21 Total Quotes

Alan Dershowitz Quotes

The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented, because, as often as not, that process will raise questions.
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer

The prosecution lost its credibility by putting a man on the witness stand who lied about the 'n' word.
Alan Dershowitz
#Credibility

By allowing his client to be sworn under oath about his private sex life, he made a terrible, terrible mistake.
Alan Dershowitz
#Life

You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist, Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that.
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer

Summers committed the cardinal sin against the academic hard left. He expressed politically incorrect views regarding gender, race, religion, sexual preference and the military. . . . In the minds of at least some vocal members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, expressing such politically incorrect views is the academic equivalent of provoking Islamic extremists by depicting Prophet Mohammad in a political cartoon.
Alan Dershowitz
#Race

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer #Defense

The judge also has a truth he wants to hide: He often hasn't been completely candid in describing the facts or the law.
Alan Dershowitz
#Facts

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer #Justice

A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.
Alan Dershowitz
#Teachers

All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth.
Alan Dershowitz
#Truth #American Lawyer

The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It's "Nightline."
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer

I would bet you there weren't more than 20 or 30 people who read it.
Alan Dershowitz
#People

We wouldn't even know where to look to find the law because there is no law.
Alan Dershowitz
#Law

Organized religion is always having to say you're sorry for misunderstanding God's will in the past. That has been the history of organized religion.
Alan Dershowitz
#Past

I don't care if the Bible says it. It's wrong. It's wrong to divide people on the basis of sexual preference, of sexual orientation. It's wrong to say that women are unequal, if the Bible says so. It's wrong to say that Blacks are unequal even if the Hammite myth supports it or suggests it. The Bible is often wrong. It is often right. Of course, it is often brilliantly right.
Alan Dershowitz
#People

I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer

Israel and the Palestinians must resolve their own differences. The United States can play an important role as facilitator and guarantor.
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.
Alan Dershowitz
#American Lawyer