An example of the danger when there is no moral compass except the law, using the law as a means to an amoral end is the same sociopathy as Bill Clinton’s infamous comment about his sordid affair with an employee, “I did it because I could.” Justice is not blind; lawyers take cases which they believe they can win…regardless the cause is good or bad.
On the other hand, if a lawyer is to make a moral judgment, which moral code do they use when they have already allowed the Ten Commandments to be torn down?
The brilliant Neal Katyal, as former acting solicitor general of the United States during the Obama administration he successfully argued cases before the Supreme Court, and he successfully sued the United States on behalf of Al Qaida terrorists, has filed suit with questionable standing on behalf of the state of Hawaii against the Trump administration, seeking to block the president’s latest executive order on immigration. Hawaii has received only a handful of refugees. Also, Katyal wrote a NYT op-ed supporting Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It is wonderful to be able to think with an open mind, to be able to consider all of the possibilities, but gravity cannot be suspended by a court. A purely secular state and legal system is not practical.