ABA, Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 317, Sixth Edition . A lawyer who would so cooperate could be vulnerable to prosecution for suborning perjury, and disciplinary proceedings, including suspension or disbarment.” Id. As such, a legal defendant does not have a proper to testify falsely on his own behalf or have the help of counsel in doing so. Both the Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and The Law of Lawyering, note that the Supreme Court of the United States disapproved of the narrative method in dictum in Nix v. Whiteside, 475 U.S. 157 .
- Much of the case law is used to prove the existence of a law and never, in contrast to many frequent law jurisdictions, the creation of law.
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