Justice Elena Kagan

It seems like we’re all working hard. It’s not like we’re playing golf on Wednesday afternoons.

– Justice Elena Kagan, in remarks delivered at Harvard Law School this past Friday to the National Association of Women Judges.

(A second Quote of the Day, from a circuit judge who feeds clerks to Justice Kagan, after the jump.)

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III

Restraint has much to commend it as a judicial value, not least of which is that it extends the hand of tolerance and respect to those whose views we may not share, but whose citizenship we do share and whose love of family, community and country burns no less brightly than our own.

– Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, extolling the virtues of judicial restraint in an interesting and evenhanded New York Times op-ed piece.

Kagan: Court ‘working hard’ despite fewer cases [Associated Press via ABA Journal]
Cry, the Beloved Constitution [New York Times]


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