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Representing Falsehoods

Goodin, Robert


Legal representatives are generally not allowed literally to lie to the court, even if their clients so instruct them. Why is there no analogous prohibition on political representatives lying in Congressional proceedings? There is just such a prohibition against witnesses lying in Congressional hearings, after all. Having considered and dismissed several potential rationales for the disparity, I offer positive reasons to think there should be, since truth-telling is functionally important to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-12-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Philosophy
DOI: 10.1111/josp.12311


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