Comment: yes, by all means,

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yes, by all means,

educate yourself on the law in your jurisdiction...the law isn't there for one side or the other. It is what it is, for the time being at least.

And, if you are going to court with the idea in mind that you are arguing for a change of the law - keep in mind that is really not going to happen at the trial court level. At trial court level, the judges have on one hand a lot of discretion in how they interpret facts, witness credibility, etc., but they will almost always, to a fault, follow the current caselaw if it is presented to them.

So, if you're arguing for a change, expect to lose at the trial court level. Then you get to appellate court - where you still have to battle the strong policy against overturning stare decisis (the rule of respecting precedent). some constitutional issues can only truly be addressed at the state or us supreme court level therefore, and then you are not necessarily going to be heard - they don't hear all cases, reject most of them, and in general if it has been settled before, they're not going to be terribly interested in settling it again.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein