Verbatim: Apr. 11, 2005

"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...

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