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My view: Make attorney deceit illegal in Utah

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  • DavidMiller Bountiful, UT
    July 2, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    I didn't know about that law against lies by lawyers being repealed but it's more than a bit ironic that that happened in 2001 while John Swallow was in the legislature.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    July 2, 2013 8:38 a.m.

    Why should lawyers be held to a higher standard than Politicions?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 2, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Is he honest with all of our citizens and leaders? As with President Clinton it all depends on what the definition of "is" is. If the intent of what he is doing is to deceive people of any class or background, then that is lying. Did he do it under oath? Most likely not but it is of questionable nature. Our standards in Utah are high and should be. It is ironic that the Chief Law Enforcement officer in our state would defend his behavior, whether ethical, criminal or just civil and with law and order. Every time his attorney or his spokesperson says or makes another comment, it is amazing that this AG would defend any or all of his previous actions. He signs papers stating that everything is true and correct. He isn't a brand new guy on the block. He has run for national and state offices certifying what he said and stated is true and correct. He was the Chief Deputy in the AGs office knowing the processes, cases, decisions and laws from the Courts, Legislature and the AGs own office. He rated his own staff and made AG decisions. AG with honor?

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    July 2, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    Re: ". . . Utahns cannot expect justice while attorneys are not required to tell the truth."

    Agreed.

    Now, if we could just agree on the same premise, work up the same level of passion, and propose similar laws to cover politicians and their hacks, journalists, environmentalists, climate "scientists," captains of the "hospitality" industry, labor bosses and activists, and activists within the victimization industry, we'd be in good shape.