Frank and Fearless Honesty

, New York Law Journal

Jed S. Rakoff, a judge in the Southern District of New York, remarked at the 2010 presentation of the New York City Bar's Henry L. Stimson Medals to Outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys: It takes honesty and courage to follow where, and only where, the evidence leads, regardless of public opinion, personal beliefs, sheer exhaustion or anything else but the pursuit of the truth. And never was this need for total honesty more essential than today, when the power of every AUSA is perhaps greater than it has ever been in history.

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