Alan Dershowitz Quotes

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Alan Dershowitz Quotes

I dont think the law exists to arrive at the truth. If it did, we wouldnt have exclusionary rules, we wouldnt have presumptions of innocence, we wouldnt have proof beyond reasonable doubt. Theres an enormous difference between the role of truth in law and the role of truth in science. In law, truth is one among many goals.
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You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist, Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that.

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It's never acceptable to target civilians. It violates the Geneva Accords, it violates the international law of war and it violates all principles of morality.

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Every lawsuit results from somebody doing something wrong. If everybody did right, we wouldn't need laws.

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The vast majority of gun owners don't kill, but people who do kill, tend to kill with guns, and often with illegal guns.

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Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.

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I love the Bible.

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Doing something because God has said to do it does not make a person moral: it merely tells us that person is a prudential believer, akin to the person who obeys the command of an all-powerful secular king.

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I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.

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Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.

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Censorship laws are blunt instruments, not sharp scalpels. Once enacted, they are easily misapplied to merely unpopular or only marginally dangerous speech.

— Alan Dershowitz

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