John T. Noonan Jr.

United States Circuit Judge

John T. Noonan, Jr. (born October 24, 1926 – April 17, 2017) is a Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

John T. Noonan Jr.



Bribes 1984

  • The core of the concept of a bribe is an inducement improperly influencing the performance of a public function meant to be gratuitously exercised.
    • Introduction, p. xi
  • In ancient Israel and Rome the judge had appeared as a stand-in for the divine, and corruption was a blinding of the representative of the divine.
    • Part I, Chapter 4, p. 88
  • Morals are concerned with what aids or impedes the fulfillment of basic human needs.
    • Part V, Chapter 21, p. 692
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