The legal system often doesn’t work the way you think it works

The legal system is rarely about having an incredibly nuanced understanding of case law or spending a lot of time carefully reading the law as written.  Rather, it’s about politics, strategy, judges being human beings, and the art of convincing others with good storytelling.  What this means is that somebody who knows enough about how the legal and judicial systems actually work can get away with doing things that they really shouldn’t be doing.

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