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Born: 1956-06-10
Profession: Lawyer
Nation: American
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You watch the Supreme Court in action on these cases, and they are a conflicted court. However, when it comes to speech issues generally, the court has been protective.

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The court has said you are entitled to robust speech on public sidewalks, even insulting speech.

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As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour, but I don't.

Tags: Lawyer, Legal, Private

As I read, my suspicion that Jesus might really be the Messiah was confirmed.

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I don't think anybody has that crystal ball but the president.

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I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.

Tags: Legal, Pay, Tell

If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality, remeber that legislation IS morality.

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Our public schools began as ministries of the church; now it is time to return them to the Lord.

Tags: Lord, Public, Time

The Pledge clearly acknowledges the fact that our freedoms in this country come from God, not government.

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We've been following Judge Alito's career over the last 15 years, while he's been on the Court of Appeals.

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What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive.

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Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago.

Tags: Act, Actually, Finance

I do not mean that you could continue to do this with propriety or even with safety; I merely assert that the power is, in point of fact, in your hands. And for such a power, what a responsibility to God and man!

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I think the court will determine that the Faith-Based Initiative that the White House has instituted in the last five years is constitutional, in the context of allowing for broad-based programs to include religious providers.

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If you look at Griswold, what you can see is the first time the Court recognized the right to privacy, which ends up becoming ultimately the right to abortion.

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It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage. We of the North have hitherto acquiesced in it, lest, in the endeavor to redress it in violation of the Constitution, greater evils might ensue.

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It's now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay.

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Our enemies, like the Grecian hero, have one vulnerable point. You have not touched it yet. What should have been their element of weakness has been suffered to remain an element of strength.

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So we need the same strategy, we need young, aggressive judges to be appointed, and that's what the President has done, but getting them through is the challenge.

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The president does not have any obligation to make a consensus appointment here. What the president's obligation is, is to pick a judicial conservative, and I believe that's what he's gonna do.

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The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy - a philosophy that represents mainstream America.

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They're all focusing on how John Roberts is going to decide Roe v. Wade. That isn't even the right question. I don't even know of a case in the (court) system that addresses it.

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This is the most historic moment in Supreme Court history in our lifetime, no question about it. These are justices who are going to serve for decades.

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We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time. But if we fail to do this, then unless we intend hereafter to violate the Constitution, we shall have a fugitive slave law in operation whenever the war is over.

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We've got another nominee coming up, well qualified, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owens has a tremendous reputation, tremendous record, but they are already marshalling their forces to try to stop that nomination.

Tags: Another, Justice, Try

You are the first President to whom the opportunity was ever offered constitutionally to inaugurate such a day. If you fail us now, you may be the last.

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I think we have played like a playoff team for some time. We can still do better. The key thing right now is to look forward, not behind you.

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We've played with a lot of confidence and that's been the key so far. Hopefully, we can take more confidence into the playoffs.

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You keep shooting. You hope it goes in, and you smile.

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When I was a kid, I remember playing hockey outside and whenever you did, you thought about playing for Finland vs. Sweden. That's just the way it was.

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As a novelist, I ask of myself only that I tell the truth and that I tell it beautifully.

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As a writer, one is obliged to release her words, to let them live in the world on their own.

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Every Christmas, all around Ghana, there are tons of these parties and they are full of everything that exists in human life in Ghana and worldwide.

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I consider myself West African, among other cultural identities, and a writer, among other creative ones.

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I was four when I announced my ambition to write, eight when I began publishing such claims.

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I write essays to clear my mind. I write fiction to open my heart.

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I wrote fiction during my entire childhood, from age 4 to 18, and started writing plays when I went to Yale and Oxford.

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I've written fiction for as long as I can remember; it's always been my preferred form of play.

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The summer I finished my first novel 'Ghana Must Go,' I drove across west Africa: from Accra to Lome to Cotonou to the deliciously named Ouagadougou.

Tags: Africa, Novel, Summer

The thing that comes most frequently to me on yoga retreats is excruciating pain in my hips.

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The writer presents himself to the blank page not with an open passport but an open heart.

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When writing screenplays, it's a matter of remembering to leave off the page anything and everything that doesn't appear on the screen.

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As a young woman, I had been seeking experience, knowledge, truth, the stuff writers need in their work, but when the artist actually kicked in, I came to understand that in this romantic relationship I was not free to be myself, or to find myself, in order to begin the true work I needed to do.

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Being a twin, and being my sister's twin, is such a defining part of my life that I wouldn't know how to be who I am, including a writer, without that being somehow at the centre.

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I live in Rome and five minutes from my flat is a church where you can walk in and see this beautiful Caravaggio. Just the way this man uses dark paint: dark to create dark to create dark, the layering of the darkness in his work. I just race home: I want to create!

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I read recently that the problem with stereotypes isn't that they are inaccurate, but that they're incomplete. And this captures perfectly what I think about contemporary African literature. The problem isn't that it's inaccurate, it's that it's incomplete.

Tags: Literature, Problem, Read

I'm not sure where I'm from! I was born in London. My father's from Ghana but lives in Saudi Arabia. My mother's Nigerian but lives in Ghana. I grew up in Boston.

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So often, literature about African people is conflated with literature about African politics, as if the state were somehow of greater import or interest than the individual.

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That's what makes writer's block so painful. You think the well has run dry, maybe somewhere in the heavens the tap has been turned off. That's beyond frightening.

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The big ideas always come in flashes. I don't really craft stories that much. I genuinely don't know where these people come from, and I've often wondered if writing is just a socially acceptable form of madness.

Tags: Big, Often, Writing

When I'm working, I'm so narrowly focused on sound, language, rhythm, flow, that I rarely feel the emotion of the text. It's only after - long after - I've finished a piece that I can experience in any way its emotional charge.

Tags: After, Emotional, Experience
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