Ok I know most of you are American so I will try to find an American example.
Rico act. (Thank you google)
In America you have the RICO act.
It was originally made in the 1970's to prosecute the mafia, who could pay the best civil rights lawyers and were pretty much untouchable because of the lawyers.
So your law makers made the RICO act to prosecute the mafia and organized crime gangs.
The laws had to be made no thanks to the civil rights lawyers employed by the criminals.
In 1979 the federal government tried to prosecute the Hells Angels under the Rico act. It was not successful.
The Catholic Church was also unsuccessfully tried under RICO for sex crimes.
But Right to Life activists were successfully prosecuted under RICO and so was an organization employing illegal aliens.
So a law made to prosecute criminal organizations like the mafia is being used on organizations employing little green men and used for political purposes prosecuting people that do not believe in abortion.
I am sure there are more examples. I hear there are laws which allow people in American to be incarcerated for long periods of time with out legal representation. I am guessing this is due to the civil rights lawyers getting the real scumbags let off.