Warren E. Burger Quotes
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A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swiftand certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and -at some point - finality of judgment.
Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in everycase in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is thechallenge to every lawyer and judge in America.
Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life.
Doctors still retain a high degree of public confidence because they areperceived as healers. Should lawyers not be healers? Healers, not warriors?Healers, not procurers? Healers, not hired guns?
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounderin a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible toapply.
However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiatedclaim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, aconfrontation with other values arises.
It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly twocenturies to "discover" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at apreliminary hearing.
It is not possible to arrange for any broadcast of any Supreme Courtproceeding, but when you get the Cabinet meetings on the air, call me.
It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that thefirst visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite themuntil they cross the threshold of the hen house.
Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should betotally indifferent to pressures of the times.