Michael Kinsley: Why Lawyers Are Liars

As a loyal member -- well, as a member -- of the District of Columbia Bar, I am aware of the tension between advocacy and honesty. But until the recent controversies over Supreme Court nominees, I was unaware of the scope and depth of my professional obligation to avoid telling the truth. It apparently spans an entire career in the law.

Michael Kinsley has this Op-Ed in today's Washington Post. (via the Wall Street Journal Law Blog)