Legal Quotes — What Some Scholars Thought About Appeals

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In the vast spectrum of legal quotes, phrases regarding appeals can be just as humorous, impassioned and as biting as the rest. Below is a selection of quotations that exemplify just that. After discovering what some scholars thought about appeals, leave a comment and sum up the appellate world in your own words.

 

“Appeal: In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.”
–Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

“An Appeal…is when you ask one court to show contempt for another court.”
–Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)

“Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.”
–Truman Capote (1924-1984)