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  • n  a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
  • n  a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

  • What those decisions offer is a portrait of a moderately liberal jurist, one who may disappoint activists on the left who were hoping that Obama would choose a two-fisted .
  • Reagan had put forward the nation's leading conservative jurist in the hope of tilting a closely divided court sharply rightward for the next generation.
  • Why would a respected jurist like Gabel, 76, jeopardize her 16 years on the bench for a job for her daughter? Why would Myerson -- a successful and well-to-do former Miss America .

  • Mitch McConnell in Christian Science Monitor
    We will thoroughly examine her record to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law evenhandedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences,said Republican Senate leader Mitch...
  • Jeff Sessions in Click e-News (blog)
    He also said the issue raised "questions of whether Dean Kagan would be able to serve all Americans as a responsible, impartial jurist, or whether she would bring her ideological agenda to the bench and attempt to get around the Constitution and the...
  • John Paul Stevens in Washington Post
    I have known Justice Santosh Hegde for a long time. He is an eminent jurist for whom all of us have great respect. As Lokayukta of Karnataka, if he has certain concerns, I am sure the state government will address them earnestly. I appeal to him to... LK Advani http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lal_Krishna_Advani&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHjrGuscylMGBZnAHhoRj05FbmgXQ IBNLive.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://ibnlive.in.com/news/advani-urges-hegde-to-withdraw-resgination/125900-37-64.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE2tfp1-PZtvjNvs8eVomPTuKqE8Q Jul 3, 2010 55169 72984 juror Stevens noted that in this case, the juror struck for cause was not even an opponent of the death penalty."

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