Top 144 Courts Quotes

We have collected the best Courts Quotes by famous authors including Cain Velasquez, Emily Thornberry, Robert Green Ingersoll, Tammy Bruce, Ben Sasse and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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Seeing Mexicans in the media is rare. Seeing role models on TV is rare. So who do we look up to? We’re not seen on football fields or basketball courts. So we look up to fighters; they’re Mexican. They are out there fighting, representing their people, and winning champions. We look up to them.

Cain Velasquez
It’s unfortunate that the U.K. and Europe don’t have the kind of culture which esteems legal protections enforced by the courts in the same way as, for example, the U.S. does.

Emily Thornberry
As long as we can get redress in the courts, as long as the laws shall be honestly administered, as long as honesty and intelligence sit upon the bench, as long as intelligence sits in the chairs of jurors, this country will stand, the law will be enforced, and the law will be respected.

Robert Green Ingersoll
When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can’t afford, they are condemning good people to death.

Tammy Bruce
In America, we divide federal power between the legislative, executive and judicial branches so that no one holds too much power. This is sixth-grade civics: Congress writes the laws; the president executes the laws; and the courts apply those laws fairly and dispassionately to cases.

Ben Sasse
I love tennis. I’ve played it my whole life. Loved it since the age of three. I had an injury, so from the age of 13 to 24 I didn’t play much. Then when I moved out to L.A., there were so many tennis courts that I rekindled the love.

David Walton
Labour opposes the principle of companies having their own private and privileged courts in which to settle investor-state disputes.

Barry Gardiner
Cabinet resolutions approving mass releases of terrorists deal a mortal blow to the status of Israel’s judges and courts.

Ayelet Shaked
Expensive advertising courts us with hints and images. The ordinary kind merely says, Buy.

Mason Cooley
The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues.

Rod Parsley
I started playing street hockey, but there were tennis courts near my house, and it was my father who suggested I try. I don’t really know why.

Milos Raonic
The courts cannot garnish a father’s salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat.

June Jordan
The courts have become grotesquely dictatorial and far too powerful.

Newt Gingrich
The antitrust litigation currently in the federal courts in the U.S. against Monsanto will be the test case in the life sciences, just as the Microsoft case was the test case in the information sciences.

Jeremy Rifkin
I think there is a role for courts in a variety of areas, but the notion that we can allow a federal judge to run our greenhouse gas policy strikes me as preposterous.

Neal Katyal
I think objectivity is like this strange myth that people think you’re supposed to achieve, but actually, the dirty little secret is that it’s not attainable any more than pure justice is attainable by the courts.

Sebastian Junger
So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are.

Floyd Abrams
Courts of law require evidence to go to trial – not opinions from bureaucrats.

Mike Braun
I think for Britain it’s tough to play on clay. They prefer grass courts, hard courts, fast courts.

David Goffin
Even before his detention, my father was fighting many cases. He remained in jail in Multan. He remained in jail in Bannu. But we were not allowed to go see him there. We always saw him in courts. So for me, the courts were a place where you dressed up to see your father. It had a very nice feeling to it.

Asma Jahangir
Wimbledon is quite simply the ultimate championship, and I’d be the first to admit it was the one I wanted to win. A lot has to do with the history and the tradition: the grass courts, the royal box, the grand spectacle of it all.

Tim Henman
Where I grew up, the basketball courts were rarely used.

Denis Leary
The stopping of the Judicial courts, had been blended, in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature.

George Richards Minot
I first met Mr Tarkunde in 1976 during the Emergency, when Civil Liberties had been extinguished and the Habeas Corpus case was being heard by the Supreme Court, which would decide whether one could even approach the courts against illegal detention by the State, during the Emergency.

Prashant Bhushan
Unfortunately in the U.S., the courts have pretty much sided with the GMO lobby and suggesting that a farmer has no rights to be protected from GMO contamination.

Joel Salatin
I respect, too, the fact that in our legal order it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives.

Neil Gorsuch
The Constitution of the United States has absolutely nothing to say about a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Were the federal courts to recognize such a right, it would be completely without constitutional basis.

Newt Gingrich
As an Asst. Secretary of State, I often urged authoritarian governments around the world not to use emergency powers to defy their legislatures, courts, and laws.

