John T. Noonan Jr.
a 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.
- 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