21 Total Quotes

Edward Lazarus Quotes

So much of where the justices go in terms of terrorism, law enforcement, even abortion, a range of issues will depend on the court's composition in coming years.
Edward Lazarus
#Abortion

Some of the things he has said can't be good news to conservatives,
Edward Lazarus
#News

It sounds great from an institutional standpoint. Maybe the Court could do a better job of persuasion. But it won't come overnight. If Roberts leads by example and writes clearly and talks to his colleagues, it may happen.
Edward Lazarus
#Persuasion

There's a certain romanticism about the court's role in American life, the ability of the court to be a moral beacon for the country, that drives justices to take progressive stands.
Edward Lazarus
#Ability

If he ever thought about putting forward a hard-nosed conservative, in the wake of Katrina and the negative publicity he's received, this is not the time to pick a political fight.
Edward Lazarus
#Conservative

The conference itself is not a place of debate, ... They don't engage across the conference table.
Edward Lazarus
#Debate

This court likes taking on hot button issues, with abortion as an exception,
Edward Lazarus
#Abortion

There is a very steep learning curve, even for someone as versed in constitutional law as Roberts is.
Edward Lazarus
#Law

We have this idealistic notion in this country that we can live in kind of splendid anonymity, we can walk around and be left alone. And this question really raises, in the post-9/11 era, the issue of whether that's really true anymore.
Edward Lazarus
#Country

But there is the very deeply held belief in the court that they do nothing that gives the appearance of impropriety. And I think in this case, Cheney may have gone over the line by inviting him [Scalia] down to hunt. Scalia, in a reflective moment, may be thinking, 'I shouldn't have done that.'
Edward Lazarus
#Appearance

She is arguably the most influential woman in the United States, ... Closed Chamber: An Inside Account of the Supreme Court.
Edward Lazarus
#United States

The Rehnquist revolution has reached a certain equilibrium. They don't seem to be going in any radical directions. Even among the two liberal justices, [Stephen] Breyer and [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg, they are cautious pragmatists.
Edward Lazarus
#Revolution

It will be more chaotic than an ordinary term. It adds an extra layer of difficulty for Roberts coming in as the new chief.
Edward Lazarus
#Difficulty

The better argument for the result reached in Roe v. Wade is that it's necessary for the equality of women, rather than grounding it in the privacy right, ... Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court.
Edward Lazarus
#Equality

This law does seem to be crafted to demand some kind of Supreme Court review. Because it really goes to this question of how much you have to protect the life versus the health of the mother. ... And it actually could be one of those cases that could turn on John Roberts' vote.
Edward Lazarus
#Law

The issue of physician-assisted suicide is tied into what President Bush calls 'the culture of life.' So this is a real emotional issue for them [conservatives]. And it's likely to be a very close ruling at the court, with Roberts again, perhaps, a key vote.
Edward Lazarus
#Culture

For better or worse, the issue of abortion seems to be the one on which the Supreme Court is judged more than any other.
Edward Lazarus
#Abortion

Liberals, the moderates and conservatives on the bench have been feeling out Chief Justice Roberts to see ... what kinds of arguments appeal to him, what kind of person is he.
Edward Lazarus
#Justice

Most of the cases they work on are boring from a layman's point of view, but important, and ferocious, from an economic point of view.
Edward Lazarus
#Work

She doesn't give much guidance to other courts in her rulings, there's a lack of consistency, distinctiveness, ... Often it seems her opinions are too narrow, reflecting only how it strikes just Justice O'Connor, what she personally thinks.
Edward Lazarus
#Consistency

She doesn't give much guidance to other courts in her rulings, there's a lack of consistency, distinctiveness. Often it seems her opinions are too narrow, reflecting only how it strikes just Justice O'Connor, what she personally thinks.
Edward Lazarus
#Consistency