"Open and Shut"

A collection of notable quotations
Open and Shut
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AP Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast

“I too take offense when people make these kinds of claims, but I take offense when someone I’m dating makes a claim that’s not true.”

— Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on harm of falsified speech during oral argument in the Stolen Valor case.

“If balloon deflation is dangerous or unsafe we would hope it would be done away from the public and outside of midtown Manhattan.”

—  Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel for National Press Photographers Association, in a letter to the New York Police Department, on NYPD officers’ statements that two photographers could not enter a particular area during their coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

“Whenever journalists are arrested/detained for reporting the news, everyone’s freedom is at risk. That is what frightens me the most. #oo”

—  Kristin Hanes, reporter for KGO, on being arrested while covering Occupy Oakland (via Twitter).

 “So maybe we allow a certain amount of puffing in political speech as well.”

— Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during oral argument in the Stolen Valor case.

AP Photo by Jay LaPrete

“You should know, I don’t read newspapers in the state of Ohio. Very rarely do I read a newspaper.”

—  Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a speech delivered in November at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

“Well, there’s a bare buttock there, and there’s a bare buttock here. And there may be more that I hadn’t seen.”

—  Attorney Seth Waxman, who was representing ABC, at oral argument in FCC v. Fox Broadcasting Co., pointing out nudity in the friezes adorning the walls of the Supreme Court.