"Despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the Legislative and Executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people--our Constitution."
STANLEY BIRCH, a conservative judge in Atlanta's federal appeals court, rebuking the President and Congress for behaving like "activist judges" in intervening in the Terri Schiavo case
"It could have been a Bible, an A.C.L.U. policy guide, Mein Kampf, whatever. You just can't bring something in that hasn't been admitted into evidence by a judge."
RONALD CHEN, Rutgers University law professor, explaining why the Colorado Supreme Court reduced convicted murderer...