Lawyers can be stupid: it's part of the allowance for a group tasked with interpreting and applying laws.
Latest example: the "dog in the manger" (reference
) attitude of the Justice Department to universities using the Kindle for students
Correct response of the universities: "Shove it up your jumper. We're using it. By the time your lawsuit gets to court, the courses will be over, a version of Kindle will be available which circumvents the fake problems you allege, and NO BLIND STUDENT will have been harmed, which we will see to: and no SIGHTED STUDENT will have been denied a choice, which you callously and illegally advocate."
Not, of course, that they have the courage to respond as they could. No, they go along with such actions. As noted before
, the reason that laws are so long is that it takes pages to describe how to treat people unequally.