Supreme Court Ruling Could Protect Santos From Prosecution
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- The effort to punish New York Republican Rep.-elect George Santos for his many falsehoods during the 2022 campaign could be hamstrung by a decade-old legal precedent in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that lying is constitutionally protected even when it involves officeholders.
- Santos admitted this week that he lied about a number of details of his biography, including where he attended college and his alleged employment history with high-profile Wall Street firms.
Santos, the first openly gay non-incumbent Republican elected to the House, also has been accused of lying about his religion, family history, and sexual orientation, although he’s defended some of those assertions from criticism.
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