Fabricator Won't Get Bar License

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The state Supreme Court said Stephen Glass, who made up parts of more than 40 news articles in the 1990s, hasn't met the standard for admission.

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    Far too often State Bar Associations and the Supreme Courts of the various States are left to make determinations over moral character and fitness to practice in advance of someone actually engaging in conduct that would be a violation of the law. Trying to predict what one would do in the future based on what is before them on the record is at odds with human nature in that many lawyers who have been admitted have become the biggest thieves and liars as evidenced by the attorneys of the largest and most prestigious firms in the country being disbarred for their misconduct.And to make matters worse, there is no mechanism for federal review of these mistakes in judgment resulting in a loss of the Constitutional "pursuit of happiness" that we are supposed to have as citizens of this nation.

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    Hear, hear gtrigger

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    "The ruling today vindicates the idea that honesty is of paramount importance in the practice of law in California," State Bar President Luis Rodriguez....While Mr. Rodriguez comment is to be lauded, it also got a horse laugh.

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