The legal version goes something like this: “If the law is on your side, then pound the law. If the facts are on your side, then pound the facts. If you have neither, then pound the table, and point at the other lawyer.” This is so true, especially when you read in the local press about how someone is holding information from someone else, or about the evil actions of, say, one of the prosecutors or judges that inhabit the system. Not all of them are vile, and not everything is a conspiracy. I know for a fact, from several decades of governmental service, that most governmental activities aren’t organized enough to enter into a conspiracy of any kind, much less some grand scheme that cuts across multiple agencies, at multiple levels of government.
~ Michael S. Pauley