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Justice Stevens and “Truth”


“I can see myself as a conservative, to tell you the truth, a judicial conservative.”  Thus spoke Justice Stevens yesterday in an interview with Jan Crawford Greenburg of ABC News.  I hope to provide a comprehensive response to Stevens’s assertion soon.  For now, I will limit myself to the observation that “to tell you the truth” appears to be a verbal tic that often signifies that the speaker is delivering a whopper of a lie.

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