Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 3:05 AM

"He told us he'd taken a couple of souls and he had more souls to take." — Lancaster, Texas, police Lt. Michael Smith about former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, who is on trial for allegedly gunning down death two men — including "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle — at a shooting range.


"We hope other probate judges will look at this and see they too could soon be a defendant in a lawsuit if they don't start treating everybody equally." — Randall Marshall, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, on a federal judge who overturned the state's gay-marriage ban, allowing same-sex couples to wed.


"Congressional authority is of no value if the president isn't willing to act decisively." — Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on President Barack Obama's legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters.