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Not really. The Judicial Branch is responsible for ensuring a law follows the principles of the Constitution. Unconstitutional laws may also be fundamentally unfair; however, a court cannot overturn a law based on perceived "unfairness" alone, as most people would define the concept.

Many laws are unfair to certain people or groups (Jim Crow laws were extremely unfair to African-Americans), but the judicial system is only concerned with whether a law is faithful to constitutional principles (Jim Crow laws were also unconstitutional).

The courts may uphold a law that seems unfair, and may be arguably unconstitutional, if the government can demonstrate the law serves a compelling and legitimate government interest and is written narrowly, so that it accomplishes its purpose with as little negative impact as possible.
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Americas legal system is a shot to hell. It is not fair because if it was then we won't have all these illegals here.

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the judicional branch does it's best to operate fairly but there is no perfect system.

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It strives to be as fair as human beings are capable of making it. Is it foolproof? No.

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The justice system is generally fair, but this is a matter of opinion.

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