"The quixotic desire to do good, be universally fair
and make everybody happy is understandable [...]
There is only one problem with this approach. We are a court."
by:
Justice Janice Brown
(1949-) federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (1996-2005)
Source:
Justice Janice Brown California Supreme Court, quoted in Gathering Mob: Part II by Thomas Sowell
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On its face, its accurate enough. In reality, the court is legislating anti-lawful societal experiments and, enforcing an unconstitutional government on 'We The People' that is not good, universally fair or makes anybody happy except the most ardent socialist.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I agree with Mike about the courts making laws from the bench.
     -- Cal, lewisville, tx     
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    I wish she had made it to the Supreme court!
     -- Jerrold Bullat, Buckley     
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    The Roberts Court certainly is doing much legislating, and poorly too... but the problem with this quote is that it is just a piece of the writing with no way here to know if it is taken out of context (the "...") or not... worse than worthless, potentially down right misleading.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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    Using the Supreme Court to force the People to follow the dictates of the Congress instead of forcing the Congress to follow the dictates of the People has been the corruption of the courts since the days of FDR. Don Quixoti was a kind and brave man -- he was also insane. ;-) Sanity and reason are not to be found in the argument that all are equal and deserving of their 'fair share' of other people's property and goods. There is nothing fair about it -- it is legalized plunder.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Very much anti-new deal of FDR.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    It's introverted - Love it!
     -- RBE, Somewhere in Europe     
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