Stephen Glass: a right to practice law?

by Walter Olson on December 14, 2011

Jack Shafer sums up the arguments raised in the ongoing litigation about whether the serial New Republic fabulist should be admitted to the California bar. [Reuters]

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1 gitarcarver 12.14.11 at 5:13 pm

Glass should simply argue he is a pathological liar, get a psychologist to certify the diagnosis, and then the bar would be forced to admit him under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Problem solved.

2 John Rohan 12.16.11 at 8:20 am

Back in 1998, the Illinois bar refused to grant Matthew Hale a law license, based on the fact that he was a white supremacist. In 2005, he was sent to prison for soliciting someone to kill a judge. You could say they made the right call in that case, or alternately you could also say that if had been allowed to pursue his career as a lawyer, he wouldn’t have taken a turn for the criminal. There are a lot of possibilities here.

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