Tom Malinowski
Nationwide injunctions not only allow district courts to wield unprecedented power, they also allow district courts to wield it asymmetrically.

William Barr
Judicial Watch has taken the lead nationwide in defending state voter ID laws and other commonsense election integrity measures, filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and in several circuit courts of appeal and trial courts.

Tom Fitton
The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail?

Floyd Abrams
As a former home secretary, I have access to and knowledge of the workings of the system in a way that individuals unfamiliar with the courts can never hope to have.

David Blunkett
Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.

Robert Owen
If you commit perjury in a so-called first-degree murder case, and you’re caught red-handed for the entire world to see, and you get only a $200 fine, what kind of message does that send about lying in our courts?

Johnnie Cochran
Courts have long recognized the federal government’s robust power to inspect people and goods entering the country. After all, the very foundation of national sovereignty is a nation’s ability to protect its borders.

Bob Barr
Defend an institution. Follow the courts or the media, or a court or a newspaper. Do not speak of ‘our institutions’ unless you are making them yours by acting on their behalf. Institutions don’t protect themselves. They go down like dominoes unless each is defended from the beginning.

Timothy D. Snyder
The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government.

William Weld
Denying our courts the ability to hear oil-related cases of great consequence to our environment and our economy is completely the wrong direction to protect the rights of Floridians.

Ted Deutch
Would I like to see more women in the courts? Yep.

Kim Reynolds
You can’t underestimate rest. Sometimes in tennis we don’t realize that to rest your body is as important as it is to practice. We are traveling so much, all year, in different conditions, different courts, different surfaces, different balls – so we always have to adapt.

Stan Wawrinka
When you get on to fresh grass courts you always know that they might be a bit slippery but you have to adjust accordingly.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Officers are taught to use all the tricks and lies that courts permit within the scope of the Fifth Amendment’s shield against self-incrimination.

David K. Shipler
Nadal is just more at home on clay. It looks like he feels safer on clay courts. He can get to a few more balls, he can play a bit further behind the baseline when he defends, and he’s also able to get the ball to bounce higher. It’s unbelievable.

Mats Wilander
Flag desecration is not a constitutional issue for the courts. It is a political one that belongs to the people.

Larry Craig
My best hope is that Libya turns into a peaceful, sensible country that has all the things my father and lots of others have been calling for: independence of the courts and press, a protected and democratic constitution, with different parties involved in a healthy and open debate.

Hisham Matar
I’m a fast foodie – like, a foodie, but with food courts. I’d love to go with all my friends to a food court that’s also a buffet – with unlimited orange chicken from Panda Express, curly fries from Arby’s, Hawaiian pizza from Sbarro, and Coke Zero. I’m a simple man with simple pleasures.

Tyler Oakley
Cities are about juxtaposition. In Florence, classical buildings sit against medieval buildings. It’s that contrast we like. In Bordeaux, we built law courts right next door to what is effectively a listed historic building, and that makes it exciting.

Richard Rogers
We can all play on the court and share the courts with the girls.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
The Left has taken over the universities and, increasingly, high schools and elementary schools. It dominates the news and entertainment media. And many judges and courts are leftist – meaning that their decisions are guided by leftism more than by the law or the Constitution.

Dennis Prager
So my attorneys brought litigation in the U.S. federal courts. The judge ruled in our favor.

Jeremy Rifkin
The 10 largest antitrust law firms in the United States have gone into the federal courts charging Monsanto with creating a global conspiracy in violation of the antitrust laws, to control the global market in seeds.

Jeremy Rifkin
The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey her husband has sent more women to the grave than to the courts for a divorce.

Lemuel K. Washburn
Like the other Republican candidates, Mr. Trump is pro-life, pro-marriage and will appoint conservatives to the courts.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
It is common sense that in our immigration courts, where children fleeing devastating violence abroad often find themselves, kids need lawyers to advocate on their behalf. After all, lawyers go to school for years to understand the nuances of our legal system.

Patrick Leahy
Davis Cup helped me a lot. Being in that great atmosphere and having the chance to hit with top 50 guys everyday, being on the practice courts, that gave me a lot of confidence.

Frances Tiafoe
A President can obstruct justice and Congress has the full right to hold a President accountable for such law-breaking through impeachment. After a President leaves office, I believe they may be held accountable through the courts as well.

