Newspaper Column: Presidential Justice and Truth




Nicoson, William J.

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I admit that truth has not been a virtue generally attributed to our President in the past. The question is whether justice will be in the future. Independent Counsel Robert Ray has assured us, on two occasions, that lying under oath in a civil deposition and before a grand jury might furnish grounds for indictment after the president leaves office. This prompted editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post to urge an end to the judicial travails of our president since he has suffered enough and the people want to move on. But, fortunately or not, in our judicial system public opinion does not control the enforcement of criminal law.


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