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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"The Honest Services Argument and the Culture of Deceit"

Bill Otis has this post at Crime and Consequences on the "honest services" fraud theory. In part:

The case is a conundrum for conservatives. On the one hand, it features a criminal statute whose breadth seems rife with opportunities for prosecutorial overreach -- and Big Government is nowhere more menacing than in its power to imprison those not in step. On the other hand, the slide toward a culture of dishonesty, in which deceptiveness and outright lying increasingly threaten the trust essential for commercial and civic life, is scarcely something conservatives can welcome.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2010/01/the-honest-services-argument-and-the-culture-of-deceit.html

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