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  Perjury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing.
Perjury is a crime because the witness has sworn to tell the truth and, for the credibility of the court, witness testimony must be relied on as being truthful.
Perjury is considered a very serious crime as it could be used to usurp the authority of the courts, resulting in miscarriages of justice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perjury   (655 words)

  
 Alger Hiss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1948, Whittaker Chambers accused Hiss of being a Communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
After two trials, Hiss was convicted of perjury in 1950.
Hiss was charged with two counts of perjury; the grand jury could not indict him for espionage, as the statute of limitations had run out.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alger_Hiss   (4438 words)

  
 2004 Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual - Chapter 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Perjury or Subornation of Perjury; Bribery of Witness
(1) In the case of counts of perjury or subornation of perjury arising from testimony given, or to be given, in separate proceedings, do not group the counts together under §3D1.2 (Groups of Closely Related Counts).
The Commission believes that perjury should be treated similarly to obstruction of justice.
www.ussc.gov /2004guid/2j1_3.htm   (478 words)

  
 Perjury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Perjury is lying or making verifiable false under oath in a court of law.
Perjury is a crime because the witness has sworn to tell the truth for the credibility of the court witness must be relied on as being truthful.
Perjury also applies to witnesses who affirm they are telling the truth (rather swear an oath) or who have made statement under penalty of perjury even if they have not been or affirmed before a notary public or other public officer authorized under to take oaths.
www.freeglossary.com /Perjurer   (451 words)

  
 Section 28-915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(1) A person is guilty of perjury, a Class III felony, if in any official proceeding he or she makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of a statement previously made, when the statement is material and he or she does not believe it to be true.
Annotations: For an oath to be "required by law" as a foundation for the crime of perjury in violation of subsection (1) of this section, a specific statute must explicitly require that an oath be administered.
In a prosecution for perjury, the falsity of the accused's sworn testimony cannot be established by the testimony of one witness alone, but may be established by testimony of one witness plus corroborative facts and circumstances sufficient to exclude all reasonable doubt of the guilt of the accused.
statutes.unicam.state.ne.us /Corpus/statutes/chap28/R2809015.html   (576 words)

  
 Perjury - what is it?
Perjury is the "willful and corrupt taking of a false oath in regard to a material matter in a judicial proceeding".
It is not considered perjury, for example, to lie about your age, unless your age is a key factor in proving the case.
Perjury prosecutions stemming from civil lawsuits are particularly rare.
criminal-law.freeadvice.com /white_collar_crimes/perjury.htm   (299 words)

  
 Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (Republican - Texas) Voting Record -- Impeachment Trial of William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton
Impeachment Article I, the `perjury' article, accuses the President of violating his constitutional duty to take care that the laws are faithfully executed, of willfully corrupting and manipulating the judicial process, and of impeding the administration of justice for personal gain and exoneration, in that:
Perjury is a lie told under oath that is legally wrong.
The perjury committed in the second example was an attempt to impede, frustrate, and obstruct the judicial system in determining how the man was injured or killed, when, and by whose hand, in order to escape personal responsibility under the law, either civil or criminal.
www.ameriroots.com /impeachment/senator_hutchison.html   (5082 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Perjury
Perjury is the crime of taking a false oath (q.v.).
Hence, for instance, a trial judge, may insist that evidence be presented under oath even though it be clear that much or all of the testimony is false.
Perjury, according to the divisions in vogue in Canon Law, belongs to the category of crimes called mixed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11696a.htm   (405 words)

  
 perjury. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If the person accused of perjury had any probable cause for his belief that the statement he made was true, then he is not guilty of perjury.
Perjury is a crime and may be punished by fine or imprisonment.
The crime of inducing another person to commit perjury is called subornation of perjury.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/perjury.html   (169 words)

