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The Federalist Society is an organization of practicing attorneys, law professors and students dedicated to bringing conservative and libertarian ideas into law schools and the organized bar. The student and lawyer chapters sponsor debates, speeches and symposia across the country to advance the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of powers between the branches and levels of government must be preserved and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
The Federalist No. 78
“The Courts must declare the sense of the law; and if they should be disposed to exercise WILL instead of JUDGMENT, the consequences would be the substitution of their pleasure for that of the legislative body.”