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Stephen Glass, Disgraced Journalist, Not Allowed to Be Lawyer in Calif.

Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 07:32 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Discredited magazine journalist Stephen Glass hasn’t shown through exemplary conduct that he is fit to practice law in California and the state’s Supreme Court ruled he shouldn’t be admitted to the state’s bar.

Glass became well-known when it was revealed in the 1990s that he made up parts of the 42 stories he wrote for such popular publications as Rolling Stone and Harper’s.

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Glass’ attorney argued before the California Supreme Court that Glass had made significant changes and was respected by co-workers as he began the process of becoming an attorney, Reuters said. But the court smacked down that argument, saying his efforts were only to benefit himself.

“Instead of directing his efforts at serving others in the community, much of Glass’ energy since the end of his journalistic career seems to have been directed at advancing his own career and financial and emotional well-being,” the court wrote.

The court opinion also pointed out that Glass filed in New York to be admitted to the bar, but withdrew that filing after he was notified that his “moral character application would be rejected.”

The court opinion laid out page after page of details about the false stories Glass wrote and whether, after he was caught, he was willing to help the magazine editors determine what was true and what wasn’t in his articles. It also highlighted testimony from a mental health professional that Glass has made tremendous strides in learning about himself and changing his behaviors.

“We find it particularly disturbing that at the hearing Glass persisted in claiming that he had made a good faith effort to work with the magazines that published his works,” the court wrote.

The court quoted another case, saying, “Honesty is absolutely fundamental in the practice of law; without it, ‘the profession is worse than valueless in the place it holds in the administration of justice.’ (Menna, supra, 11 Cal.4th at p. 989.)”

The court’s opinion to reject Glass’s application for the California bar was unanimous.

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