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Dems Tone-Deaf on Veterans' Asbestos Issue

Sara Warner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

As a civil justice observer, might I add one missing item to the veterans'-issues-reform agenda? It's certainly not up there with immediate healthcare needs, but new federal court rulings threaten to open old wounds for many who made the ultimate sacrifice, albeit decades after they served.

5 Cops Busted Lying on the Stand: Just Another Day on the Front Lines

Michael Komorn | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime
Michael Komorn

When we discover that a police officer has lied, it raises serious questions and concerns. For every falsehood uncovered, how often does one go unnoticed? How often do an officer's lies end up becoming damning evidence against a defendant?

Challenging a Client's Story

Joel Cohen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Any client, but particularly a criminal client, wants his lawyer to believe him -- whether or not he is being honest with him. If in fact the client i...

Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Tthere is but one crime for which anyone in America's national security state can be held accountable in a court of law, and that's leaking information that might put those in it in a bad light or simply let the American public know something more about what its government is really doing.

In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 06.07.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

Court Order Disrupts Asbestos World, but What of the 'Perjury Pawns'?

Sara Warner | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime
Sara Warner

It started, literally, with a billion-dollar question. The answer came with a scathing judge's order saying attorneys from several national firms have...

Blind Justice or Foul Ball?

Arn Pearson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Arn Pearson

Now that a major leak has blown the cover off that story and exposed a massive data mining operation by the NSA, will congressional leaders and U.S. Attorney Machen demand justice and rush to convene a grand jury?

Justice Department Pushes Back Against GOP Perjury Claims

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is rejecting Republican suggestions that Attorney General Eric Holder committed perjury when he told Congres...

Did Lance 'Lie Strong'?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Spencer Aronfeld

Can Lance still be a hero and a role model if by confessing he encourages others who have lied and cheated in sports and other aspects of their lives to do the same? Or is his legacy forever tarnished and branded as a fraud. Only time will tell.

Clemens Is Big Winner on America's Got Perjurers

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Roger Clemens' triumphal performance on America's Got Perjurers should end doubts about judicial bias on NBC's top rated show.

Seventh Inning Stretch in the Trial of Roger Clemens

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 08.05.2012 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The perjury case against Roger Clemens for lying to Congress in 2008 has entered its seventh week; the prosecution having rested after calling 24 witnesses. Most murder trials don't take this long.

Cop Convicted Of Lying To Get Search Warrant

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

A NYPD officer was convicted Thursday of lying under oath and falsifying information while applying for a search warrant, NBC New York reports. Mi...

Robo-Signing Bank Settlement Is a Criminal Sell Out

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The banks engaged in a years' long pattern of what can only be described as fraudulent if not criminal conduct that would put anyone else in prison for years if not decades, yet banks get to buy off the cops with some money to help just a few of the victims they created.

The Language of Lies

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It turns out to be difficult to tell when other people are lying. There are lots of cues that we believe will tip us off to whether someone is telling the truth. But, these cues aren't really reliable indicators of truth telling.

Cop Admits To Fabricating Assault, Causing Woman To Miss Sister's Funeral

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer has been charged with perjury after fabricating an assault, causing the woman accused to be convicted of battery and miss her...

17 Cops Expected To Be Indicted For Ticket-Fixing

Posted 11.20.2011 | New York

After a two year investigation that included widespread wiretapping, a Bronx grand jury is expected to indict 17 New York City police officers in an a...

Are False Statements Undermining America?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

While one has a legal right to remain silent unless granted immunity, one does not have the right to lie. These societal expectations are necessary to interact beyond a closed network of trusted allies

Perjury Should Be Punished -- Always

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Let's talk about perjury -- a person taking an oath to tell the truth and then lying through their teeth. Perjury is illegal and one can be both fined...

WATCH: James B. Stewart, 'Tangled Webs': How American Society Is Drowning In Lies

Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

James B. Stewart made an appearance on the Today show this morning talking about the most famous cases of perjury that he's written about in his new b...

Why Barry Bonds?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Sports
Bennett L. Gershman

Bonds has already been convicted in the court of public opinion. The question is whether a jury trial was necessary to rubber-stamp that "conviction."

Barry Bonds' Prosecution Begins Without Key Witness, Greg Anderson

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Paula Duffy

The jury was selected Monday -- and Tuesday the real work of the Barry Bonds criminal trial began with someone going to prison.

Senate Should Reject Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

At the request of Sen. Barbara Boxer, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had postponed from early August to mid-September its vote on Matt Bryza, ...

Jim Broderick, Fort Collins Cop, Indicted For Perjury In Connection With Tim Masters Case

The Coloradoan | Trevor Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

One of Fort Collins' top police commanders has been indicted on eight counts of perjury by a grand jury in connection with the Tim Masters murder case...

Who's the CML Champ, Cheney or Gonzales?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Nobody listens to Alberto Gonzales in large part because, putting it charitably, he was not merely an unprincipled attorney general but an uninspired one. Of course, we also tune him out because we can't be sure he's telling the truth.

Christopher Perino's Perjury Caught By MP3 Player

New York Daily News | By Dorian Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 50 NYPD detectives stood in silent solidarity in a Bronx courtroom Wednesday to support a cop who was convicted of lying on the witness stan...