Joe Sestak
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln
I love New York. It is an amazing city, and the U.S. Open is a lot about the show. There are tens of thousands of spectators; these are some of the best courts in the world, and there is nothing like being here and making memories.

Stan Wawrinka
If the courts are making the decisions, it matters who the judge is and, of course, people are concerned with what is the bottom line.

John Harrison
What we have to do is make sure there are prison places for those sent to prison by the courts and we will continue to do that regardless of how many people are sent to prison.

Crispin Blunt
The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.

Sandra Day O’Connor
While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.

Samuel Dash
My coach from the time I was a kid was a specialist of hard courts. He teach me a different forehand than the rest of Argentinian players. That’s why I am able to work better on hard courts.

Juan Martin del Potro
Three to four times a week, I get up at 7:30 A.M. while the courts are empty at Venice Beach and play full court one-on-one.

Missy Peregrym
Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.

Sandra Day O’Connor
The Supreme Court has crafted doctrines such as ‘fair use,’ which permits copying materials for criticism, parody, and transformative uses, and has ruled that abstract ideas are not subject to copyright, because courts will not punish people for merely using an abstract concept in speech.

Marvin Ammori
By bringing about a rational drug policy, we’d be freeing up a lot of resources for real crime. Drug disputes would get played out with courts rather than with guns. So it would make this country a much better place overnight.

Gary Johnson
It was really impossible to break through in Russia. We couldn’t buy any balls. We really didn’t have any courts, no rackets, nothing. And no people to practice with.

Marat Safin
Beyond diversity, the story of Obama’s influence on the courts is more complex. Indeed, it could serve as a metaphor for his Presidency: symbolically rich but substantively hazy. Obama took office after years of intense conservative focus on the courts.

Jeffrey Toobin
There are still going to be great players that are baseliners. That’s the way tennis – courts, balls, everything – has shifted. But everyone has to find their own way to win. Not everyone can run around the baseline for five hours. I can’t.

Milos Raonic
I wanted to be a hockey player. Where I grew up, the basketball courts were rarely used. I was terrible in school and actually said, ‘I’m going to be a hockey player.’

Denis Leary
The Huron and Iroquois forests are peopled by my friends; with me, the despots of Europe and their courts are the savages.

Marquis de Lafayette
Despite a campaign that was based on a very powerful promise of transparency, President Obama, and again in my view quite correctly, has used the state secrets argument in a variety of courts, as much as President Bush.

Michael Hayden
The American people must be able to trust that their courts and law enforcement will uphold, protect, and defend their constitutional rights.

Loretta Lynch
All you have to do is drive by the empty tennis courts and basketball courts and compare them to the skate parks… c’mon people, get with the program – the future is now!

Jeff Ament
I’m a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn’t legislate this matter.

Pete Coors
Marriage is a unique cultural relationship that has a long-standing tradition and societal meaning, which should not be redefined by the courts.

James Lankford
The work of deciding cases goes on every day in hundreds of courts throughout the land. Any judge, one might suppose, would find it easy to describe the process which he had followed a thousand times and more. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Benjamin N. Cardozo
I spent time in, like, criminal courts, and covering murder trials for papers.

Kurt Loder
Police and prosecutors and the courts have got to talk together.

Janet Reno
It’s a problem for him because he’s got – like Edward VII had – nearly all his lifetime to wait until he becomes Monarch. What is he going to do with it? So he wants to do something positive but he always courts those dangers.

Anthony Holden
Our courts must send a clear signal that India is not a banana republic where foreign companies can be invited to loot our resources and even avoid paying taxes on their windfall gains from the sale of those resources.

Prashant Bhushan
My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don’t really have any concept of how money works. I don’t know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It’s embarrassing.

Chloe Sevigny
I like the clay courts more, everyone knows that.

Kiki Bertens
Beauty is nature’s brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

John Milton
Courts are supposed to interpret laws to avoid ‘absurd results’ and to avoid constitutional problems – such as infringing on the free speech rights of Americans.

Marvin Ammori
It is not easy for the courts to control the intelligence agencies. There has to be concerted and coordinated effort on part of the courts, the parliament, and the government.

