65 Supreme Court Quotes On Success In Life

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Best Supreme Court Quotes

  1. “Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” ~ William Howard Taft
  2. “If you’re going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you’re not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you’re probably doing something wrong.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  3. “The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” ~ Jay Leno
  4. “The Supreme Court of the United States is an institution damned by God Almighty.” ~ Jimmy Swaggart

  5. “Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and pass a law. That’s what democracy is all about. It’s not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  6. “The Supreme Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.” ~ Irving Kaufman
  7. “[I]f the policy of the Government, upon vital questions affecting, the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their Government, into the hands of that eminent tribunal.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  8. “Nothing raises the national temperature more than a VACANCY sign hanging from the colonnaded front of the Supreme Court.” ~ Christopher Buckley

  9. “[T]he enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table…. Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  10. “Wishing won’t make it so
    Hoping won’t do it, praying won’t do it
    Religion won’t do it, philosophy won’t do it
    The Supreme Court won’t do it, the President and the Congress won’t do it
    The UN won’t do it, the H-bomb won’t do it, the sun and the moon won’t do it
    And God won’t do it, and I certainly won’t do it
    That leaves you, you’ll have to do it” ~ Todd Rundgren
  11. “The Supreme Court consistently favors organized money and the political privileges of the corporate class. We have a Senate that is more responsive to affluent constituents than to middle-class constituents, while the opinions of constituents in the bottom third of income distribution have no apparent effect at all on the Senate’s roll call votes.” ~ Bill Moyers
  12. “Men and women have served and died to protect American democracy, but their sacrifice will be for naught if that democracy dies from the poison the Supreme Court has injected into our political organs.” ~ Jennifer Granholm

  13. “We want a Supreme Court which will do justice under the Constitution – not over it. In our courts we want a government of laws and not of men.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  14. “The United States of America took a giant step toward a totalitarian socialist government when the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare, allowing the individual mandate for the government to force American citizens to buy health insurance whether they want to or not.” ~ Charlie Daniels
  15. “Since the writing of our Constitution, our religious liberties have been systematically threatened and whittled away by Supreme Court justices who interpret the First Amendment as a prohibition against religious activity on public property.” ~ Tim LaHaye
  16. “We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions.” ~ Cornel West

  17. “I don’t know much about the Supreme Court. If it’s anything like the Supreme Taco, it’s like a regular court, but with extra sour cream.” ~ Craig Ferguson
  18. “It’s quite a stark contrast between the candidates, in how they will change things for women. Hillary Clinton wants to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will protect Roe v Wade. [Donald] Trump wants to punish women for getting abortions and defund Planned Parenthood.” ~ Natalie Portman
  19. “It is a different world and they [the Supreme Court] should speak for justice, not prejudice…. I seek justice, not in some distant tomorrow, not in some study commission, but now while I Iive.” ~ Martha Griffiths
  20. “In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country.” ~ Bobby Scott

  21. “More than ever I’m proud to be an American, to live in a country that respects the rights of all to marry whomever they love. The Supreme Court decision gives new meaning to the freedoms we cherish.” ~ Ralph Lauren , Supreme Court quotes on love
  22. “In one fell swoop we can now see the same mental health benefits of marriage for same sex couples as heterosexual couples, the main reason there is a benefit to being in a legally recognized marriage is that it introduces a level of stability into a relationship. This is going to help change the social climate. Hearing the Supreme Court say this is OK will help couples feel like they’re part of regular society.” ~ Rick Wright
  23. “When the Constitution of the United States was framed and adopted, those high contracting parties did positively agree that they would not interfere with religious affairs. Now, if our marital relations are not religious, what is? This ordinance of marriage was a direct revelation to us, through Joseph Smith, the prophet. . . . This is a revelation from God and a command to his people, and therefore it is my religion. I do not believe that the Supreme Court of the United States has any right to interfere with my religious views, and in doing it they are violating their most sacred obligations.” ~ John Taylor
  24. “I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate, I spent five and a half years as the solicitor-general of Texas, the chief lawyer for the state of Texas in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.” ~ Ted Cruz

