Supreme Court of California
316 P.3d 1199 (2014)
Stephen Randall Glass (plaintiff) worked as a journalist for a well-known magazine while attending law school at night. Glass attained notoriety when it came to light that he had concocted key facts and falsified sources in a number of published articles. When confronted with accusations of dishonesty, Glass undertook elaborate efforts to cover his tracks. In the midst of the ensuing controversy, Glass applied for licensure with the state bar of New York, but did not accurately disclose the full extent of his journalistic misconduct or his efforts to hinder discovery of his falsehoods. Glass withdrew his New York bar application after being informed that he would not pass moral character review. Several years later, while working as a law clerk, Glass applied for bar licensure in California. During California’s moral character review, Glass revealed omissions in his New York bar application and fabrications in other published articles that he had not previously identified. Glass’s application for professional licensure came before the Supreme Court of California.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 221,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.