90% of time, lawyers don't call the shots as to substance of the law. What they do is translate the wishes and whims of the client (be it government, corporation or John Doe) from humanese to legalese.
And from legalese to humanese. This is largely why I routinely and unabashedly blame Congress when I explain tax law to someone as part of rendering bad news. Yeah it's passing the buck, but passing it to the right party.
Dave, loved the book and eagerly awaiting the next one. I know a few people would love to see your take on the guys (and Arni's) in game stats.