I’m currently consulting on a case in which a central issue is the role of civil disobedience within a rule of law system. I’m also perennially working on a novel set in a similar situation — an armed insurrection against an elected administration for the purpose of restoring the rule of law.
The story of the Battle of Athens — Athens, Tennessee, USA — in 1946 is all about the rule of law and the necessity of community support to maintain the rule of law. You can read a reasonably good synopsis here: http://www.constitution.org/mil/tn/batathen.htm .
My novel just uses the battle and the preceding election as a backdrop for a murder mystery, but the real story also has everything up to and including all the reasons why you shouldn’t piss off hill folk when they have access to an understanding brigadier general in charge of a national guard armory.