110 Total Quotes

John Roberts Quotes

The right that was protected in the assisted-suicide case was the right of the people through their legislatures to articulate their own views on the policies that should apply in those cases of terminating life, and not to have the court interfering in those policy decisions, ... That's an important right.
John Roberts
#People

This body and legislative bodies in the states are protectors of the people's rights, ... Legislators have the right to protect the rights of the people as much as courts.
John Roberts
#Body

Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land, ... It's a little more than settled.
John Roberts
#Land

I think if you've looked at what I've done since I took the judicial oath, that should convince you that I'm not an ideologue.
John Roberts
#Convince

Over 35 percent of our customers run Microsoft Windows Server.
John Roberts
#Customers

The defense has been very good. We have had good defense in past seasons, but it seems like they really work together more than others. They know where each other are going to be on the field.
John Roberts
#Defense

He's a man of integrity and fairness and throughout his life he's inspired the respect and loyalty of others.
John Roberts
#Integrity

We must evaluate not only his qualifications, but also his ability to keep an open mind, his sensitivity to the concerns of all Americans and their right to equal protection under the laws; not only his intellectual capacity, but his judgment and wisdom; not only his achievements, but his fairness and his courage to stand up to the other branches of government when they infringe on the rights and liberties of our citizens.
John Roberts
#Ability

Our only hope is that Congress will continue to do what is does best - nothing.
John Roberts
#Congress

The right to privacy is protected under the Constitution in various ways,
John Roberts
#Constitution

[National Gay and Lesbian Task Force policy director Eleanor Acheson called the vote] beyond disappointing – it is astounding ... dozens upon dozens of legitimate questions.
John Roberts
#Force

We continue to believe that Roe was wrongly decided and should be overruled. .... The court's conclusions in Roe that there is a fundamental right to an abortion and that government has no compelling interest in protecting prenatal human life throughout pregnancy find no support in ... the Constitution.
John Roberts
#Believe

The argument of 'We're bigger' is becoming less credible as the open-source movement takes hold. Using your financial might as the basis for justifying your value proposition is not going to withstand this shift.
John Roberts
#Argument

Dr. Zhivago' and 'North by Northwest.
John Roberts
#North

You get ideas coming from all different perspectives. It gives the software a certain [user] friendliness.
John Roberts
#Ideas

She will say what people want to hear in order to win. That's her history. She is just a craven, cynical, hypocritical politician.
John Roberts
#History

I will be vigilant to protect the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court. I will work to ensure that it upholds the rule of law and safeguards those liberties that make this land one of endless possibilities for all Americans.
John Roberts
#Independence

Again, it is the obligation of the courts to decide particular cases, ... Often that means acting on the side of justice as we understand it, enforcing the Bill of Rights, enforcing the equal protection clause.
John Roberts
#Acting And Actors

a judge's judicial work is not influenced...by his sense, sharp or vague, of where justice lies in respect to the great issues of his time.
John Roberts
#Justice

[The law] does, by its terms, impose a duty on the president, ... The nature of the duty is admittedly very vague.
John Roberts
#Duty

One reason people admire justice Jackson so much is that although he had strong views as attorney general, he recognized when he became a member of the Supreme Court that his job had changed, and he was not the president's lawyer,
John Roberts
#Justice

Leaving CBS News will be difficult _ no question. The ache of anxious anticipation has been gnawing away at me for some time now. It's not just the thought of leaving behind the comfort of familiar surroundings. It's about the many colleagues around the world whom I have come to call friends.
John Roberts
#Anticipation

Many of the conservative policies pursued by the (Justice) Department, such as the decisions not to seek (school) busing or hiring quotas ... have not been formalized in any way and could be instantly reversed when a new administration took office, ... It makes eminent sense to pursue legislation to guarantee that our policies cannot be easily undone.
John Roberts
#Conservative

[Giving away software isn't your typical path for a venture-capital-backed startup. But Roberts & Co., are smack in the middle of the next frontier of the open-source movement: business applications.] No one had funded an open-source application company at that point -- it was all infrastructure, ... We broke a glass ceiling.
John Roberts
#Giving

Our only hope is that Congress will continue to do what is does best - nothing,
John Roberts
#Congress

be vigilant to protect the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court, and I will work to ensure that it upholds the rule of law and safeguards those liberties that make this land one of endless possibilities for all Americans.
John Roberts
#Independence

No, I don't think there is. Sometimes it's hard to give meaning to a constitutional term in a particular case. But you don't look to your own values and beliefs. You look outside yourself to other sources. This is the basis for ? you know, judges wear black robes because it doesn't matter who they are as individuals. That's not going to shape their decision. It's their understanding of the law that will shape their decision.
John Roberts
#Meaning

someone who can't be trusted to take Planned Parenthood's position on abortion.
John Roberts
#Abortion

If the Constitution says that the little guy should win, the little guy's going to win in court before me, ... But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well, then the big guy's going to win.
John Roberts
#Constitution

[This statement is patently absurd on its face. MALDEF seeks to equate its own controversial political agenda with] justice for Latinos. ... Without a doubt, skyrocketing litigation costs have come at the expense of programs that should be helping needy and needful Americans.
John Roberts
#Justice