in defiance of the law

See: lawless
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Polygamy has been allowed in the province of British Columbia for some time in defiance of the law.
I am surprised and disappointed that this clear case of protection of students' religious freedom is being turned into a circus with Pat Robertson's lawyers, a local judge who thinks he can ignore federal court orders, students protesting a ruling they don't understand and an extremist governor considering a stand in defiance of the law," Lynn said.