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17th May '16 6:10:26 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', the owner of a salvage yard is particularly impressive in preventing Hank from searching an RV which he knows could be driven away the second it's out of his sight.
-->'''Hank''': I don't need a warrant, I have probable cause.

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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Junkyard Joe, the elderly owner of a the salvage yard where Jesse has stashed the RV (and which Walt and Jesse are trapped inside at that moment) is particularly impressive in preventing Hank from searching an RV the RV, which he Hank knows could be driven away or destroyed the second it's out of his sight.
-->'''Hank''': -->'''Hank Schrader''': I don't need a warrant, I have probable cause.


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* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Grotto, a Nelson & Murdock client, is killed by the Punisher. After Frank Castle is caught, Matt, Foggy and Karen visit him at the hospital with the intent of possibly representing him. District attorney Samantha Reyes attempts to send them packing by stating it's illegal for lawyers to defend a murderer that killed one of their clients, only for Matt to counter that if she's going to file the conflict of interest, Reyes will have to admit that she's responsible for jeopardizing Grotto's witness protection.
26th Mar '16 4:21:33 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''{{Doug}}'' has Doug's ''entire class'' put into detention by [[DeanBitterman Vice-Principal Bone]]. This prompts a ''Quailman'' [[ShowWithinAShow fantasy sequence]] where Doug's superheroic alter ego faces down the Rulesmeister, master of arbitrary rules, and eventually defeats him by pointing out he's wearing mismatched socks, one of the many things he has a rule against. This carries over back into reality, when Mr. Bone snatches a comic book...and Doug points out that one of the rules is "No Snatching Other Peoples' Comics!"

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* An episode of ''{{Doug}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has Doug's ''entire class'' put into detention by [[DeanBitterman Vice-Principal Bone]]. This prompts a ''Quailman'' [[ShowWithinAShow fantasy sequence]] where Doug's superheroic alter ego faces down the Rulesmeister, master of arbitrary rules, and eventually defeats him by pointing out he's wearing mismatched socks, one of the many things he has a rule against. This carries over back into reality, when Mr. Bone snatches a comic book...and Doug points out that one of the rules is "No Snatching Other Peoples' Comics!"
20th Mar '16 5:42:23 PM KeithM
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** Sheridan pulls one off to temporarily delay the inevitable conflict between the station and EarthGov when Nightwatch pushes their weight around; General Hague reminds that he must follow the chain of command when it comes to the orders Nightwatch is demanding he follow, orders which everyone knows have come down from President Clark. Sheridan has Nightwatch personnel arrested because they've been running around boasting about how they don't answer to the military chain of command. Since Sheridan hasn't received any orders through ''his'' chain of command that he has to listen to them, they've tried to seize the station illegally.
19th Mar '16 12:53:08 AM Hossmeister
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26th Feb '16 7:42:14 AM tromag
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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Ensigns of Command" revolved around a human colony on a world claimed by the Sheliak Corporate. The Sheliak demanded the removal of the human colonists before their own colonists arrived in four days; unfortunately, the colony has grown to the point that it would take three ''weeks'' to evacuate everyone. Picard tries to negotiate with the Sheliak only to be rebuffed as they [[RulesLawyer cite various terms of the ridiculously complicated Treaty of Armens]] which rule in their favor. Finally, Picard looks through the Treaty himself and discovers a clause he can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCjqmbsmYA use against the Sheliak]]: he invokes the right to have a neutral third party arbitrate, and chooses the Grizzelas, who won't come out of hibernation for another six months. This time, it's the Sheliak's turn to balk (and finally, acquiesce).

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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Ensigns of Command" revolved around a human colony on a world claimed by the Sheliak Corporate. The Sheliak demanded the removal of the human colonists before their own colonists arrived in four days; unfortunately, threaten to destroy the colony has grown to the point that it would take three ''weeks'' to evacuate everyone. if it's not evacuated in four days (which is logistically impossible). Picard tries to negotiate with the Sheliak only to be rebuffed as they [[RulesLawyer cite various terms of the ridiculously complicated Treaty of Armens]] which rule in their favor. Armens]]. Finally, Picard looks through the Treaty himself and discovers a clause he can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCjqmbsmYA use against the Sheliak]]: he Sheliak]]. He invokes the right to have select a neutral third party to arbitrate, and chooses a race which is the Grizzelas, who won't come out middle of a six-month hibernation for another six months.cycle. This time, it's the Sheliak's turn to balk (and finally, acquiesce).
4th Feb '16 3:22:20 AM ManEFaces
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** A really awesome instance was Delenn demanding that the whole Minbari Civil War (which the warrior caste had theoretically won) be hazarded in a SelfImmolation contest because [[GoodOldWays "It is the tradition of our people."]].

