When will judges speak out against perjury? Don’t make me laugh!
“Sometimes the truth just doesn’t matter to the courts when high status persons are in jeopardy.”
I was happy to discover Lawdiva’s Blog by Vancouver lawyer Georgialee Lang – who posts some excellent articles about the legal system and treads where many others fear to go.
She also writes marvellous headlines such as “Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant”.
Recently Georgialee asked When Will Our Judges Speak Out Forcefully Against Perjury?
I left this comment on her article:
Hello Ms. Lang,
I’ve enjoyed a few of your articles today after stumbling across your website a few clicks ago. (Can’t even remember where or how I got here – the wonders of the internet.)
In my 40 years in and around the court as a police detective and as a private investigator, I concur that there has always been a great reluctance to prosecute people for perjury. Even if the evidence is overwhelming and irrefutable with no reasonable doubt, perjury charges just never seem to follow.
In my own case before the Ontario Superior Court, even a forensically proven and secretly made voice recording that conclusively proved perjury wasn’t enough. Indeed, no court ever agreed to listen to the recording lest the judge would then have to find perjury and conspiracy against three witnesses.
And the three witnesses who perjured themselves just happened to be… lawyers.
Sometimes the truth just doesn’t matter to the courts when high status persons are in jeopardy.