  
 Don Surber: "There are gradations of perjury"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And though I do not applaud the president for what he did, for impeachment purposes, there is not much difference between someone who testified falsely on a speeding incident, and someone who testified falsely about his relationship in a sexual matter voluntarily with a private person.
Are you going to follow a per se perjury rule, or will you look at gradations.
Perjury has its gradations and because he was re-elected by 49 percent of the public, Clinton has a mandated protection from prosecution good until his term ends.
donsurber.blogspot.com /2005/10/there-are-gradations-of-perjury.html   (753 words)

  
 Think Progress » Hutchison Flip-Flops on Importance of Perjury
Perjury and obstruction are the only charges possible when all involved in a conspiracy lie.
Perjury one is when you’re saying there’s no Holocaust when 10 million people have died in it, and perjury… nine, is when you said you shagged someone when you didn’t.
Perjury is not a gray and faded thing, or a technicality, or a waste of time.
thinkprogress.org /2005/10/24/hutchison-flip-flop   (5061 words)

  
 The Washington Monthly
It'd be an especially interesting question WRT Miller, since she's also named in a thus-far unresolved (I believe) case where she's trying to keep her phone records quiet, but that Fitzgerald thinks she tipped the Global Relief foundation to an impending raid related to terrorism charges.
Perjury is lying under oath about a matter relevant to the case.
I think it also was not perjury because under the definition of sex used in the case, Clinton did not have sex with Lewinsky.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/individual/2005_05/006309.php   (6167 words)

  
 USIS Washington File: HOUSE IMPEACHES CLINTON; CHARGES PERJURY, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
But the highly partisan nature of the historic vote in the House, coupled with the fact that a Senate vote to convict the President requires a two-thirds majority as opposed to the simple majority needed to impeach in the House, appears to leave removal from office by that route unlikely.
Republicans, on the other hand, contended that perjury by the President violates his official oath to faithfully execute the nation's laws, and could well lead to a general disrespect for the US legal system.
On the first article, charging perjury in lying to a federal grand jury investigating the Lewinsky case, the vote was 228-206 against the President.
usembassy-australia.state.gov /hyper/WF981221/epf107.htm   (987 words)

  
 Larry Rosenthal Has Lied Under Oath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His lies about his own qualifications to practice dentistry and about the case of a particular patient whom he has clearly defrauded are so brazen and so easily disproven that this is, by far, the most shocking evidence yet obtained by baddentist.com of Dr. Rosenthal's unfitness to practice clinical dentistry.
Please, click here to view links to proof that Dr. Rosenthal has committed perjury by lying under oath about whether he has ever been the subject of a complaint regarding his professional competence.
These two paragraphs from the end of the affidavit have been taken out of sequence, because they are the most brazen and irrefutable examples of perjury committed by Dr. Rosenthal in the affidavit.
www.baddentist.com /perjury   (782 words)

  
 perjury
When she is brought before the Magistrate he reads the charges: PERJURY and FALSE STATEMENTS punishable by a $250,000 and five years in federal prison.
At her trial, she, like so many other defendants in a criminal trial was found guilty and sentenced to prison, even though there was no evidence to convict her of a crime.
But four years later, after researching the internet, studying the laws of perjury and false statements, and reading almost every Circuit and Supreme Court decisions regarding both crimes, I found that this was not a unique case at all.
www.perjury.us /arrest.html   (601 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Perjury: Books: Stan Latreille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Davey plays Jack like an expert angler as he tries to avoid her charms while acting as her court-appointed lawyer, and it's safe to say that nothing we think going into this sharply written story turns out to be true.
Jack is required to handle the pro bono defense of Davey Alden, accused of perjury after claiming that her husband, Joel, sexually abused their four-year-old daughter.
Davey is to stand trial for perjury after claiming that her husband, Joel, had sexually abused their daughter, and then admitting in court that she had fabricated the charge.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0451196872?v=glance   (1773 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers case: Books: Allen Weinstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
PERJURY is a fascinating account of two complex men, best friends who became mortal enemies when one split with Stalinism, and the other remained faithful.
Weinstein uses actual transcripts of the testimony, which point towards Hiss' guilt for perjury (and of having spied for the Soviet Union in the 1930's).
"Perjury" is on par with Gerald Posner's disinformation masterpiece on the JFK assassination, "Case Closed," for dishonesty and duplicitousness.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0394491769?v=glance   (2361 words)

