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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    No way.

    For one: it's just an allegation at the moment.

    Have you read the reported 'situation' as she's filed suit? She claims she was kept as a sex slave by a billionaire and forced to have sex with men on his yacht all the time. Supposedly Dersh wsa one of the guys.

    If there's any slight drop of evidence it will go to court - and only if he's found guilty of these charges [along with the billionaire and god knows who else] then would it seem just to punish him in response.
    I think Prince Andrew should be suspended too since he's being tarred with the same brush
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I think Prince Andrew should be suspended too since he's being tarred with the same brush
    I wonder if Queen Liz will suspend him from his busy duties launching ships and paying for his daughters' ugly hats?
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    So do you feel that it is right for NFL players to be suspended for mere allegations only? Do you feel that NFL players should be held to a higher standard of conduct than a high profile person such as Dershowitz?
    No - I don't think it's right for anyone to be suspended for mere allegations [because anyone - at any time - can allege anything against someone] UNLESS those allegations directly relate to their job performance.

    Like - a school teacher being accused of child molestation. I'd be in full support of suspending them from duty as a school teacher because it directly relates to their daily job activities.

    So for an NFL player to be suspended the allegations would have to directly relate to their position as a sports figure. [harming another player - juicing - etc]
    For a lawyer to be suspended the allegations would have to directly relate to their position as a lawyer. [having a liaison with the judge - etc]
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It is alleged that Alan Dershowitz had sex with a minor, a felony. Dershowitz is a prominent public figure, he regularly appears on major network media as an expert, is a prominent and very vocal supporter of Israel, and is a high profile, liberal Jewish lawyer. Because he such a prominent public figure, he serves as a role model for youth.

    The think is this, NFL players are suspended for mere allegations of misconduct, and the reason given is that it is because they are public figures and therefore serve as role models for youth. However, although it is not officially stated, there is also the perception among the public that black NFL players are thugs which the NFL is trying to combat which is why they have implemented such harsh punishment for mere allegations.

    The question is therefore this, should not Alan Dershowitz be temporarily suspended from the practice of law since he is such a high profile public figure? Or is it that the underlying negative racial stereotypes about black NFL players have resulted in double standards?

    If the story of the allegations are true, it's disgusting and all involved should be in jail. I think while it is being investigated he should be temporarily suspended from practicing law. I can't stand lawyers who defend people like Epstein, and while that's not a crime it just shows what kind of a person he is.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It is alleged that Alan Dershowitz had sex with a minor, a felony. Dershowitz is a prominent public figure, he regularly appears on major network media as an expert, is a prominent and very vocal supporter of Israel, and is a high profile, liberal Jewish lawyer. Because he such a prominent public figure, he serves as a role model for youth.

    The think is this, NFL players are suspended for mere allegations of misconduct, and the reason given is that it is because they are public figures and therefore serve as role models for youth. However, although it is not officially stated, there is also the perception among the public that black NFL players are thugs which the NFL is trying to combat which is why they have implemented such harsh punishment for mere allegations.

    The question is therefore this, should not Alan Dershowitz be temporarily suspended from the practice of law since he is such a high profile public figure? Or is it that the underlying negative racial stereotypes about black NFL players have resulted in double standards?
    The answer is still no, you have failed to show the double standard and have used two examples that have nothing to do with each other.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You're the one who keeps posting that Dershowitz is Jewish. Lizzie has nothing to do with what you keep posting. Own your posts.
    Yes I said it and will continue to say it. Yes he is Jewish. And while you have a problem with me noting that, you don't appear to have the same problem when I note black NFL players. It is noteworthy that he is a high profile Jewish lawyer because Jewish lawyers such as Dershowitz and Lanny Davis have a reputation, well deserved I might add, for being some of the best lawyers that can be found. Therefore it is suitable to note that Davis is a Jewish lawyer, because the public has a very different image of a high profile Jewish lawyer than a BLACK NFL player.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Dershowitz is a role model for who specifically?
    Deshowitz is a very public figure who has been very vocal in his support of liberal causes and in his support of Israel. He is very frequently seen on major network TV to give expert opinion. As such, he is a powerful influence on public opinion, and is one of the few people that has influenced my thinking on some issues. He is a very intelligent person. Therefore he is most certainly, because of his very visible public role, a role model for youth.

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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I wonder if Queen Liz will suspend him from his busy duties launching ships and paying for his daughters' ugly hats?
    A few bad hats has to be expected of the two young ladies with Andrew and Fergie as their parents/role models. It's a testament to their inner strength that they aren't both drug addled suicides by now.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Yes I said it and will continue to say it. Yes he is Jewish. And while you have a problem with me noting that, you don't appear to have the same problem when I note black NFL players. It is noteworthy that he is a high profile Jewish lawyer because Jewish lawyers such as Dershowitz and Lanny Davis have a reputation, well deserved I might add, for being some of the best lawyers that can be found. Therefore it is suitable to note that Davis is a Jewish lawyer, because the public has a very different image of a high profile Jewish lawyer than a BLACK NFL player.



    Deshowitz is a very public figure who has been very vocal in his support of liberal causes and in his support of Israel. He is very frequently seen on major network TV to give expert opinion. As such, he is a powerful influence on public opinion, and is one of the few people that has influenced my thinking on some issues. He is a very intelligent person. Therefore he is most certainly, because of his very visible public role, a role model for youth.
    So what does him being Jewish have to do with anything? If he was a Christian lawyer, would that be any different?

    Supporting Israel makes him a role model for young American children? Interesting. Never heard that one before. Is growing up to support Israel something that many American youth aspire to? And do they get to practice support of Israel in a team sport? How much money does one make supporting Israel? By the way, I have kids. They all watch football. None of them watch TV to get people's opinions on Israel. Maybe your kids are avid watchers of Israeli opinion providers. I can't name a single one myself.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    A few bad hats has to be expected of the two young ladies with Andrew and Fergie as their parents/role models. It's a testament to their inner strength that they aren't both drug addled suicides by now.
    Or avid toe suckers.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    What do you mean?
    What is the proof he did anything wrong?

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