Harold Greene Quotes


31 Harold Greene quotes:



"The Sherman Act is similar in the economics sphere to the Bill of Rights in the personal sphere."
"I could see flames from the windows of my chambers. For the next three or four days we had major rioting here in Washington and I stayed at the court day and night."
"The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience."
"I'm a great believer in the competitive system, and think that competition will bring us greater innovation and put American industry in information ahead of everyone also."
"Mandatory sentencing guidelines have become as complicated and detailed as the IRS code!"
"I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice - and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree!"
"There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn't get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning."
"They say I am a regulator and I think it is just an effort not to comply with the decree. I do not do anything except what the decree requires me to do."
"Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments."
"People are intimidated in court, and I try to make them more comfortable."
"If members of the security apparatus could, with impunity, keep from those elected by the people that which they're entitled to know - or worse, feed false information - those who could control the classified data could be the real decision makers."
"The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'"
"Competition is good and has served us well."
"I don't think about it too much. Too many people are concerned with what they were in Europe, before they came to the United States."
"I don't want to be influenced by outside opinion."
"I do remember sitting in the Senate Gallery on the day the filibuster was broken. I remember feeling that I was witness to a very significant event."
"I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution."
"The testimony and the documentary evidence produced by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways over a lengthy period of time."
"Once I was standing in line to buy a telephone and Senator Wirth was in line with me. The next day the New York Times reported that we'd both purchased telephones and what price we'd paid!"
"The impression I have of Justice Warren is that he was looking for the just result in a case regardless of fixed dogma or principles and I like to think that I'm in that mold."



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