Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, HaRav Yitzchok Kulitz, referring to a ruling of the High Court against chareidim, remarked that the saying of `Where justice lies, there will you find wickedness' does not refer to such a court, since they do not even begin to do justice.
Rabbi Yechiel Brill, editor of the "Halevanon" publication and confidante of the Malbim, supported the latter when he was persecuted by the Maskilim. One time, the Maskilim somehow managed to obtain a court order to have the Malbim expelled from the city. Rabbi Brill publicized the Malbim's reaction, that he was not afraid of the Maskilim, just as Dovid Hamelech stated that "ministers persecuted me unjustifiably [but] my heart was only fearful of Your words."
He compared this to a man, who being accosted by a tiger, is oblivious to a threatening bee. So, too, when Dovid was threatened by powerful enemies, he was nonplussed since he was constantly reminded of his fear of Hashem.
Our judges and oppressors throughout the generations fail to understand that they cannot shatter us. They will never succeed in breaking us or even sowing dread in our hearts, for no matter how strong and fearsome they are, our fear of Hashem is always so much the greater, as is our desire to fulfill His will, which overcomes our fear from them and their ilk.