...there began to be a contention among the people concerning the chief judge Pahoran; for behold, there were a part of the people who desired that a few particular points of the law should be altered.
Ok, there are some people who want to change a few things about the law. That's normal, right? But then you get down to verse 5 and discover:
...they were desirous that the law should be altered in a manner to overthrow the free government and to establish a king over the land.
Just a few particular points, eh? Like the chief judge? And freedom? And the government?
Just a few particular points of the law...