The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.
Henry David Thoreau
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You get a lawyer whether you’re in a military tribunal or whether you’re in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest – with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make.
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer.
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
Men are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed by force or fraud, or both.