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" As a judge, I hire four law clerks each year. I look for the best. "
" My law clerks come from diverse backgrounds and points of view. "
" When people ask what it's like to be an only child, I say it depends on who your parents are. I was lucky. "
" Having seen first-hand how complex and difficult the job is, I believe it vital that the president be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible. "
" A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. "
" If the president does something dastardly, the impeachment process is available. "
" However much we might sympathize or agree with EPA's policy objectives, EPA may act only within the boundaries of its statutory authority. "
" Whether the Constitution allows indictment of a sitting president is debatable. "
" I believe that the president should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office. This is not something I necessarily thought in the 1980s or 1990s. Like many Americans at that time, I believed that the president should be required to shoulder the same obligations that we all carry. "
" A court's assessment of an agency's compliance with statutory limits does not depend on whether the agency's policy is good or whether the agency's intentions are laudatory. "
" A ban on a class of arms is not an 'incidental' regulation. It is equivalent to a ban on a category of speech. "
" The motto of my Jesuit high school was 'Men for others.' I've tried to live that creed. "
" The nation certainly would have been better off if President Clinton could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots. "
" There is no meaningful or persuasive constitutional distinction between semiautomatic handguns and semiautomatic rifles. "
" With respect to the legal justifications or the policies relating to the treatment of detainees, I was not aware of any issues on that or the legal memos that subsequently came out until the summer, sometime in 2004, when there started to be news reports on that. "
" We should not burden a sitting president with civil suits, criminal investigations, or criminal prosecutions. "
" I thank God every day for my family. "
" I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants. "
" The Senate should consider a rule ensuring that every judicial nominee receives a vote by the Senate within 180 days of being nominated by the president. "
" My wife, Ashley, is a West Texan, a graduate of Abilene Cooper Public High School and the University of Texas. "
" My dad went to law school at night while working full-time. He has an unparalleled work ethic and has passed down to me his passion for playing and watching sports. I love him dearly. "
" I am proud that a majority of my law clerks have been women. "
" There is one kind of judge. There is an independent judge under our Constitution. "
" If confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully. That would be binding precedent of the court. It's been decided by the Supreme Court. "
" The law does not allow the FTC to just snap its fingers and temporarily block a merger. "
" The task of dealing with global warming is urgent and important. "
" I am part of the vibrant Catholic community in the D.C. area. The members of that community disagree about many things, but we are united by a commitment to serve. "
" Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses. "
" A president who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is almost inevitably going to do a worse job as president. "
" I think justices of all stripes agree that stare decisis is important, but not an inextricable command. It's not inflexible; it's not absolute. "
" My mom was a teacher. In the 1960s and '70s, she taught history at two largely African American public high schools in Washington, D.C. - McKinley Tech and H.D. Woodson. Her example taught me the importance of equality for all Americans. "