Asma Jahangir
Consider this: The United States held its first presidential election in 1789. It marked the first peaceful transfer of executive power between parties in the fourth presidential election in 1801, and it took another 200 years’ worth of presidential elections before the courts had to settle an election.

Sam Brownback
The Court has long held that the Constitution protects certain fundamental rights that are not explicitly enumerated in the Constitution’s text, while at the same time emphasizing that courts must proceed with great caution in recognizing such rights.

Paul Watford
When you have a system that increases border security funding by about 300 percent, and it only increases funding for immigration courts by 70 percent, you have a disaster.

Marc Veasey
The U.K. courts were very clear that Abu Qatada posed a threat to our national security – that’s why we were pleased as a government to be able to remove him from the United Kingdom.

Theresa May
I have always believed that my job is to try and give my best on the tennis courts.

Sania Mirza
Civil society must be strengthened to help raise awareness among people living with HIV, and those at risk, of their rights, and to ensure they have access to legal services and redress through the courts.

Shereen El Feki
In the Constitution of India the Supreme Court and the High Courts were seen as watchdog bodies, independent of the executive, and entrusted with the task of seeing that all institutions function in accordance with the Constitution, and the Rule of Law.

Prashant Bhushan
We’ve got to make sure tech companies – all of them – aren’t taking steps that will place content beyond the reach of the courts.

Christopher A. Wray
I think that’s what it’s all about; you work hard and practice to play on the big courts.

Caroline Wozniacki
A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple, responsible, and less awkward.

Charles Edison
I was a truant. And if you’re a truant in New York City, the truant officer gets after you, and then you get into the courts, and then things happen which they really shouldn’t. But I ended up in a very sweet reform school. It’s the place you go to if you’ve got a really kind judge.

David Carradine
Instead of channeling Trump, and attacking the courts in ways that are as bad as or worse than the president’s, public officials who ought to know better should behave better.

George T. Conway III
You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts, but the law that affects people, the trials that affect human beings are by and large in the state courts.

Stephen Breyer
Hard courts are very negative for the body. I know the sport is a business and creating these courts is easier than clay or grass, but I am 100 per cent sure it is wrong.

Rafael Nadal
When we uphold the rule of law, our counterterrorism tools are more likely to withstand the scrutiny of our courts, our allies, and the American people. And when we uphold the rule of law it provides a powerful alternative to the twisted worldview offered by al-Qa’ida.

John O. Brennan
The government is a very large constructor. They have schools, colleges, hospitals and courts, offices. We are trying to influence the public works department to adopt green buildings.

Jamshyd Godrej
Congress has no business telling courts within a state that they are prohibited from considering issues involving a lease for energy development, production, and exploration that has the potential to cause irreparable environmental and economic damage to the Gulf Coast area of that state.

Ted Deutch
When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed.

Stephen J. Field
It’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections.

Antonin Scalia
It is not the role of Congress to decide legal cases between private parties. That is why we have courts.

Jerrold Nadler
I like to see Argentinian fans around the courts, Latino-American people, also.

Juan Martin del Potro
I think it’s fun to play on hard courts, you know. I think it’s a surface that also can suit my game even though this year has been mainly clay, clay, clay all the year.

Casper Ruud
Oklahoma residents are known for not backing down from a fight in the political arena, on the gridiron, NBA courts or rodeo arenas, but in their reaction to the bombing, they knew intuitively they would not find restoration in rage.

Tom Brokaw
Courts are too distant from the communities they put on trial.

David Lammy
Algorithms diminish public safety in this country. They ask us to pretend that lengthy arrest records and violent crimes don’t matter. They ask police to scoop up the bad guys only for the courts to immediately release them. They turn us into a bad joke.

John Kennedy
When courts rule in our country, we have them as the final arbiter on matters in which we might not agree on. And that is an important pillar of our democracy.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Once you move into the second week of a Grand Slam, you know you are getting closer to playing on some of the world’s biggest courts.

Kiki Bertens
I’m all for accountability courts and helping those who need helping.

Brian Kemp
Polygraphs are not allowed as evidence in most U.S. courts, but they’re routinely used in police investigations, and the Defense Department relies heavily on them for security screening.

Bill Dedman
On clay courts I have some weapons to play a good match.

