Warren Burger Quotes

14 Warren Burger quotes:

"To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching."
"We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians."
"It is not possible to arrange for any broadcast of any Supreme Court proceeding, but when you get the Cabinet meetings on the air, call me."
"Respondent's expectation that his garden was protected from observation is unreasonable and is not an expectation that society is prepared to honor."
"Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life."
"Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times."
"There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society."
"Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen."
Author: Burger Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible [to apply]."
Author: Burger Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"For better or worse, editing is what editors are for; and editing is selection and choice of material. That editors newspaper or broadcast can and do abuse this power is beyond doubt, but that is no reason to deny the discretion Congress provided."
Author: Burger Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house."
"It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing."
"We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field."
Author: Burger Quotes Category: American Judge Quotes Constitutional Quotes
"However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises."

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