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Calif. court to consider journalist’s attorney bid

November 4, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court is set to consider whether to grant a law license to a man who left the journalism profession after he was caught fabricating magazine articles.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1an3L46) that the court will take up Stephen Glass’ bid for admission to the state bar on Wednesday. Glass passed the California bar exam back in 2009.

Glass’ ethical lapses at The New Republic in the late 1990s were the subject of a Hollywood movie, “Shattered Glass.”

In court papers, he and his attorneys say he is reformed and deserves a second chance.

State bar lawyers, however, disagree. They say Glass does not meet the character requirements needed for admission to the bar.

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