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Rose Elizabeth Bird
(1936-1999) born on
Nov 02
US justice. She was the first woman chief justice of California.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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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