  25. “Arlen Specter is the man who voted in favor of Bill Clinton during impeachment, voted against Robert Bork for the Supreme Court, voted against school choice for the District of Columbia, endorses an absolutist interpretation of abortion rights. He is bright and he is tough and he belongs elsewhere.” ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.
  26. “With Republicans in control of the Senate for the first time since Barack Obama took office, the president may find it harder to appoint left-wing lawyers to judgeships. Whether he compromises on some of his nominees, including any to the Supreme Court, may depend on the willingness of the new Republican majority to engage the president on judicial philosophy.” ~ Terry Eastland
  27. “For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal.” ~ Arthur Eddington

  28. “Kerry is well on his way to reaching his magic number of 2,162. That’s the total number of delegates he needs to win the Democratic nomination. See for President Bush it’s different – his magic number is 5. That’s the number of Supreme Court judges needed to win.” ~ Jay Leno
  29. “A good president does with executive power what Pablo Picasso did with paint. He takes bills into new and slightly discomfiting territory. He puts extra eyes on policies. He moves the mouth of the Supreme Court from where it should be to where it must be.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  30. “Because it’s important. Laws can be reversed, Supreme Court decisions can be overturned, gender classifications can continue.” ~ Carolyn Maloney

  31. “We live amid falling taboos. In our crowded little hour of history we have seen how the prejudice of religion no longer can bar the way to the White House. Some of you may live to see the day when the prejudice of sex no longer places the Presidency beyond the reach of a greatly gifted American lady. Long before them, I hope you will see a woman member of the Supreme Court of the United States. In Congress and in our State Legislatures we need more women to bring their sensitive experience to the shaping of our decisions.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  32. “If an agency is the ultimate judge in every case of conflict, then it is also judge in all conflicts involving itself. Consequently, instead of merely preventing and resolving conflict, a monopolist of ultimate decision making will also cause and provoke conflict in order to settle it to his own advantage. That is, if one can only appeal to the state for justice, justice will be perverted in the favor of the state, constitutions and supreme courts notwithstanding.” ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe , Supreme Court quotes on justice
  33. “The Supreme Court has always been the last bastion of the protection of our freedoms.” ~ Barbara Jordan
  34. “The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that’s when I really started paying attention.” ~ Marc Edwards
  35. “An important function of the Supreme Court is to provide guidance, .. As a lower court judge, I appreciate clear guidance from the Supreme Court.” ~ John Roberts

  36. “If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: ‘The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,’ I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  37. “Could Congress really do its work if it held its sessions by teleconferencing? Could the Supreme Court? Nothing can replace the spark of intelligence that travels from person to person at meetings.” ~ Ben Stein
  38. “I wouldn’t want [gay marriage] to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court.” ~ Barney Frank
  39. “I was an avidly pro-life governor; I’m an avidly pro-life individual. As a pro-life Republican, I am in favor of having the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.” ~ Mitt Romney

  40. “Sometimes, when asked the what-do-you-do question, it occurs to me to say that I work for the government. I have a government job, essential to national security. I AM A CITIZEN. Like the Supreme Court judges, my job is for life, and the well-being of my country depends on me. It seems fair to think that I should be held accountable for my record in the same way I expect accountability from those who seek elected office. I would like to be able to say that I can stand on my record and am proud of it.” ~ Robert Fulghum
  41. “Conservatives have been mad at the Supreme Court since it decided to desegregate the schools in 1954 and seen fit to blame the federal bench for everything that has happened since then that they don’t like.” ~ Molly Ivins
  42. “If money is a form of speech, as the Supreme Court has regrettably found, rich donors will always be the loudest speakers.” ~ Howard Dean
  43. “There still is a war on women in terms of politicians in Washington and the state legislatures trying to eliminate any rights we have fought to win and that the Supreme Court has afforded us.” ~ Gloria Allred
  44. “The Supreme Court kept me from my freedom.” ~ Dred Scott

