Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz Esq.
August 2005: "Research Interests
- Criminal Law
Subject Areas for Supervising Written Work
- Civil Liberties
- Criminal Law
- Jewish Law
Subject Areas for Accepting Press Inquiries
- Litigation/Trials/Criminal Process
- Brooklyn College A.B. 1959
- Yale Law School LL.B. 1962...
- Dershowitz, Alan M. Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age (Little Brown 2002).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge (Yale University Press 2002).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. Letters to a Young Lawyer (Basic Books 2001).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 (Oxford University Press 2001).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. The Genesis of Justice: Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice That Led to the Ten Commandments and Modern Law (Warner Books 2000).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. Just Revenge (Warner Books, Inc. 1999).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis (Basic Books 1998).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. The Vanishing American Jew: In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century (Little, Brown & Co. 1997).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. Reasonable Doubts: the O.J. Simpson Case and the Criminal Justice System (Simon & Schuster 1996).
- Dershowitz, Alan M. The Abuse Excuse (Little, Brown & Co. 1994).
November 2008: 'Mr. Spitzer feels that he has paid for his "sins," as he put it. His description of prostitution as sinful carefully positions the buying of a woman for sexual use within the realm of tawdry scandals rather than the harmful sexual exploitation that it actually is. Although Mr. Spitzer apologized to New Yorkers, his friend, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, has said the governor's use of prostitutes is "no big deal."'http://www.newsweek.com/id/168395
July 2008: "A team of American trial lawyers sharpened their arguments Thursday that the Bank of New York Mellon should be held civilly liable for $22.5 billion in damages under United States law for a money-laundering scandal in the late 1990s that helped undermine the Russian economy.... Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor, prepared an affidavit in support of the plaintiffs..."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/04/business/worldbusiness/04bony.html
August 2007: He has engaged in a long-running feud with Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, a strong supporter of Israel. He has charged Dershowitz with appropriating other scholars' findings; Dershowitz was similarly skeptical of the legitimacy of Finkelstein's work when asked by DePaul to comment on his application for tenure, the academic equivalent of a lifetime job guarantee.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-depaul28aug28,0,7661996.story
December 2006: Since then, the controversy has only grown. In a widely published commentary last weekend, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz wrote that Carter's 'use of the loaded word 'apartheid,' suggesting an analogy to the hated policies of South Africa, is especially outrageous.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/06/AR2006120602171.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Student/Trainee (past or present) Brooklyn College Organization Aug 7, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Harvard University Organization Aug 7, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Yale University Organization Aug 7, 2006 Opponent (past or present) Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein Ph.D. Person Aug 31, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 31, 2011 Is terrorism against Israel really more justified than terrorism against Norway?
QUOTE: Norway is the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel country in Europe today.
Aish HaTorah Nov 10, 2008 Prosecuting Johns: Why allowing Eliot Spitzer to break the law is a mistake.
QUOTE: Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigned in March 2008 after it was discovered that he had used women in prostitution...Last week, we learned that the former prosecutor will not be prosecuted for breaking the law.
Newsweek Jul 04, 2008 Lawyers Press Russian Case Against a U.S. Bank
QUOTE: A team of American trial lawyers sharpened their arguments Thursday that the Bank of New York Mellon should be held civilly liable for $22.5 billion in damages under United States law for a money-laundering scandal in the late 1990s that helped undermine the Russian economy.
New York Times Aug 28, 2007 DePaul pulls plug on controversial professor: Course cancelled a week before class
QUOTE: According to the norms of academia, a professor denied tenure has the right to a final year of teaching at the university that turns him down. The watchdog of those rights is the American Association of University Professors, the umbrella organization of college teachers, which can censure a school found in violation of its ground rules. Such a finding also can be the preliminary to a lawsuit against the university by the faculty member.
Chicago Tribune Jun 09, 2007 Celebrity Justice Cuts Both Ways for Paris Hilton
QUOTE: The national obsession with celebrity collided head-on with the more serious issue of the equal application of justice on Friday, as a judge sent the socialite Paris Hilton back to jail some 36 hours after she was released for an unspecified medical problem.
New York Times Jan 08, 2007 Ex-President for Sale
QUOTE: Carter is saying that no objective journalist or politician could actually believe that America’s support for Israel is based on moral and strategic considerations and not on their own financial self-interest....It now turns out that the shoe is precisely on the other foot. Recent disclosures prove that it is Carter who has been bought and paid for by anti-Israel Arab and Islamic money.
Gather.com Dec 07, 2006 Carter Book on Israel 'Apartheid' Sparks Bitter Debate: Scholar Resigns From Ga. Center
QUOTE: '[Carter's book] concludes that "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land." Kenneth W. Stein, a professor at Emory University, accused Carter of factual errors, omissions and plagiarism in the book.'
Washington Post Jul 19, 2006 Arithmetic of Pain
QUOTE: While Israel does everything reasonable to minimize civilian casualties -- not always with success -- Hezbollah and Hamas want to maximize civilian casualties on both sides....This misuse of civilians as shields and swords requires a reassessment of the laws of war. The distinction between combatants and civilians -- easy when combatants were uniformed members of armies that fought on battlefields distant from civilian centers -- is more difficult in the present context.
Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) Feb 22, 2006 Embattled Harvard President To Resign
QUOTE: Lawrence H. Summers, the president of Harvard University, announced yesterday that he will resign his post, bringing to close a stormy tenure in which the former Treasury secretary made impolitic remarks about women, alienated many black professors and repeatedly clashed with the faculty...
Washington Post Aug 01, 2005 The Vatican's Terrorism Omission
QUOTE: Unless a country is absolutely flawless in its response to terrorism, the Vatican will not condemn terrorism against its civilian citizens. This seems to justify the killing of civilians as a protest against violation of international law.
FrontPageMagazine.com May 12, 2005 GOP Seeks More Curbs On Courts: Sensenbrenner Proposes An Inspector General
QUOTE: Although DeLay made the issue a party signature, House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) has quietly been pursuing a court-oversight agenda for years...
Washington Post Aug 13, 2004 Thoughts on the Law Addressing Bad Federal Judges: Self-Policing Isn't Working, But Is There a Good Alternative?
QUOTE: Under our Constitution, impeaching judges is extremely difficult. And in practice, the federal statute that attempts to address the situation of judges who are bad - but not corrupt - has been less than effective.
Findlaw Jan 09, 2003 Ends, means and barbarity: torture in the United States
QUOTE: Torture has been outlawed in all circumstances everywhere. But global terrorism may be leading America to bend the rules.
Economist Nov 04, 2002 Treatment of Israel strikes an alien note
QUOTE: The intergalactic visitor would wonder what this pariah nation, Israel, must have done to deserve this unique form of economic capital punishment.
National Post Dec 17, 2001 National ID Card Gaining Support
QUOTE: The nation's new consciousness of terrorism, a product of both the fear and anger engendered by Sept. 11, has markedly changed the way Americans think about security, surveillance and their civil liberties. For many people, the trade-off of less privacy for more security now seems reasonable.
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