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pervert the course of justice

To obstruct law enforcement from successfully, adequately, or quickly discovering who is responsible for a crime and administering justice. After it was discovered that he had tampered with the evidence, the crooked cop was arrested and charged for perverting the course of justice.
See also: course, justice, of

perˌvert the course of ˈjustice

(law) tell a lie or do something in order to prevent the police, etc. from finding out the truth about a crime: He was arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
See also: course, justice, of
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That's why Attorney General John Ashcroft, in another statement that stirred controversy, told Southern Partisan magazine to keep praising Confederate heroes "or else we'll be taught that all these people were giving their lives, subscribing their sacred fortunes and their honor to some perverted agenda.
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Clinton has allowed his perverted sense of the sexual life to dominate him from the day he assumed the presidency.
Clinton's behaviour has reinforced the current culture's perverted misunderstanding of sexual relations: no restraints, no responsibilities, just momentary fun and games.
One of the East End's best underground club nights, Perverted Science leaps back into party action tonight.