x

Politics

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case that May Declare Lying Politics to be a Crime

WASHINGTON, DC – In choosing to adjudicate the case from Ohio Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the United States Supreme Court is set to weigh in on whether a politician has the right to lie or if lying will be a crime.

The underlying question, no doubt, will be what constitutes a lie? In the cases of George W. Bush (“Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction) and Barack Obama (“if you like your plan, you can keep your plan”), are those actually lies, or questionable uses of information.  In other words, using a criminal standard, is there proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Bush and Obama made statements that they knew at the time to be false?

Contrast those statements with, say, Bill Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” about which there can be little doubt that he knew, at the time he made that statement, whether or not it was true.

Nonetheless, even the nature of Clinton’s statement – which was of a personal nature (regarding an extramarital affair) rather than a political one – will be evaluated as whether that type of lie could fall under criminal purview.

 

 

RELATED

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Mission, TNH’s New Travel Documentary Series with Clelia Charissis (Trailer)

Every weekend, TNH and Clelia Charissis are on a mission, traveling around Greece and the world to highlight places through the people we meet along the way.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.