In general I think there’s an unspoken feeling that anyone who is not a lawyer who stumbles into the morass of the legal system in the United States is sort of like an insect who hits a spiderweb. And you don’t let him out. And it is perfectly acceptable to rack him up and scheme him. And it’s kind of their revenge for the fact that they’re in theory working for other people and they swaddle it all in this bullshit about the society of laws and the rule of law and that justice is blind and your day in court. It’s all just crap, all of it.
Conrad Black, after a conviction for for fraud in 2007