When the law is on a lawyer's side, they argue that the law is on their side. When the facts of a case are on a lawyers side, they focus on the facts. And when neither is on their side, they argue that a hidden agent somewhere within the court rigged their case to make it impossible for them to win.
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Brad Schimel, the district attorney in Waukesha County, Wisconsin and the Republican nominee to be that state's next attorney general, said that if he had been the chief legal officer in a Jim Crow state, he would have defended that state's ban on interracial marriage in court.