court of justice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n court of justice a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
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Quotations

  • Clarence Darrow
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    “There is no such thing as justice, in or out of court.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice.”
  • Albert Einstein
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    “Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.”

Usage

In literature:

The nine justices of the Supreme Court, clothed in their black robes, walk out on the platform first, followed by the President-elect.
"Our Holidays" by Various
You a lawyer, and yet talk of justice in a Court of Equity!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, August 21, 1841" by Various
In England, there is no danger of arbitrary rules, to gratify the impatience of the court, or to stifle justice.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
A court may consist of a single judge or justice, or of a number of judges acting together.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
His son, of the same name, was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the state.
"Scotland's Mark on America" by George Fraser Black
All inhabitants of the Transvaal shall have free access to the Courts of Justice for the protection and defence of their rights.
"A Century of Wrong" by F. W. Reitz
She never thought of appeal to courts, for Colonel Cresswell was Justice of the Peace and his son was bailiff.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
A high court of justice was organized for the trial, consisting of two chambers, the one ecclesiastical, the other secular.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
In cities there are also courts of justice other than those which are established by the constitution or general laws of the state.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
The Chief Justice while presiding over the Supreme Court at Washington took the several Justices of the Court for a run down Chesapeake Bay.
"More Toasts"
The great court of justice consists of twelve judges, besides a number of inferior officers, councillors, and solicitors.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 11" by Robert Kerr
He at once repaired to Jacksonville and presented himself before a justice of the Supreme Court for license to practice law.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
Scarcely had Douglas settled as Secretary of State, when he resigned the office to become Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
The last measure which I consider necessary to the prosperity of this colony is a radical reform in the courts of justice.
"Statistical, Historical and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements in Van Diemen's Land" by William Charles Wentworth
Would not an English court of justice speedily teach him better?
"Collected Essays, Volume V" by T. H. Huxley
The Honorable Nathan Crosby was appointed justice of the police court in 1846, and still continues in office.
"Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884" by Various
With this view they have instituted this High Court of Justice, before which you are summoned this day.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
If they come into a court of justice against him, their lives won't be worth a traneen.
"Fardorougha, The Miser The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
In a court of justice previous character counts for much.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
I must ask you not to jest with me in the sacredly respectable precincts of a Court of Justice.
"The Tables Turned or, Nupkins Awakened. A Socialist Interlude" by William Morris
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In poetry:

Adam. My sovereign Lord, so great
Is irresistible, terrific, just,
Gracious, benign, indulgent,
Divine, unspotted, holy, loving, good,
In justice most revered,
Ancient of days, in his sublimest court.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 2. " by William Cowper
Now the Devil, saith report,
Once would hold a justice court,
He'd a notion for trying his hand,
He sent constables from hell
And they did their duty well,
For they cribb'd all the cadgers of the land.
"The Devil's Court. A Fragment." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

The Irish court asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for clarity on the matter when it rejected an attempt earlier this year to force a referendum on.
Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor participate in a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, as congress gears up to confirm Sotomayor as America's first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.
US District Court Judge Lance Africk on Friday ordered Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and the US Department of Justice submit a "proposed interim consent judgment," according to court documents.
As a longtime student of the US Supreme Court, I am not a great fan of Chief Justice John Roberts.
S upreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says her colleague Antonin Scalia deserves a lot of credit for getting the high court to divine what laws mean by focusing on the words Congress used.
Justice Nelda Rodriguez keeps 13th Court of Appeals Place 4 seat.
In one of the most watched Supreme Court cases in decades, the justices will decide if all or part of the Affordable Care Act, AKA "Obamacare," is unconstitutional.
(CBS News) Discord at the Supreme Court is deep and personal after Chief Justice John Roberts' surprise decision to side with the liberal justices in upholding a large portion of the president's health care plan.
At the Supreme Court last week, the justices considered the rights of an Ohio death row inmate, Sean Carter, who challenged his conviction in federal court, but who is mentally incompetent and cannot assist in his own legal defense.
Supreme Court justices may have decided the first day of arguments over the national health care law that it was necessary to get "technicalities" out of the way.
Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she regrets that some of her decisions "are being dismantled " by the current Supreme Court.
View full size Noah Addis/For The Star-Ledger Ryan Krieger, 28, was charged in federal court in Newark with distributing heroin and obstruction of justice, US Attorney Paul Fishman, seen left in this file photo, said.
NORWICH – Supreme Court Justice Kevin M Dowd is announcing his candidacy for re-election to the position of New York State Supreme Court Justice in the Sixth Judicial District.
Research scientists hit out on Wednesday at a European Court of Justice (ECJ) case they say could block development of embryonic stem cell-based therapies in Europe.
Dan Rodricks interviewed Stephen Breyer this week on his radio show and reports on the Supreme Court justice's efforts to explain the workings of the court to the public.
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