Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz probably surprised and offended a great many people when he testified before the House Judiciary Committee in 1998: "I believe that no felony is committed more frequently in this country than the genre of perjury and false statements. Perjury during civil depositions and trials is so endemic that a respected appellate judge once observed that 'experienced lawyers say that, in large cities, scarcely a trial occurs in which some witness does not lie.' He quoted a wag to the effect that cases often are decided 'according to the preponderance of perjury.'" (http://www.constitution.org/lrev/dershowitz_test_981201.htm)
But he didn't surprise attorneys.
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