"The courts must declare the sense of the law; and if they should be disposed to exercise WILL instead of JUDGMENT, the consequence would be the substitution of their pleasure to that of the legislative body." - The Federalist No. 78.
The University of North Dakota School of Law Federalist Society is a group of law students interested in the current state of the legal order. We hold a variety of views and ideologies, but we share a common belief that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
The Society at the University of North Dakota School of Law seeks to promote an awareness of these principles by sponsoring debates and lectures on all topics of the law. It has also created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. We welcome all who are interested in these ideas to participate.
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