Law must equal in sophistication those dilemmas it purports to resolve. Complex technologies entail bewildering causal relationships that defy simplistic efforts to achieve fairness. As the fruits of medicine, science and engineering grow less intuitive, the implementation of justice demands enhanced understanding which transcends legal precedent.
The coming era will present legal issues demanding solutions of greater ingenuity than any of the past. Ancient principles of common law often fail to apply when issues of modern intricacy are adjudicated. Our constitution, laws and treaties must be applied in order that we may equitably confront that which our inspired forefathers could not divine.
The sagacity to realize this goal must come not from our scientists or industrialists, but rather from those who pass and administer our laws. The wisdom demanded by this task will derive from reason enlightened by sophisticated advocacy.