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(Yahoo)   Stephen Glass, the disgraced former journalist from the 1990's who was caught completely making up more than 47 "news" stories and magazine articles, is trying to convince California that he'd make a great lawyer   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 29
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2013-11-06 12:41:08 PM
They made a movie of the story starting Anakin Skywalker. The movie was pretty good.
 
2013-11-06 01:04:06 PM
You know if you ever reach a point in your life where even LAWYER consider you to be too dishonest and unethical to be one of THEM?   Its time to a have a serious talk with the guy in the mirror.

All kidding aside, Lawyer do go through some extremely strict "character and fitness" reviews at the time they take the Bar and even things most people consider pretty minor, like too many speeding tickets, can trip you up and DQ you in many states.   I was in Illinois when there was a looming 1st amendment donnybrook brewing over the sate bar's refusal to admit avowed white supremacist Matthew Hale on the grounds that his stated views would make it impossible for him to zealously and fair represent all clients he might potentially have regardless of race.   Of course Matty made all that moot when he ordered a hit on federal judge he didn't like and an FBI informant happened to be in the room wearing a wire.

Since I had a friend in law school was was an ex "made" member of the Chicago Outfit (mob) I learned that there are actually two states in the union where a prior felony conviction is not an automatic disqualifier  (KY and Alaska if you are curious)
 
2013-11-06 01:13:48 PM
What does his brother Ira say?
 
2013-11-06 01:21:12 PM

vernonFL: They made a movie of the story starting Anakin Skywalker. The movie was pretty good.


This. It was pretty good.
 
2013-11-06 01:22:35 PM
once, around 3rd or 4th grade, i had procrastinated so long on reading a book and doing a book report that on the last day i completely invented a book & author, wrote a book report based on what i had made up in my head, and got an "A" on it.
 
2013-11-06 01:25:52 PM
Why doesn't he become an author instead? He's got experience writing fiction and it's likely that the people who published his biography would be interested.
 
2013-11-06 01:28:50 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: vernonFL: They made a movie of the story starting Anakin Skywalker. The movie was pretty good.

This. It was pretty good.


Also teaches proper use of commas in sentences. (always two)
 
2013-11-06 01:30:18 PM

somedude210: What does his brother Ira say?


I don't know, but his brother Philip composed a tune about it.
 
gad
2013-11-06 01:32:07 PM
Maybe he can get a letter of recommendation from Rand Paul. Or you know, just write it himself.
 
2013-11-06 01:32:17 PM

talkertopc: Why doesn't he become an author instead? He's got experience writing fiction and it's likely that the people who published his biography would be interested.


If I recall he tried that and failed miserably-not because the writing wasn;t good, apparently it was but because the subject of his novel,   The Fabulist, was about a reporter who made up the stories he was reporting, and that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
 
2013-11-06 01:36:47 PM
I'm not normally one to push the "all lawyers are scum" angle, but somehow I doubt he'd rate all that low on the morality and ethics scale among California lawyers.
 
2013-11-06 01:43:57 PM

Magorn: talkertopc: Why doesn't he become an author instead? He's got experience writing fiction and it's likely that the people who published his biography would be interested.

If I recall he tried that and failed miserably-not because the writing wasn;t good, apparently it was but because the subject of his novel,   The Fabulist, was about a reporter who made up the stories he was reporting, and that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.


guy needs a pseudonym, then.
 
2013-11-06 01:46:48 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: vernonFL: They made a movie of the story starting Anakin Skywalker. The movie was pretty good.

This. It was pretty good.


That is one of my all time favorite movies* and one of the few I actually liked Hayden Christensen in.

*49th out of 50 counts as one of the all time favorites right?
 
2013-11-06 01:49:11 PM
He'd only make a good one if they didn't catch him making it up.  A lawyer has to be good at lying, and not get caught at it.
 
2013-11-06 01:57:25 PM
Why didn't he just get a job at the Daily Mail?
 
2013-11-06 01:59:53 PM
Wasn't he Jan Brady's boyfriend?
 
2013-11-06 02:06:16 PM
www.law.miami.edu

Approves.

/Totally and completely obscure, except maybe to German historians.
 
2013-11-06 02:27:18 PM
I am still having trouble believing that The New Republic (or Rolling Stone for that matter) would have problems with an author making up facts. Singling him out for what they all do? What, didn't he tow the party line with his lies?
 
2013-11-06 02:53:05 PM
Hey Terence!
Yes, Philip?
Did you hear what happened when California heard this guy's music?
No, what?
They sh*t their pants.
Ah ha ha haha ha.
cdn2.screenjunkies.com
 
2013-11-06 03:45:18 PM
Isn't "making shiat up" an important part of a Lawyer's job?
 
2013-11-06 04:16:33 PM

rugman11: [www.law.miami.edu image 125x150]

Approves.

/Totally and completely obscure, except maybe to German historians.


fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net
/utterly, completely obscure, even to historians
//seems kind of pointless to post utterly obscure references but hey, if it's a thing, count me in
 
2013-11-06 05:13:19 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: rugman11: [www.law.miami.edu image 125x150]

Approves.

/Totally and completely obscure, except maybe to German historians.

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 160x160]
/utterly, completely obscure, even to historians
//seems kind of pointless to post utterly obscure references but hey, if it's a thing, count me in


You're right, is it pointless.  I should have just made it not obscure.

His name is David Abraham, a former Princeton history professor who lost his job back in the 1980s for fabricating quotations in his book (which he blamed on sloppy note-taking and bad German).  He left the profession and became a lawyer.  Now he's a fairly prominent law professor at Miami.

It's just a story that's always stuck with me since grad school.
 
2013-11-06 05:33:31 PM

mutterfark: Wasn't he Jan Brady's boyfriend?


Naw that was his brother george who worked at the phone company.
 
2013-11-06 06:52:10 PM
With moral and ethics like that I would think he would make an excellent Attorney General for this Obama administration.

The only thing that might hold him back is his fondness for Crackers.
 
2013-11-06 07:33:47 PM
Farkers,  need I remind that Orly Taitz, DDS, is a member of the bar in California.
 
2013-11-07 09:07:40 AM

mikeray: With moral and ethics like that I would think he would make an excellent Attorney General for this Obama administration.

The only thing that might hold him back is his fondness for Crackers.


Another reason (the main one) I gave up Total Fark.

Thanks for the reminder, asshole.
 
2013-11-07 11:56:10 AM
"Jounrnos" kicked him out, lawyers don't want him.  Used car salesman?
 
2013-11-07 12:10:07 PM
Not involved with, but there at that time for  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_buffalo_incident
 
2013-11-07 10:19:46 PM

Madbassist1: mikeray: With moral and ethics like that I would think he would make an excellent Attorney General for this Obama administration.

The only thing that might hold him back is his fondness for Crackers..

Another reason (the main one) I gave up Total Fark.

Thanks for the reminder, asshole.


You sound very poor
 
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