52 Total Quotes

Harold Greene Quotes

I'm a great believer in the competitive system, and think that competition will bring us greater innovation and put American industry in information ahead of everyone also.
Harold Greene
#American Judge #Competition

Mandatory sentencing guidelines have become as complicated and detailed as the IRS code!
Harold Greene
#American Judge

I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice - and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree!
Harold Greene
#American Judge #Debate

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience.
Harold Greene
#Conscience #American Judge

I could see flames from the windows of my chambers. For the next three or four days we had major rioting here in Washington and I stayed at the court day and night.
Harold Greene
#American Judge

The emphasis on getting business and billing goes far beyond the professionalism of law and does the profession injustice.
Harold Greene
#Business

There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn't get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning.
Harold Greene
#Sleep #American Judge

They say I am a regulator and I think it is just an effort not to comply with the decree. I do not do anything except what the decree requires me to do.
Harold Greene
#American Judge

Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments.
Harold Greene
#American Judge #Circumstances

People are intimidated in court, and I try to make them more comfortable.
Harold Greene
#People #American Judge

If members of the security apparatus could, with impunity, keep from those elected by the people that which they're entitled to know - or worse, feed false information - those who could control the classified data could be the real decision makers.
Harold Greene
#People #American Judge

The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'
Harold Greene
#American Judge

Competition is good and has served us well.
Harold Greene
#American Judge #Competition

I like to deal with interesting, difficult legal questions. I do not want people to think that the only thing I have ever done is the AT&T case because I do other things.
Harold Greene
#People

I don't think about it too much. Too many people are concerned with what they were in Europe, before they came to the United States.
Harold Greene
#People #American Judge

I am seeking simply to legitimize judicial activism when I say that the repeated attempts to foreclose the courts' consideration of matter which they have historically considered are ill-advised and dangerous to our way of life.
Harold Greene
#Activism

I don't want to be influenced by outside opinion.
Harold Greene
#American Judge

I do remember sitting in the Senate Gallery on the day the filibuster was broken. I remember feeling that I was witness to a very significant event.
Harold Greene
#American Judge

I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution.
Harold Greene
#American Judge #Law

The testimony and the documentary evidence produced by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways over a lengthy period of time.
Harold Greene
#Government