Irving Robert Kaufman

Irving Robert
Kaufman
1910
1992

American Federal Judge

Author Quotes

No other profession is subject to the public contempt and derision that sometimes befalls lawyers; the bitter fruit of public incomprehension of the law itself and its dynamics.

The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.

The [Supreme] Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.

Author Picture
First Name
Irving Robert
Last Name
Kaufman
Birth Date
1910
Death Date
1992
Bio

American Federal Judge