Perjury is the most hotly debated topic in America today. In this witty and instructive article, the author explains what constitutes the crime of perjury, provides examples of how defendants have sometimes avoided conviction, and discusses the impact of federal and state statutes on prosecutors, defendants, witnesses, the judiciary, the legislature, and society.

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Summer 1998

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Duquesne Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 4 (Summer 1998), pp. 715-794

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