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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 10:55 AM

Can a lawyer be disbarred for public lies?

Sydney Powell traitor flynns lawyer is on air making wild accusations she has proof this election will be reversed.

Just unethical?

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Reply Can a lawyer be disbarred for public lies? (Original post)
Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2020 OP
soothsayer Nov 2020 #1
Stallion Nov 2020 #2
lisa58 Nov 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #5
lisa58 Nov 2020 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #4

Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:06 AM

1. How many politicians are lawyers? (168 Representatives and 57 Senators had a law degree)

And while weíre at it: why do we allow such lying in politics? Itís a legit question. Why are witnesses sworn in but our reps arenít?

Would it just be too hard? Less theatrical?



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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:06 AM

2. He Can Be Disbarred for Filing Pleadings or Making in Court Arguments Which He Knows are False

but most people confuse a lie with a fact that is false. A lie is intentionally making a statement that the speaker knows to be untrue at the time of the statement-- from the perspective of the speaker not the person who hears the statement

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:18 AM

3. It would have to be under oath

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Response to lisa58 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:41 AM

5. Not necessarily. See #4.

Also, lawyers aren't usually under oath themselves; only the witnesses. But they can't lie about evidence in a case if the lie is likely to affect the outcome.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:23 PM

6. True -thanks

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:40 AM

4. Hypothetically yes, if the lie is also a crime, and also,

a lawyer who is actively involved in the litigation of a matter cannot ethically make any public statements that create a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing the outcome in court. Lying about the evidence in a pending case would violate this ethical standard because it creates a risk of tainting the outcome of the litigation. In this particular case the judge certainly knows these statements are bullshit and won't be influenced by them, but the lawyer is technically violating the ethical rule about influencing a court proceeding.

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