quote by Edwin Edwards

People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true! I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors!

— Edwin Edwards

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The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author.

There have been high crimes and misdemeanors, but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress, not the president.

Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments.

I was a prosecutor in Brooklyn in the homicide division and then as a senior assistant district attorney.

I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt.

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work.

Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.

A grand jury hears only one side - that of the prosecutor

When we talk about justice in America we're really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers.

I've never seen a prosecutor hold a press conference to discredit the victim.

My job as a prosecutor is to do justice.

And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not.

The function of the prosecutor under the federal Constitution is not to tack as many skins of victims as possible against the wall. His function is to vindicate the rights of the people as expressed in the laws and give those accused of crime a fair trial.

I wanted to be a prosecutor - a criminal lawyer - because there's nowhere where the stakes are higher, where you can wake up every day and believe in what you're doing.

I remember when I was prosecutor we had truancy and curfew issues and we made a refrigerator magnet, and that was hot with parents. They loved putting it up on the wall and saying, you know, if you don't follow these rules, you could get prosecuted.

My heart and passion has always been to reform the criminal justice system.

I want to be a public servant, and I wanted to be a prosecutor because I felt it was the best way forward.

Normally a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich if a prosecutor asks it to.

As to whether I will ever get out, it will obviously take some large measures of public opinion because the judiciary system of America is totally interlaced with bureaucratic influences that perpetuate FBI control over judges, prosecutors and court proceedings.

You can be a career professional as a judge, a prosecutor, sometimes as a defense attorney, and never insist on fairness and justice. That's tragic and that's what we have to change.

I was prosecutor for 18 years. I was threatened by drug dealers, murders, and organized crime. This was a walk in the park.

When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material, we hold, it is ordinarily incumbent on the state to set the record straight.

I think the International Criminal Court could be a threat to American security interests, because the prosecutor of the court has enormous discretion in going after war crimes.

Prosecutors say my father was the biggest crime boss in the nation.

.. If you really want to know what John Gotti was like, you need to talk to my family. We lived this life.

I am a prosecutor in my bones. When I see something, I immediately go to: how is this going to affect a child?

A single zealot may commence prosecutor, and better men be his victims.

We can speculate on what's likely, but what's needed is an investigation.

And speculation is no substitute for facts. As a former prosecutor, I prosecuted antitrust cases civilly. And I can say that antitrust investigations merit searching, penetrating scrutiny and investigation. That's what we need here.

Has the international criminal court avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza due to political pressure. The answer is an unequivocal “no”. As prosecutor of the ICC, I reject any suggestion of this in the strongest terms.

It's not a cost of doing business when the corporation executives go to jail, and that's why they fight so hard to make sure the prosecutors' budget are very limited and that the campaign cash-greased lawmakers keep defending them against being held accountable.

If prosecutors in the state of Utah continue on the path they are on in seeking us out, I hate to tell you what might happen. To put it bluntly - the mountains could come down upon them. I think they are going to get shook up. I think we are in store for a lot of things if we don't reprent and return to the way of God.

I was a prosecutor and an FBI agent for many, many years.

In lieu of those checks and balances central to our legal system, non-citizens face an executive that is now investigator, prosecutor, judge, jury and jailer or executioner. In an Orwellian twist, Bush's order calls this Soviet-style abomination 'a full and fair trial.'

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie.

Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER.

In 1995, Russia virtually gave Chechnya de facto statehood and independence even though, de jure, it didn't recognize Chechnya as an independent state. And I would like to emphasize strongly that Russia withdrew all of its troops, we moved the prosecutors, we moved all the police, dismantled all the courts, completely, 100 percent.

I'm going to have a special prosecutor.

We're going to enforce the trade deals we have, and we're going to hold people accountable.

Nobody supposes that doctors are less virtuous than judges;

but a judge whose salary and reputation depended on whether the verdict was for plaintiff or defendant, prosecutor or prisoner, would be as little trusted as a general in the pay of the enemy.

I don't think most of my opinions, political or social, are so far outside of the mainstream that they'd cause massive outrage on a scale liable to provoke death threats or referrals to prosecutors for outraging public decency, so why worry?

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