It is the judiciary’s job to apply the law as set by Parliament … this Government was elected on this sentencing policy. Judges are appointed to apply it. The Chief Justice’s speech does not represent Government policy in any way, shape or form.
— Simon Power, Minister of Justice, 17 July 2009.
Read the Chief Justiceâ€™s speech before you judge it.
— Lianne Dalziel, Labour Justice Spokesperson, 18 July 2009.
Lawyers should read proposals before criticising.
— Simon Power, Minister of Justice, 24 July 2009.
You can’t judge an apple by looking at the tree
You can’t judge honey by looking at the bee
You can’t judge a sister by looking at the brother
You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover
— Willie Dixon, 1962.