  
 What Does the Government Really Want from Miller and Cooper? - TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime
The law is clear that in a perjury prosecution under 18 U.S.C. ' 1621, the falsity of a statement alleged to be perjurious cannot be established by the testimony of just one witness.
The Department of Justice recognizes the applicability of the two-witness rule to perjury prosecutions brought under Section 1621.
The falsity of the perjurious statement may be established either by the testimony of two independent witnesses or by one witness and independent corroborating evidence that is inconsistent with the innocence of the accused.
talkleft.com /new_archives/011281.html   (1236 words)

  
 Crooks and Liars
Reuters is reporting that Fitzgerald will tell lawyers Monday if their clients are targets and he intends to seek perjury or obstruction charges against them....
That's why a person who testifies in court is sworn "to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." And that's why if in court proceedings a person lies, encourages others to lie, hides evidence, or encourages others to hide evidence, he is subject to severe punishment.
In fact, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines state that people who are convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice are punished more harshly than those who commit the crime of bribery...
www.crooksandliars.com /2005/10/23.html   (1321 words)

  
 Perjury - CNN.com - Cheney's top aide indicted; CIA leak probe continues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
him on five charges related to the leak probe: one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements.
Kay Bailey Hutchison dismissed the possible felony indictment of perjury as a mere “Â…our rule of law is intact and the standards for perjury and
The law is clear that in a perjury prosecution under 18 USC '; 1621, the falsity of a The rule means that a perjury conviction may not rest solely on the
qulun.com /?q=perjury   (299 words)

  
 Perjury - Findlaw for the Public -
Perjury statutes in many states make it a crime to knowingly lie after taking an oath to tell the truth, such as when testifying in court or communicating through certain legal documents.
The falsehood must usually be material to the matter at issue, though perjury can also be committed by simply signing a document with the knowledge that it contains false assertions.
For example, while completing a sworn affidavit during child support proceedings in family court, Dan purposefully understates his monthly income by $2000, signs the document, and files it with the judge's clerk.
criminal.findlaw.com /crimes/a-z/perjury.html   (175 words)

  
 The Left Coaster: Treasongate and Judith Miller - Plea Bargain (or) A Bargain?
A review of the facts to-date suggests that Miller may have indeed been caught in a perjury trap as Jane Hamsher (Firedoglake) and Emptywheel (The Next Hurrah) et al.
Having caught Miller committing perjury, Fitzgerald is now in a position to, in effect, renege on his agreement to ask her only about her conversations with Libby.
And Fitzgerald can tell her lawyer that if she fails to volunteer, she may be looking at substantially more than 85 days behind bars on charges of perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice, being an accessory to Libby's violations of the Espionage Act, or being a co-conspirator with him and others in those violations.
www.theleftcoaster.com /archives/005702.php   (3619 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: perjury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Clinton Impeachment
Lewinsky at the end of the meeting with charges of her perjury and demanding that she cooperate in providing evidence against the President.
Lewinsky initially declined to cooperate, and told the FBI and other investigators that much of what she had told Ms.
provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the grand jury regarding the Paula Jones case and his relationship with Monica Lewinsky and that he had
www.eagleton.rutgers.edu /e-gov/e-politicalarchive-Clintonimpeach.htm   (1732 words)

  
 Popular Analytics » Perjury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A witness who refuses to testify without legal justification will be held in contempt of court, and is subject to incarceration for the remaining term of the grand jury.
A witness who testifies falsely may be separately prosecuted for perjury (ref).
You don’t put one hand on the Bible and the other in the air and recite the words to a Bloodhound Gang song.
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