"Law in itself is not fair or balanced. It is an interpretation of the majority (capitalists or workers). That majority constitutes laws per their views and perceptions, which in turn... law enforcers just apply. Then, where is the fairness of it?".
That argument was referred to by German officers during their trials as War Criminals after World War II.
Their argument is that they were following orders from their superiors (even though orders were unethical). The Officers were only following the law!
WWII German Officers on Trail - Nurnberg
Counter arguments (by prosecution) during the trials were built on the issue of "NOT" following orders when they are unethical or unfair.
The thing is, conscience is a person's choice, if everyone was left with the liberty of taking decisions per his conscience alone, then no one would apply the law as it is stated!
And that in turn, would be a revolution against any law out there!
-- From Mohammad Hassanein Hekal's book "The Explosion".