Matthew Barrett won’t be charged for lying to police; was “embarrassed”

From the Chronicle-Telegram: Former state Rep. Matt Barrett won’t be charged for reportedly lying to police about knowing women in topless photos — one of which he displayed to a high school class last year — found on a state-issued memory stick. Sandusky County Prosecutor Tom Stierwalt found nothing to warrant charges against Barrett, said…

Bush, Dann, WVWV: Breaking the law versus perception and image

Impact. Intent. Perception. Image. When you are in law school, these words take on very specific meanings – they become terms of art in dissecting whether someone has “broken the law” or not. But we know that the legal determination doesn’t necessarily make whatever was done (or not done), acceptable. The determination merely reflects an…