Importance of Being Honest How Lying, Secrecy, and Hypocrisy Collide with Truth in Law

ISBN-10: 0814752217
ISBN-13: 9780814752210
Edition: 2007
Authors: Steven Lubet
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

"Lubeta]tackles a series of subtle and thorny ethical questions that lawyers and judges face each day. These questions can challenge their integrity, determine their effectiveness and affect how the public views the legal professiona].Lubetas central concern, which he mines adeptly, is with actions that are arguably legal but may also be strategically or morally wrong. Lubetas writing is a great strength: straightforward, funny, intelligent and devoid of legalese. Like a good color analyst, he conveys an insideras knowledge in an entertaining and informative way. " --Publishersa Weekly aThe Importance of Being Honest is both funny and dangerous. In pulling the lid off the hypocrisy and delusions at virtually every level of the legal profession, he is in danger of touching off a chain reaction that could result in the average Americanas understanding and thus his and her ability to reform the legal system.a --Allen Barra, "Wall Street Journal" aLubet probes some of the thorniest ethical and legal questions facing us, and respects both his reader and the law enough to avoid simplistic answers. Whether heas scrutinizing Bill Clinton's relationship to his lawyer, reassessing what we know about the Scopes Monkey trial, or evaluating the demotion of Pluto, Lubetas book offers a fresh lens through which to view legal questions.a --Dahlia Lithwick, "Slate.com" aLubet is so witty and entertaining that you may not even notice how much you're learning about the dangers of ahonesty-deficient lawyers and judges.a A real eye-opener!a --Rachel Maines, author of "The Technology of Orgasm: aHysteria, a the Vibrator, and Womenas Sexual Satisfaction" Popular author Steven Lubetbrings his signature blend of humor, advocacy, and legal ethics to The Importance of Being Honest, an incisive analysis of how honesty and law play out in current affairs and historical events. Drawing on original work as well as op-ed pieces and articles that have appeared in the "American Lawyer," the "Chicago Tribune," and many other national publications, Lubet explores the complex aspects of honesty in the legal world. The Importance of Being Honest is full of tales of questionable practices and poor behavior, chosen because negative examples are much richer, and often more remarkable, in their ultimate lessons. Wyatt Earpas shootout with Billy Clanton, Bill Clintonas disastrous decision to lie under oath, Oscar Wildeas self-destructive perjury in a 1896 libel trial, and the dubious resolution of Justice Scaliaas duck hunting trip with Dick Cheney are only a few of the cases Lubet use to illustrate that law is a vague and boggy realm where truth, and falsehood, is seldom absolute. With his lively, insightful, and sometimes hilarious prose, Lubet takes readers on a tour of the law in our everyday lives, and forces us to rethink how we really feel about honesty and truth.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Clients
Introduction
Sex, Lies, and Depositions
My Lawyer Made Me Do It
Morally Gray
McKinney's Bluff
The Truth about Torts
A Missing Witness
Freedom Stories
The Importance of Being Honest
Lawyers
Introduction
False Flats
Who Deserves the Truth?
When Honesty Isn't Enough
Hypocrisy on the Left
Requiem for a Faithful Lawyer
Evolution of Myth
Hidden Interests
When Conventional Wisdom Goes Wrong
Sensory Deception
How Lawyers (Ought to) Think
Truth in Humor
Confronting Cougars
Judges
Introduction
Life Imitates Baseball
The Elusive Transparency of Ethics
Ducks in a Row
An Honest Day's Pay
Confirmation Mud
A Spouse Speaks
Veiled Justice
Bullying from the Bench
Thought Control
Platonic Censures
Stupid Judge Tricks
Academics
Introduction
Baring It All
False Positive
Truth in Citizenship
The Best Policy
Clinical Commandments
Pluto's Plight, and Ours
The Bedouin Horse Trade
There Are No Scriveners Here
Medical Practice
Introduction
Ethics Business
Mistakes and Cover-Ups
The Benevolent Otolaryngologist
Desperate Doctors, Desperate Measures
Afterword
Notes and Sources
Index
About the Author

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