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Mike Moses Endorses Licensed to Lie

Feb 04, 2014

CoverLicensed to Lie is a compelling read and frankly, quite alarming.

It exposes why many Americans fear their own government.

It is a breathtaking read that examines the impact on the lives of innocent individuals when the United States Department of Justice pursues wrongful prosecutions.

Sidney Powell goes behind the scenes and reveals a story that will hopefully will inspire readers to insist upon on a judicial system that is fair and protective of all citizens.

-Mike Moses, Dallas, Texas

 

 

New York Attorney Ike Sorkin Endorses Licensed to Lie

Feb 04, 2014

headshot--Web-Photo--Sorkin Licensed to Lie is a remarkable and frightening revelation of surprises – one after the other – about how a group of purported elite prosecutors wrapped themselves in the flag, hid evidence, misled me and my co-counsel in the Enron barge case, and in the process, destroyed countless lives while a number of federal judges turned a blind eye to their egregious prosecutorial misconduct.

I saw it happen, but like me and my co-counsel, we were unaware of the breadth and scope of the deception. Licensed to Lie draws back the cobalt- blue curtain bearing the seal of the United States Department of Justice to expose how these prosecutors disregarded constitutional rights in a concerted effort to obtain convictions at the expense of doing justice.

Those people – the former Enron Task Force prosecutors – are an elite cabal who went on to significant decision-making positions in the federal government.

Conspiracy of Fools and The Smartest Guys in the Room, both best-sellers, told only the story known at the time. This book goes much deeper, discloses evidence the prosecutors hid for years, and tells it all – one shocking revelation after the other.”

Ira [“Ike”] Sorkin

 

Alex Kozinski’s Foreword to Licensed to Lie

Feb 04, 2014

AKNinth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, in his personal capacity and not speaking for the Court in any way, has written the Foreword for Licensed to Lie. Here’s a tidbit:

“While no one openly disputes the validity of the Brady rule, many prosecutors see it as a thorn in their sides—an obstacle to overcome rather than a welcome responsibility to be scrupulously observed. . . While there are certainly many honest and fair-minded prosecutors, a disturbing number fail to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense.  Some prosecutors affirmatively and knowingly conceal it. . . .

Sanctions against prosecutors who violate Brady are practically unheard-of and professional discipline is non-existent.  As a consequence, there is, as I’ve said elsewhere, ‘an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land.’

The author of this book is a former prosecutor turned private practitioner who represented a defendant in one of the high-profile cases discussed in the pages that follow.  She was called in by the defense team after the client had been convicted.  As she describes her first meeting with the client and his lawyers,  they were ‘[t]raumatized, exhausted, wrung out, meek, and broken’ as a result of what had been a brutal trial.  ‘I seemed to have more testosterone than all of them put together,’ she quips.  In truth, Sidney Powell has more testosterone than pretty much any roomful of lawyers, be they men or women.  Writing a book like this more than proves it.  Not only does she take on, by name, prosecutors and former prosecutors who continue to serve in powerful and responsible positions, she is also relentless in criticizing judges before whom she has practiced for years.  Few lawyers have the stones to do this.

 [T]his book should serve as the beginning of a serious conversation about whether our criminal justice system continues to live up to its vaunted reputation.  As citizens of a free society, we all have an important stake in making sure that it does.”