Have You Considered Not Lying Under Oath?

Also, let's talk about Biglaw and cancel culture.

Illustration: Truth and LieHow much continuing power should a judge have over the lives of defendants who plead guilty? A judge recently forced a woman to withdraw and apologize for statements diverting blame for an incident that she’d admitted to in court. A January 6th defendant is in hot water for the same thing. Prosecutors use overcharging and the ordeal of trial to leverage defendants into pleading guilty but a guilty plea has to mean something, doesn’t it? Also, we discuss whether Biglaw has a cancel culture problem (it doesn’t) and Judge Ho’s case research (it’s bad).