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The California Supreme Court was right to reject Stephen Glass
The California Supreme Court was right to reject Stephen Glass

Gotta admit, I was rooting for Stephen Glass in his quest to be admitted to the California bar. I had trouble grasping how a disgraced "wunderkind" journalist who made up or falsely embellished some 40 magazine stories in the late-1990s could not be considered rehabilitated after abjectly apologizing, undergoing 12 years of psychotherapy, attending law school, working as a law clerk, providing free legal aid to homeless clients and generally reinventing himself as an upstanding citizen. But after reading the California Supreme Court’s harsh 33-page decision refusing Glass’s request, with its reminders about the stories he made up, I can’t say I disagree with...

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