Just got back from serving as a ‘judge’ for my alma mater’s Moot Court program. What a great experience to come back to the school after nearly 15 years. I just hope these young legal minds do not become cynical, as I have.

What is it that we do to destroy the idealism and creativity of our young members of society?   One could tell that these students have a legitimate interest in the law, want to seek the promises of the Constitution fulfilled, and seem to really believe they can make a difference in the world.  The reality check is that much of the law has to do with acknowledging the biases of certain bench officers (and trying to play up to the same), many judges are not apolitical as promised, and political correctness gets in the way of both liberal and conservative views of the Constitution.  Will it ever be different?  Maybe this is just a matter of simple legal existentialism.

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