David Goffin
From 1936 on, I have taken more falls than any other 20 comedians put together. From the time I was 21, I’ve taken them on everything from clay courts to cement to wood floors, coming off pianos, going out a two-story window, landing on Dean, falling into the rough. You do that and you’re gonna have problems.

Jerry Lewis
Environmental agencies in China are hamstrung by local officials who put economic growth ahead of environmental protection; even the courts are beholden to local officials, and they are not open to environmental litigation.

Ma Jun
When we introduced 10-and-under tennis – when we shortened the courts and had smaller rackets and low-compression balls for trying to introduce the sport to youth – a lot of people said we weren’t going to succeed.

Katrina Adams
The 14th Amendment was recognized right away to be problematic. The concept of person was both too narrow and too broad, and the courts went to work to overcome both of those flaws.

Noam Chomsky
Secret courts require great faith that the Justice Department – and future Justice Departments – will act with integrity.

Benjamin Wittes
The ‘free market’ is the product of laws and rules continuously emanating from legislatures, executive departments, and courts.

Robert Reich
CBS exhausted the Texas courts. They went from the trial court to the intermediate court to the highest court.

Floyd Abrams
There is no, and cannot be, any situation in which we don’t respect the law and the judiciary. It is unacceptable to attack the courts; criticism is allowed, but attacks are not. It shakes the basis of our democracy.

Reuven Rivlin
What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He’ll have Social Security reform passed, that he’ll have tax reform passed, that he’ll have conservative judges on the courts.

Pat Robertson
You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.

Alexander Herzen
Realizing that they can’t get their agenda across: against religious liberty, against a culture of life, they can’t get those issues across through the legislature, as people respond and their elected officials represent them, so they attempt to do it through the courts.

Rod Parsley
A large part of the income of the ‘Big 5’ accountancy and consultancy firms derives from tax avoidance schemes which flourish in the name of tax planning. Their legality has agitated courts in India and abroad for a long time.

Prashant Bhushan
The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents.

Will McDonough
The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed.

Byron White
Houses with courts and gyms are super expensive. Not a lot of players can afford that. I know it sounds crazy to say an NBA player can’t afford that, but that’s how it is in L.A.

Ivica Zubac
Certainly, the president is expected to safeguard the Constitution by vetoing unconstitutional acts of Congress. This is especially true because many laws can only be brought before the courts in a collateral way, if at all.

Charles A. Beard
The Constitution sets out no standards for granting pardons. They require no consent from Congress, and courts can’t second-guess them.

George T. Conway III
Beyond a power play by the oil industry, there is no conceivable explanation for barring courts within any state from considering cases related to oil leases and energy production off its own coastlines.

Ted Deutch
I’m not to eager to play tennis in my spare time. I’m more interested in doing gym work and stuff like that. We have a lot of schools and courts around where I live, so if I really want to play, I don’t need to go too far.

Lleyton Hewitt
Apple chief executive Tim Cook is such a respected figure that it’s easy to overlook the basic problem with his argument about encryption: Cook is asserting that a private company and the interests of its customers should prevail over the public’s interest as expressed by our courts.

David Ignatius
We are patriotic enough to believe there is no good reason why foreign investors from Europe cannot be expected to resolve any disputes fairly through British justice, operating through British courts. And we are European enough to think that our companies can do the same by relying on European courts.

Barry Gardiner
My friend said to me, ‘You don’t look good,’ – because all the time I have to think about law and justice and courts.

Bikram Choudhury
Every few years, the feds and the courts change direction or fail to answer important questions. And every day, the Internet becomes more of a platform for lousy ads, for increasing the power of a few rich companies, and for intrusive tracking. It’s too important to leave unprotected.

Walt Mossberg
Foreign leaders across the world have treated the coronavirus as an opportunity for unprecedented power grabs. China and South Korea track their citizens digitally. Israel suspended some courts. Hungary’s executive seized emergency authorities. Elections were delayed.

Mollie Hemingway
The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor’s office.

John Jay Hooker
No player can become accustomed to New York’s climate in August in a few days. The playing conditions, the courts in New York and France are very different.

Helen Wills Moody
McConnell is praised throughout the Republican Party for his focus on confirming originalist judges to federal courts. It’s easily his greatest legacy, and one I wrote about at length in ‘Justice On Trial,’ my book with Carrie Severino.

Mollie Hemingway