Why Does the Government Want Us to Lie in Court?

Can a government employee be disciplined for what he says on oath in court after being subpoenaed? If you answered, “Of course not,” think again. 
I swear to uphold common sense, even when the law is absurd. Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

Can a government employee be disciplined for what he says on oath in court after being subpoenaed? If you answered, "Of course not," think again. Today the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case, Lane v. Franks, that will answer this question -- and the outcome appeared far from certain.

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