From the horse's mouth

Reflections on 2012, in the words of some of our more notable public and private figures.

The National Law Journal


I'm a criminal in that movie. Don't they realize that?

— Michael Douglas, of Wall Street types who hero-worship his Gordon Gekko character, toThe New York Times.

Had Marilyn Monroe's film been called 'How to Register a Domestic Partnership with a Millionaire,' it would not have conveyed the same meaning.
— Ninth Circuit, invalidating California's Proposition 8.

It is almost embarrassing to be doing it.
— Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis on accepting support from "super-PACs" in his merit retention race. He and two colleagues beat back Republican-backed efforts to turn them out of office.

Being in the Bible Belt cost my client and her sons $2 million.
— Atlanta attorney Roderick Edmond, who thought a medical malpractice jury awarded less money because the victim suffered a fatal heart attack during adulterous three-way sex.

What people call genocide in my country is just the judicial system in Texas.
— Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as North African despot Admiral General Aladeen, from his movie The Dictator.

I would not.
— Michael Trotter of Atlanta's Taylor English Duma, asked by The New York Times whether he would encourage his grandchildren to go to law school, given the state of the profession.

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