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Arlen Specter Quotes

55 Arlen Specter quotes:

"The word is that the justices very much applaud his nomination to be chief justice, ... He has the potential, almost from a running start, to bring a new day and a new era to the Supreme Court."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"There is a little different approach in confirmation of the chief justice, ... I'm concerned about the conferences, about bringing the court together."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"I do not believe, personally, that it is appropriate to punish him (by forcing him to sit out the rest of the season). He's not committed a crime, he's committed a breach of contract. And what they're doing against him is vindictive."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"It is my hope that the president will now send us a nominee for Justice O'Connor's spot in the mold of Judge Roberts,"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"Judge Roberts has projected a very unique persona as he has talked about modesty and humility,"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Humility Quotes
"She's intelligent, she's hard-working, unquestioned integrity. She fought her way up, couldn't get a job when she graduated from law school because she was a woman."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"We are proceeding in a matter of the utmost, utmost gravity -- the potential for impeachment of the president of the United States -- and I think American people will demand and are entitled to that kind of bipartisanship,"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"I'm concerned that it has potential. It may."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"In our free society, anyone can speak out as they choose on any subject. I am concerned that the Roberts nomination, or others to follow, may provide an occasion for such advertising to get out of hand, ... The NARAL television advertisement is blatantly untrue and unfair. ..."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"He comes across as very strong, and strength is contagious. It's good to see him and how confident he is."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Strength Quotes
"It would be quite a sacrifice for her, but she's prepared to do it if she is asked, ... By next June we'll know a lot more about Judge Roberts ... than we do today."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Sacrifice Quotes
"[The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision rejected Congress' findings and its] method of reasoning, ... Is there any real justification for the court's denigrating Congress' 'method of reasoning'?"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"But I think that it is important to elevate the public consciousness as to what is going on. The four hearings we have had and the way the matter is drifting, in my view, is insufficient to safeguard civil liberties."
"As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate."
"[But Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), a member of Hatch's committee, took issue with that view.] I rechecked the Constitution. I do not believe that ignoring a subpoena would be grounds for impeachment, ... Late Edition."
"open and honest public conversation with the nominee...is an important part of this process."
"[Noting that Bush said during the third campaign debate that he would] not impose a litmus test ... would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations I've mentioned."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Defense Quotes
"I have seen virtually no agreement on anything when it comes to this immigration bill. Emotions are running at an all-time high."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"A lot of people have shifted their views, ... People do shift, so there may be an evolution of his thinking."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Evolution Quotes

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