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."
"Mandatory sentencing guidelines have become as complicated and detailed as the IRS code!"
"People are intimidated in court, and I try to make them more comfortable."
"Competition is good and has served us well."
"I don't want to be influenced by outside opinion."
"The traditional practice is that the justices don't ask the attorney general any questions, so as not to embarrass him. But Bobby Kennedy had let them know that he didn't mind if they asked him questions and they did."
"Frequently you have a clash between the more sterile letter of the law and the justice that underlies it, and I think one of the things I've been trying more or less, where it was possible, is to go with the justice rather than the letter of the law."
"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."
"I don't think a judge should be too much involved in outside activities."
"You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available."
"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."
"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."
"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 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."
"Every one of the world's dictatorships can and does claim to be acting in the name of the people."
"With competition everyone has to try harder."
"I would hate my obituary to say Judge Harold H. Greene broke up AT&T and that's all he ever did and then he rested."
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"Lawyers have so low self-esteem anyway!"
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Self Quotes
"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."

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