in there Saturday and if necessary Sunday. That goes with the territory."
"In the beginning, I don't think any juvenile of kinder years, of young age like that, should be in an adult facility. I think that is in and of itself criminal."

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