Supreme Court Quotations
dlaycock at MAIL.LAW.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri Apr 7 13:12:45 PDT 2000
This actually comes from US v. Teamsters in 1977; O'Connor was just
At 12:00 PM 04/07/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>My personal most quoted recent sup. ct. line, altho it slightly predates
>the 90s is Sandra Dan O'connor's reference to "the inexorable zero" in
>Johnson v. Trans. Dept of Santa Clara County (1987)
>Rick Duncan wrote:
>> If you are looking for cute puns in Supreme Court
>> opinions, none is better than Chief Justice
>> Rehnquist's discussion of the narrow tailoring issue
>> in the nude dancing context:
>> "It is without cavil that the public indecency statute
>> is 'narrowly tailored.' Indiana's requirement that the
>> dancers wear at least pasties and a G-string is
>> modest, and the bare minimum necessary to achieve the
>> state's purposes." Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc, 501
>> U.S. 560,___(1991).
>> --- Don Crowley <crowley at UIDAHO.EDU> wrote:
>> > Before we get too mired in Scalia quotes I'll
>> > suggest one of Marshall's
>> > last comments on the Court--from Payne v. Tennessee
>> > (501 U.S 808) 1991.
>> > "Cast aside today are those condemned to face
>> > society's ultimate penalty.
>> > Tomorrow's victims may be minorities, women, or the
>> > indigent. Inevitably,
>> > this campaign to resurrect yesterday's 'spirited
>> > dissents' will squander
>> > the authority and the legitimacy of this Court as a
>> > protector of the
>> > powerless."
>> > Don
>> Rick Duncan (conlawprof at yahoo.com)
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