[Orin Kerr, June 7, 2007 at 11:01am] Trackbacks
Perjury and Obstruction of Justice Not So Bad After All?:
Back during the Clinton impeachment, I read a lot from conservatives about how perjury and obstruction of justice were dangerous crimes that struck at the very heart of our legal system. Given that, it's been interesting to see the recent conservative calls for Scooter Libby to be pardoned for his perjury and obstruction of justice crimes. As I understand the New Learning, the real question now is whether the witness was put under oath for a really good reason. If not, then lying and obstructing justice are understandable; the witness shouldn't have been put in the position to lie in the first place, so it's not really so culpable that he did. Poor Bill Clinton. I guess he was just ahead of his time.
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