I mean those people who are interested in good government will certainly contribute in order to make certain there's some counter-balance to those whose interests in good government is less.
I think it shows that if you have one group of people doing it, you'll get another group of people doing it.
It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.
People have to be educated and they have to stick to it. If people lose that respect, an awful lot is lost.
You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts, but the law that affects people, the trials that affect human beings are by and large in the state courts.
And the problem is once you get into this campaign business and begin to have a lot of money, then the person on the bench begins to think - what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way?
Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
Ultimately, the question of campaign contributions will be decided by the public.
We can speak about the institution, but ultimately the bar is the group that both is in touch with the public on the one hand and understands the judicial institution on the other.
We are selected, but I grew up in California and in San Francisco and there was a system of electing judges.
You can have many different selection systems, but the bottom line has to be a system that, once the judge takes office that judge will feel that he or she is to decide the case without reference to the popular thing or the popular will of the moment.
At least there's a political input, but when you put on the robe, at that point the politics is over.
Well, just that there would be somebody in the office and the voters - it was more or less an understanding in the entire community, as long as that person was doing a good job on the merits, nobody was going to run against him.
It's important to every American that the law protect his or her basic liberty.
To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration of justice and protection of liberty.