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RAN wrote

In capitalist society, the "rule of law" is a very flexible construct that can be bent and shaped according to the needs of those who make and interpret the laws – i.e., the capitalists and their satraps in the capitalist state apparatus.

And let's keep in mind that the USA has been lurching closer and closer to a full police state over both Democratic and Republican administrations for a number of decades. I'd estimate it to be about 75% of the way there. Or another way of assessing this is to consider the current status a "soft" police state (and considerably harder for the black and other nonwhite population).