legal chicanery

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They are calling in some legal chicanery, and upon that ground they are threatening to turn us out of the house!
By some legal chicanery, the system is now anybody's game where dynasties form political parties and win seats - 34, or nearly 60 percent, of 61 seats in the latest count.
The court called the argument legal chicanery. The freedoms of association and expression set bounds on Florida's vote-restoration scheme and are not subservient to the scheme.
In the whole vast area of property matters hardly a single whisper of legal chicanery can be heard.
Social media eventually helped bring the underlying story (alleged toxic waste dumping) to light, but the power of such legal chicanery was plain to see.
All the legal chicanery in the world has come to nothing for Mitchell, who must serve every day of his 20 year jail sentence.
So desperate were Channel 4 they attempted by legal chicanery to prevent the complaint going forward.
Stripped of the legal chicanery supporting its creation, the Zionist project is a declaration of war by a powerful segment of Western Jews, with support from Western powers, against the Arabs.
Land acquisition by the white invaders was done through war, broken treaties and legal chicanery. Future courts may recognize that these were illegal acquisitions and return the land to its legal owners.
Jay Gould made cash payment only to Harrington, his lieutenant, and then by some legal chicanery discriminated against the other stockholders of the Automatic Telegraph , allowing them nothing for their stocks.