It’s possible that I shall make an ass of myself. But in that case one can always get out of it with a little dialectic. I have, of course, so worded my proposition as to be right either way (K.Marx, Letter to F.Engels on the Indian Mutiny)
The brief cases were a flying, as the batons crashed down on their powdered wigs. Barricades were built with case files as suits were stuffed to act as decoys. The real power of the State is not its laws or lawyers but who carries the baton of office.