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Advocating “Truth” at Trial

By: Keith A. Call

Zealously advocating truth at trial is a very nuanced endeavor. In general, lawyers cannot knowingly or recklessly make false statements of fact at trial, they may not knowingly present false evidence, and they must use judgment if they reasonably believe the evidence is false.

All the President’s Lawyers: A Refresher in the Law of Search and Seizure of Law Offices and Lawyers’ Electronic Devices

By: Richard Van Wagoner

In their wisdom and to attempt to prevent the government from becoming despotic, the Founders established safeguards to those rights against government interference. Given the centrality of those rights, the government ought not be in the business of interfering with or infringing them short of very compelling reasons upon which we collectively agree.

Dead on Arrival: Reviving Unpreserved Issues on Appeal

By: Kendra M. Brown

If more attorneys are aware of and argue these exceptions on appeal, we are likely to have more cases in which the appellate courts are able to apply an exception and create a body of case law that reaches the merits of more arguments on appeal.  Much to the relief of all associates and district court judges.