The Devil's Dictionary: Lawful (adj.)
Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction.
And right now the Democrats among us, who see nothing wrong with Obama's having made "empathy" with the right sort of people -- namely, people more likely to vote for him -- an explicit and open prerequisite for getting his nomination to the Supreme Court, are scratching their heads and saying, "Um...I don't get it. Why is that supposed to be funny?"
[grinning] Nah, just yankin' y'all's chain a bit.