Monday, January 26, 2015

Harvard Law Professors Support Alan Dershowitz Against Sex-Abuse Allegation

Alan Dershowitz
Three dozen Harvard law professors have come to the defense of Alan M. Dershowitz, an emeritus professor at the university’s law school, as he stands accused in court filings of having had sex with a minor in a high-profile sex scandal, The Boston Globe reports.

In a statement released on Friday, the 36 lawyers—who include such prominent figures as Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Laurence H. Tribe—take issue with how the sex-abuse accusation was brought against Mr. Dershowitz, in a lawsuit in which he has been unable to defend himself because he is not a named party.

The Harvard professors’ statement says they “are particularly troubled by the legal setting in which the recent attacks against Professor Dershowitz were made,” arguing that he has “been accused in a setting seemingly designed to deny him any effective opportunity to respond.”  (more...)


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