I have decided to attempt a new weekly feature as I continue my law studies. I shall call it Law Quotes out of Context.
Each week, I will provide for your reading pleasure/discomfort/edification/procrastination a quote from a case, casebook or text that I am reading for class that week, devoid of any context whatsoever, aside from perhaps identifying the class for which the reading was assigned.
Please fell free to submit in the comments your own additional quotes out of context (especially our readers who are also in law school/the legal profession) or anything that might be tangentially relevant to the quote at hand (reddit posts, gifs, applicable memes, etc.)
Now that I have prefaced the inane purpose of this feature, here is your first Quote out of Context:
Is it self-evident why they should diverge in a situation involving, say, a helpless infant lying on a railroad track who could easily be rescued before a train arrives?