Intellectual honesty is a virtue not only in academia, but anywhere people are sane. Alan Dershowitz just dynamited any claim to his with the following four tweets. CNN reported a few days back that Dershowitz didn’t want to join Trump’s impeachment defense team, initially. One can only assume that Trump gave him the Leprechaun’s pot for him to sell his soul like this in public.

If Dershowitz has any trouble finding, “criminal like behavior akin to treason and bribery” in the actions of Donald Trump, he will be the only one.

Now personally I think that if Trump would just pull random names out of the Martindale-Hubbell directory of attorneys that he’d probably get a better defense team — at least he’d get no worse.

This next one is my favorite.

Sophistry is “the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.” This is exactly who Dershowitz and the others are, a bunch of sophists, who are putting together every false argument that they can, just as long as it might sound good to the uninformed, in the hopes that they can bullshit their way to a plausible sounding acquittal. You heard soundbites, not law, in the Senate today. There’s no defense there, just talking points. Well, one thing is for certain: Dershowitz isn’t going to be getting any invitations on Martha’s Vineyard after this. Maybe he can just start his own colony of expatriot shysters on Belize, or the like. It’s absolutely true that everything Trump touches dies. The latest apple to fall from the tree, rotted, is former Professor Dershowitz.

 

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8 Comments on "From Scholar To Shyster, Alan Dershowitz Does Revisionist Law, Disowns His ‘1998 Off-the-Cuff Interview’"

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Cherl Harrell
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Trump doesn’t have the wherewithal to know how to choose a lawyer. All he cares about is how they look and sound on tv. Oh, how the mighty have fallen, now Dershowitz is on the level of the rest of the Trump entourage.

elna benoit
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Dershowitz had already morally sunk to the slime-level of the tRumpists when he became Epstein’s enabler and accomplice. Nothing like putting your talents and education to work for a child-sex trafficker.

p j evans
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He’s also ignoring that GAO ruling that Himself DID break the law. And all the witnesses who have said he was trying to get a personal favor from Ukraine, which is also illegal.

p j evans
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The House managers are *competent*.

brakester
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I saw an interview with Dershowitz, where he tried every which way to downplay his participation in the hearings. He looked very nervous!

dana fairfield
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Shorter Dershowitz: Clinton had not committed a crime, but we wanted to convict, so an actually crime is not necessary. Trump has likely committed crimes, but we want to acquit, so an actual crime is necessary.

Avid99
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Dirtywizard has proven one thing—that lawyers will lie more than a sailor on shore leave as long as the defendant shoves big bucks into their pockets.

dana fairfield
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Too bad so many lawyers use their well-honed skills to obfuscate rather than clarify.