“The role of the court is to apply law to the facts of the case before it… not to legislate, not to arrogate to itself the executive power, not to hand down advisory opinion on the issues of the day.” – Merrick Garland, Dec. 1, 1995 at Garland’s confirmation to U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Like Garland expresses, it has always been my conception that the legal system combines the best of humanity’s judgement with pre-established laws. While laws can change and amendments exist for these circumstances, courts must aim to fairly apply the law to each case.

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