The Importance of Being Honest
How Lying, Secrecy, and Hypocrisy Collide with Truth in Law
By (author) Steven Lubet
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Importance of Being Honest by Steven Lubet
Book DescriptionPopular author Steven Lubet brings 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 Earp's shootout with Billy Clanton, Bill Clinton's disastrous decision to lie under oath, Oscar Wilde's self-destructive perjury in a 1896 libel trial, and the dubious resolution of Justice Scalia's 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814752210
(5830mm x 3895mm x 24mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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This is the first and only biography of one of John Brown's African American comrades, John Anthony Copeland.
John Brown's Spy, Hardback (November 2012)
The first full investigation of John Brown's trusted co-conspirator and his betrayal of the doomed Harper's Ferry raiders
Fugitive Justice, Hardback (November 2010)
Tells the stories of three of the most dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s, presenting the determination of the fugitives, the radical tactics of their rescuers, the brutal doggedness of the slavehunters, and the tortuous response of the federal courts.
Lawyers' Poker, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Steven Lubet
This highly entertaining work might best be summed up as "better lawyering through poker." Lubet shows exactly how the tactics of the poker table can be adapted to litigation, negotiation, and virtually every aspect of law practice.
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Author Biography - Steven Lubet
Steven Lubet is the Williams Memorial Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of a dozen books, including Nothing but the Truth: Why Lawyers Don't, Can't, and Shouldn't Have to Tell the Whole Truth (NYU Press) and over 100 articles. He also writes an award-winning column for the American Lawyer magazine. His commentaries have been head on National Public Radios Morning Edition, and his op-ed columns have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other major national newspapers.
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