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Rose Elizabeth Bird
(1936-1999) born on
Nov 02
US justice. She was the first woman chief justice of California.
         
   
F
We have probed the earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from it, buried things in it . . . . That does not fit my definition of a good tenant. If we were here on a month-to-month basis, we would have been evicted long ago.

R
My role isn't to be politically smart. My role is to do what's right under the constitution. And if that's politically unpopular, so be it.
A
It's always the minorities who aren't a part of the mainstream who define what the limits . . . of the majority are going to be.
N
The judiciary must not take on the coloration of whatever may be popular at the moment. [W]e are guardian of rights, and we have to tell people things they often do not like to hear.
K
It is easy to be popular. It is not easy to be just.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Book of Quotes," by Barbara Rowes, 1979.
R: In "The Nation," 18 Jan 1986.
A: In "The Nation," 18 Jan 1986.
N: In "Boston Globe," 25 Dec 1982.
K: In "Boston Globe," 25 Dec 1982.
   


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