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A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst. “Many Americans look at some miserable dictator and the first question is: Well, how can we get rid of this guy? That should be your second question. Your first question is: Why is that guy there?”Christopher R. Hill, assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs In a speech titled, “The Ethics of Diplomacy: Conscience and Pragmatism in Foreign Affairs” Jan. 30, 2008, Johnson Chapel  

Verbatim

A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst. “When judges overstep their role and interpret the Constitution broadly or stretch the meaning of statutes to favor policy outcomes, they act outside of the very laws that they must uphold.”Chief Judge John Mercer Walker Jr. of the Second Federal Circuit Court in New York, in a talk on whether judges themselves can violate the Constitution. Part of the Colloquium on the American Founding. Sept. 29, 2007, Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons.