Disgraced Reporter's Bar Snub Raises Transparency Issues

Law360, San Diego (January 29, 2014, 8:21 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court’s Monday decision rejecting disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass’ bid for admission to the state bar reaffirms a historically high burden on law applicants whose moral character is debatable, but some lawyers say the case raises concerns about the transparency and fairness of admissibility standards for applicants with blemished pasts.

The state’s high court disagreed with the State Bar Court’s recommendation to permit Glass to join the bar more than a decade after he had fabricated dozens of articles for national publications, holding...
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