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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Well you are consistent and if you believe that, I cannot defend against your position.
    What's there to defend?

    Do you think it would be just for some schlepper off the street to accuse you of a crime and then have that immediately - upon that accusation being presented - have that uppend YOUR career?

    It's absurd to suggest that we punish people before they're even given the opportunity to defend their self legally. It really would just aid in libel and slander by putting far too much strength in the 'false accusations' department.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That is the point. NFL players are suspended for mere allegations.
    I don't agree with that, but that just impacts your contract. There may be no legal issues associated with it at all eventually.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What was Dershowitz arrested for?
    Who said he was arrested.

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    Or do you think being accused in a lawsuit is the same thing as an arrest.
    No I don't. Do you think that being arrested means that you are guilty?

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    By the way, you do know that Rice and Peterson were arrested, yes? For crimes, by the police.
    Yes I know that. Do you think that being arrested for a crime means that you are guilty of a crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Crimes caught on camera. Crimes with photographic evidence of victims.
    I really don't think you want to attempt to try the case here in this forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not lawsuits by Jane Doe #3.
    Ok, let's look at it like that. Let me ask you this, what if Dershowitz is arrested for having sex with a minor. Do you think that he should then be suspended from the practice of law?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    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.
    Actually I really used to look up to Dershowitz until he got Finkelstein fired. It was at that point I realized the type of person that he is. That said, he is a lawyer and what you mentioned is the type of thing that they do. However I agree, it is disgusting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Who said he was arrested.



    No I don't. Do you think that being arrested means that you are guilty?



    Yes I know that. Do you think that being arrested for a crime means that you are guilty of a crime?



    I really don't think you want to attempt to try the case here in this forum.



    Ok, let's look at it like that. Let me ask you this, what if Dershowitz is arrested for having sex with a minor. Do you think that he should then be suspended from the practice of law?
    Let me know when Dershowitz is arrested for anything. Rice was arrested...his crime was caught on camera. He admitted to wrongdoing. He pled out. He can come back to the NFL. Peterson's son's injuries were photographed. Peterson admitted to hitting him. It's against the law to inflict injuries on your child. It's against the law to assault your fiancée in an elevator. So as soon as Dershowitz has been arrested and/or admits to wrongdoing, and there is evidence that he committed a crime, he should be punished. Until then, your failed attempt to compare him to NFL players is just that...failed.

    PS Being Jewish isn't a crime either.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    It does appear to me that you want to defend Dershowitz.

    That does not take away from the point is that NFL players, as well as Dershowitz are both public figures are role models, and should be held to the same standards of behavior. And again, if anything, Dershowitz should be held to a higher standard.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
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    Might want to edit those out.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Actually I really used to look up to Dershowitz until he got Finkelstein fired. It was at that point I realized the type of person that he is. That said, he is a lawyer and what you mentioned is the type of thing that they do. However I agree, it is disgusting.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    What are you talking about? No one said it should be the law of the land to suspend someone from the practice of law for mere allegations. Please make some sense.



    No that is a distortion. What I am saying is that the NFL has adopted the harsh policy of suspending NFL players for mere allegations in order to combat the image in the mind of the public that black NFL players are thugs. The reason however is that it is because NFL players are public figures and role models and should therefore be held to a higher standard. My point is that if that is the case, a public figure and role model such as Alan Dershowitz should be held to the same high standards, and given who he is and how intelligent he is, one would expect that he would be held to a higher standard.



    So? The harsh NFL policy was the result of public outrage. Why doesn't the public expect Mr Dershowitz to be held to the same standard as NFL players.
    You keep repeating that same nonsense that black NFL players are seen as "thugs" while also calling them "role models". The two images are exact opposites and even you should "get" that. When asked for a supporting link (to NFL players being perceived as thugs) you produced a single opinion piece about a single player (Sherman?) who was never accused of any crime and that was not suspended - one would assume only because that single story hit on a Google search of NFL player + thug.

    The NFL personnel policy CHANGE was adopted because the NFL was facing (reasonable?) public objection to letting violent criminals (domestic and child abusers) play for NFL teams while suspending folks for merely smoking weed (facing no criminal charges at all) - which even you must admit made no sense (weed is not a performance enhancing drug). The NFL sells image, gets huge advertising (media) revenue and those NFL players are their front line representatives, therefore the NFL seeks to present the appearance of caring about their player's personal conduct both on and off the playing field.
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    Re: Should Alan Dershowitz be suspended from the practice of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Might want to edit those out.
    THanks- I hadn't even noticed when I was doing my search.
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