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What do you mean we can't make stuff up in court?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Spartan Squad, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    This feels like a page from a comedy script except it isn't a script. Orange County social workers falsified evidence and hired people to pretend to be neighbors of a woman to remove her kids from her home. Lawyers for the county argued there was no way to know that lying to the court was wrong. Ninth Circuit court basically calls them dipshits. A quick Google search shows this has been going around for a while. I guess this case was about whether the employees were immune from being sued.

    The article is very editorialized but it includes a transcript that is very telling.

    Judges Reject Orange County's Claim That Social Workers Didn't Know Lying In Court Was Wrong
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    "The court finds you guilty of undeniable dipshittery."
    Big Circus and Spartan Squad like this.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    And hopefully, some sort of contempt.
  5. cisforkoke

    cisforkoke Well-Known Member

    Not enough pop-ups at that site.
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    It's hard not to write a one-sided story when there's only one side ...
    DanielSimpsonDay and Matt1735 like this.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    It's a cultural thing, you wouldn't understand
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Depends on what your definition of "is" is.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Almost as ridiculous: circuit court hearing arguments rather than denying appeal on its face.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear this practice may be shut down. I think I could make a pretty good career as a lying pretend neighbor.
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