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Monday, April 18, 2022

Jefferson on Lawyer Lies and Political Speech @reneeknake @UHouston

Renee Knake Jefferson, University of Houston Law Center, has published Lawyer Lies and Political Speech at 31 Yale Law Journal Forum 114 (2021). Here is the abstract.

Lawyer lies designed to sabotage valid election results are not protected political speech under the First Amendment. Ethics rules governing candor and frivolous litigation require sanctions, if not disbarment. Moreover, the duty of candor should be extended from the courthouse to the public square when lawyer lies threaten our democracy.

Download the article from SSRN at the link.

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