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Role of the Judiciary and the Constitution

While judges may disagree with the law, they must not supplant their personal views for that of the legislature.  Luke's views have been shaped by and are in conformity with Alexander Hamilton's Federal Papers No. 78:

"It can be of no weight to say that the courts, on the pretense of a repugnancy, may substitute their own pleasure to the constitutional intentions of the legislature... The courts must declare the sense of the law; and if they should be disposed to exercise WILL instead of JUDGMENT, the consequence would equally be the substitution of their pleasure to that of the legislative body."

Luke believes justice requires citizens to have a fair opportunity to know the law and not be subjected to the particular whims of any given judge.  Impartiality is a must.  Rare is the occasion that fairness and justice cannot be achieved within the bounds of the existing law.  

Luke will always uphold his oath and be true to the original meaning of the United States Constitution and and use the same approach when applying statutory laws.


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