San Jose Mercury News legal affairs writer Howard Mintz has a really good piece about the next chapter in Stephen Glass‘ long, bumpy road to full professional redemption. It’s happening Wednesday at California Supreme Court in San Francisco.
Glass, for lack of a better analogy, is the Michael Vick of long-form journalism. Since Vick is back in the NFL, perhaps it’s time to allow Glass to finally gain access to the California Bar. In this case, he’s not even to return to the same profession:
The Bar opposes granting a license, arguing that Glass does not meet the “moral character” standards required of lawyers. But two State Bar court decisions have sided with his right to a license, and supporters – from two Washington, D.C., judges to one of the New Republic editors he most defrauded – have vouched for his reformation.