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To: abb
"District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred and eventually spent a day in jail . . .

In cases like these, the Nifong type offenders should be subject to the same amount of jail time as they were trying to impose on those they were unjustly trying to convict. This kind of crap would end in an instant.

Additionally, all attorneys involved in any court hearings should be subject to the same court rules as any average citizen compelled to give testemony. Isn't it strange the only ones speaking in a court room who are not under oath are the attorneys and the Judge?

7 posted on 08/22/2010 5:57:46 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Hayworth for US Senate - Scott for FL Gov.)
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To: mazda77
Isn't it strange the only ones speaking in a court room who are not under oath are the attorneys and the Judge?

Excellent point. I never realized that.

11 posted on 08/22/2010 6:02:55 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: mazda77; abb

That’s not exactly right. Lawyers aren’t put under oath during the trial, but as “officers of the court” they are required to uphold their oath of office. If they lie or mislead they are subject to penalties (including disbarment and jail time). Judges are a little more complicated - usually there’s a commission that investigates corrupt judges. And yes, judges do get removed and lawyers get disbarred.


15 posted on 08/22/2010 6:16:38 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: mazda77
Attorneys are not under oath because law schools teach that it is ethical and even smart at times to lie in the courtroom.
30 posted on 08/22/2010 10:57:41 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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