Griffin Boyette Bell was the 72nd Attorney General of the United States and previously was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
|An attorney general has to stand up [to the President], and sometimes he will be replaced.||Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership|
|Being Attorney General is a lot better than being a judge. You can get something done. If you have an idea, you’ve got thousands of people you can put to work on the idea.||Management & Managing Government|
|If we [Federal judges] would have had to run for election in the South in the 1960's we would have had a new set of judges every year.||Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement|
|There are over 100 law enforcement agencies in the Federal government. A few years ago the House had a hearing on this and they couldn’t find all of them.||Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement|
|You have to be careful about reform. If you can't trust the system weren't bad shape.||Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers|
|You’ve got to have safeguards [on law enforcement authorities] if we’re going to continue to have the freedom we’ve had for the past 200 years.||Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement|
|You're either in a conflict or you're not in a conflict.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|