Impartiality is almost always the goal we should strive for, but occasionally it’s much better to be partial and put our foot down one way or the other.
Wise King Solomon gave the illusion of being impartial by declaring the baby should be cut in two so each woman could share in half. The guilty woman responded by feeling impartiality was a wonderful verdict. The authentic mother didn’t want to share… she stated that the other woman could have the whole, living child. This revealed to Solomon who the real mother was… this was not a case where being impartial should even be considered!