If a jury does not want to follow the law, they do not have to. If a lawyer can convict a person who did not break the law, he has every right to. If he can get a person off who obviously broke the law, he has every right to. So, the law is not the law. Bs'ing about the law and manipulating people about the law is the law of the land.
As I said, quoting laws is for selling something to the naive. Example: Try warning someone about going 5mph over the limit. They will laugh in the face of your quoted law, that you say "is what it is," because they are not naive.