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Letter "J" » John Paul Stevens Quotes
«Our love cannot be measured, it just is.»
«One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.»
«Although it may not be a castle, [it is the] functional equivalent of a hotel room, a vacation and retirement home or a hunting and fishing cabin.»
Author: John Paul Stevens
, hotel room
, The Cabin
«It is not our job to apply laws that have not yet been written.»
«The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion.»
«They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade.»
«When the commission finds that a pig has entered the parlor, the exercise of its regulatory power does not depend on proof that the pig is obscene.»
«Just as the right to speak and the right to refrain from speaking are complementary components of a broader concept of individual freedom of mind, so also the individual's freedom to choose his own creed is the counterpart of his right to refrain from accepting the creed established by the majority.»
«always allowed local policy-makers wide latitude in determining how best to achieve legitimate public goals.»
«the essence of the game has been shot-making.»