By Larry Klayman WND August 11, 2017
It's a bit like the famous television show "Perry Mason" of my youth. An idealistic criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason, representing innocent clients, takes on week in and week out the same prosecutor, Hamilton Burger, and wins every time by miraculously exposing the truth through hard-hitting and clever cross examination and other tactics.
Over the years, my experiences with the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), against whom I have faced off nearly a hundred times, reminds me of this great legal series.
But unlike the prosecutor in "Perry Mason," who by and large honestly believed that the state was right to prosecute, the lawyers in the Federal Programs Branch — which is charged with defending government officials and agencies in not just Freedom of Information Act cases, but other more complicated litigation — from my experience do not really care whether their clients are telling the truth or obeying the law.........Continue Reading.....