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By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

This column counts as one that salutes one of ethics law’s greatest hits. At the request of the wonderful Regina Logsdon, I’m here to remind you about Nix v. Whiteside, 475 U.S. 157 (1986).

The issue in the case, as I’m sure you remember, has to do with whether a criminal defense attorney who knows that his client intends to commit perjury must still put the client on the stand.

In the underlying case, Whiteside killed Love after a marijuana1 deal went south . . .

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