It's not often that you look to the usually dull world of the judiciary for great quotes, but sometimes you get surprised. In this case however, the person in question is no surprise.
And in this case it's Chief Justice John Roberts who comes through with what we'll call the "quote of the week" in the course of his questions for Solicitor General Elena Kagan during the Court's hearing on a key campaign finance / free speech case this week, (Citizens United vs. the FEC).
Roberts was aggressively questioning whether restrictions on corporate and union campaign spending infringed on the First Amendment right to free speech...and not getting a satisfactory answer from the Solicitor, which caused him to state:
"We don't put our First Amendment rights in the hands of FEC bureaucrats."
Of course, something as dull to most people as a case about campaign finance law is certain to be drowned out by the goings on around health care this week, so all the more reason to highlight Mr. Roberts.
Here's hoping that, (with the replacement of O'Connor w/Alito), they can get McCain-Feingold overturned.
"Quote of the week" runner-up? "You lied" - Joe Wilson (R-SC)