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** A really awesome instance was Delenn demanding that the whole Minbari Civil War (which the warrior caste had theoretically won) be hazarded in a SelfImmolation contest because [[GoodOldWays "It is the tradition of our people."]]."]] which is what the warrior caste was arguing to return to as a pretext for starting the war.
4th Feb '16 3:18:05 AM ManEFaces
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* In Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice, this is what is used against Shylock, the Jew moneylender who demands his pound of flesh from Antonio. Shylock pleads his case in court, and the court finds that indeed, the contract he made with Antonio is binding. This gives Shylock every legal right to extract a pound of flesh from him. However, Antonio is saved because it is ruled that Shylock cannot collect his pound of flesh without making a number of violations against Antonio's body. He asked for a pound of flesh, which means he can't take any more or less than an exact pound without violating his contract. The contract also did not include taking Antonio's blood which Shylock is therefore not entitled to, but cannot avoid spilling by taking the flesh. These two points along with the fact that his contract never included not being held accountable for potentially killing Antonio means that the court can use this LoopholeAbuse to bring down the full force of the law upon Shylock. To rub salt into the wound, he is forced to convert to Christianity by the man he tried to take vengeance on, and he cannot even take his own life to get out of it (note that by the standards of Shakespeare's time his forced conversion would be a just punishment and be considered salvation of the "villain"; Values Dissonance makes it come off as extremely cruel and religiously-intolerant).
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31st Jan '16 2:30:18 PM KingLyger
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** [[TruthInTelevision The fact that a legal rule hasn't been invoked for centuries doesn't mean it has been repealed.]] Case in point: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashford_v_Thornton Ashford v. Thornton]]. In 1817, after Abraham Thornton was found not guilty of the rape and murder of Mary Ashford, Mary's brother William took the case back to court, where Thornton demanded a TrialByCombat. Since the laws for trial by combat had technically never been repealed, the jury granted the request. William Ashford, seeing the writing on the wall, decided not to go through with it, and Thornton walked free again.

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** [[TruthInTelevision The fact that a legal rule hasn't been invoked for centuries doesn't mean it has been repealed.]] Case in point: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashford_v_Thornton Ashford v. Thornton]]. In 1817, after Abraham Thornton was found not guilty of the rape and murder of Mary Ashford, Mary's brother William took the case back to court, where Thornton demanded a TrialByCombat. Since the laws for trial by combat had technically never been repealed, the jury granted the request. William Ashford, seeing the writing on the wall, decided not to go through with it, and Thornton walked free again. The laws concerning trial by combat were quickly repealed after the case was over, though, so nobody could try a similar stunt.
31st Jan '16 2:29:18 PM KingLyger
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** [[TruthInTelevision The fact that a legal rule hasn't been invoked for centuries doesn't mean it has been repealed.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashford_v_Thornton Case in point...]]

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** [[TruthInTelevision The fact that a legal rule hasn't been invoked for centuries doesn't mean it has been repealed.]] Case in point: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashford_v_Thornton Case in point...]]Ashford v. Thornton]]. In 1817, after Abraham Thornton was found not guilty of the rape and murder of Mary Ashford, Mary's brother William took the case back to court, where Thornton demanded a TrialByCombat. Since the laws for trial by combat had technically never been repealed, the jury granted the request. William Ashford, seeing the writing on the wall, decided not to go through with it, and Thornton walked free again.
24th Dec '15 4:10:33 PM Wyldchyld
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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Ensigns of Command" revolved around a human colony on a world claimed by the Sheliak Corporate. The Sheliak demanded the removal of the human colonists before their own colonists arrived in four days; unfortunately, the colony has grown to the point that it would take three ''weeks'' to evacuate everyone. Picard tries to negotiate with the Sheliak only to be rebuffed as they [[RulesLawyer cite various terms of the ridiculously complicated Treaty of Armens]] which rule in their favor. Finally, Picard looks through the Treaty himself and discovers a clause he can use against the Sheliak: he invokes the right to have a neutral third party arbitrate, and chooses the Grizzelas, who won't come out of hibernation for another six months. This time, it's the Sheliak's turn to balk (and finally, acquiesce).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCjqmbsmYA And it was]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].

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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Ensigns of Command" revolved around a human colony on a world claimed by the Sheliak Corporate. The Sheliak demanded the removal of the human colonists before their own colonists arrived in four days; unfortunately, the colony has grown to the point that it would take three ''weeks'' to evacuate everyone. Picard tries to negotiate with the Sheliak only to be rebuffed as they [[RulesLawyer cite various terms of the ridiculously complicated Treaty of Armens]] which rule in their favor. Finally, Picard looks through the Treaty himself and discovers a clause he can use against the Sheliak: he invokes the right to have a neutral third party arbitrate, and chooses the Grizzelas, who won't come out of hibernation for another six months. This time, it's the Sheliak's turn to balk (and finally, acquiesce).
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCjqmbsmYA And it was]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].use against the Sheliak]]: he invokes the right to have a neutral third party arbitrate, and chooses the Grizzelas, who won't come out of hibernation for another six months. This time, it's the Sheliak's turn to balk (and finally, acquiesce).
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