How we cite our quotes:
"That's outside the question, revered one. You are here against the law of both Korell and the Foundation. I cannot in law protect you." (V.4.62)
As Judge Dredd can tell you, the law is powerful, and it's usually best to have the law on your side. Notice that without the law on his side, Mallow can't do anything to help. No law, no service.