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Re: SC rules 1st doesn't cover lies [CNN] (fwd)



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> Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 23:47:05 -0500
> From: Declan McCullagh <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: SC rules 1st doesn't cover lies [CNN]
> Reply-To: [email protected]
> 
> Clarification on the Subject: line -- the court's ruling, at least as
> described below, applies only to government employees. It is the
> state-as-employer, not the state-as-sovereign, role the court is discussing.
> 
> In other words, we're still free to lie, cheat, and steal[1].

> >>      "A citizen may decline to answer the question, or answer it
> >>      honestly, but he cannot with impunity knowingly and willfully answer
> >>      with a falsehood," Rehnquist said.

So you have to be an employee of the government to be a citizen?


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