The judicial process is that technique by which coherent direction of thought on the basic principles of social rights and duties is made available for judicial officers. It is the duty of such officers diligently to seek out the rules which must be used as the bases of judgment. The sources from which they must seek help are as wide and varied as the sum total of past and present human experience.
Lee E. Skeel, The Judicial Process, 9 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 182 (1960)