  45. “Senator, my answer is that the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court requires that nominees before this committee for a position on that court not forecast, give predictions, give hints, about how they might rule in cases that might come before the Supreme Court,.” ~ John Roberts
  46. “The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?” ~ Nat King Cole
  47. “One of the things that I’m so proud of [about] that movie [Brokeback Mountain], was to see, within the past basically 10 years, how much has changed. When the Supreme Court [issued a ruling] just a little while ago, I felt like we had been part, a little part and parcel of that movement.” ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
  48. “Controlling the interpretation of the Constitution is vital to the leftist agenda of expanding the federal government’s power. That means keeping the federal judiciary as liberal as possible and treating the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal legacy as sacrosanct.” ~ Joseph Sobran
  49. “Corporations are not people, despite what the Supreme Court says, and they don’t need or deserve handouts.” ~ Robert Reich

  50. “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare … [T]his Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years … And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  51. “Ask any real estate broker to name the three most important factors in buying a property, and he’ll say: “Location, location, location.” Now ask him to name the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, and he’ll say: “Location, location, location.” This tells us that we should not necessarily be paying a whole lot of attention to real estate brokers.” ~ Dave Barry
  52. “When your child has matured sufficiently to understand how the judicial system works, set a bedtime for him and then send him to bed an hour early. When he tearfully accuses you of breaking the rules, explain that you made the rules and you can interpret them in any way that seems appropriate to you, according to changing conditions. This will prepare him for the Supreme Court’s concept of the US Constitution as a ‘living document’.” ~ Joseph Sobran
  53. “Supreme Court had said feds should stay out of abortion.” ~ Mitt Romney

  54. “The Supreme Court said nothing about silliness, but I suspect it may play more of a role than one might suppose. People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust… Probably the first slave ship, with Negroes lying in chains on its decks, seemed commonsensical to the owners who operated it and to the planters who patronized it. But such a vessel would not be in the realm of common sense today. The only sense that is common, in the long run, is the sense of change.” ~ E. B. White
  55. “Day by day, case by case, the Supreme Court is busy designing a Constitution for a country I do not recognize.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  56. “It’s a long, uphill fight to get back to original orthodoxy. We have two ‘originalists’ on the Supreme Court. That’s something.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  57. “It seems like things are upside down [in America] as we see right declared as wrong, and wrong as right. God is not pointing His finger at the Supreme Court, or the White House, or the Capitol. If you are a Christian, He is looking at you and at me to humble ourselves, pray, and seek God’s face. He expects us to take action.” ~ Greg Laurie
  58. “We must use a judicial, rather than a political, standard to evaluate [a nominee’s] fitness for the Supreme Court. That standard must be based on the fundamental principle that judges interpret and apply but do not make law.” ~ Orrin Hatch

  59. “I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. The Supreme Court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. We are a people who declared that we are all created equal – and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” ~ Barack Obama
  60. “The Supreme Court has made God unconstitutional.” ~ Sam Ervin
  61. “The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week whether banning cross burning by groups like the Klu Klux Klan violates the first amendment. The outcome could affect the entertainment at Trent Lott’s Christmas party.” ~ Tina Fey
  62. “This is America. We don’t call an election before we know who won. That, after all, is the job of the Supreme Court.” ~ Bill Maher
  63. “The people can change Congress but only God can change the Supreme Court.” ~ George W. Norris

  64. “(H)er qualifications for the Supreme Court are non-existent. She is not a brilliant jurist, indeed, has never been a judge. She is not a scholar of the law. Researchers are hard-pressed to dig up an opinion. She has not had a brilliant career in politics, the academy, the corporate world, or public forum. Were she not a friend of Bush, and female, she would never have even been considered.” ~ Pat Buchanan
  65. “It is important that Miers not be confirmed unless, in her 61st year, she suddenly and unexpectedly is found to have hitherto undisclosed interests and talents pertinent to the court’s role. Otherwise, the sound principle of substantial deference to a president’s choice of judicial nominees will dissolve into a rationalization for senatorial abdication of the duty to hold presidents to some standards of seriousness that will prevent them from reducing the Supreme Court to a private plaything useful for fulfilling whims on behalf of friends.” ~ George Will

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