The Importance of Law
In this article, we will discuss the importance of law, Rules that govern the conduct of people and govern society. These Rules are derived from broad and comprehensive principles and are enforced by the courts. They give people equal protection under the law, as well as the right to pursue justice in all areas. However, there is a great deal more to law than meets the eye. Here are a few examples of law. And, finally, let’s take a look at the role of the legal profession in society.
Rules enforced by government
While much of government regulation has no express legislative origin, rules have steadily gained precision and delicacy through judicial decisions. In many cases, these decisions declared principles of right handed down to us from time immemorial. Judicial quasi-legislation has emerged as the most effective mechanism to improve traditional rules. But how do we know judicial quasi-legislation is the best mechanism for enhancing the traditional rules?
Courts’ power to create new law
Although the United States Constitution grants the Supreme Court the exclusive power to make laws, that power is limited to cases and controversy. John Jay clarified this early in history when he declined to advise President George Washington on the constitutionality of a foreign policy decision. Today, the Supreme Court only hears cases and issues rulings that pertain to specific topics. Because this power is limited, the Justices must exercise considerable discretion in deciding which cases to hear.