Journalism

Ex-Journalist Steven Glass' Bid to Become a Lawyer Fails

California won't grant scandal-written writer a license

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Disgraced ex-journalist Stephen Glass' dream of becoming a California lawyer has been shattered, at least for the foreseeable future.

The California Supreme Court on Monday rejected Glass's bid to secure a State Bar license, concluding he has not overcome the stain of his tarnished and infamous past as a journalist who fabricated stories for prominent publications in the late 1990s.

Glass has been pursuing a law license for years, arguing that he deserves a second chance in a new profession after his much-publicized fall for concocting bogus accounts for magazines such as the New Republic and Rolling Stone. Glass's journalistic exploits led to a book and a movie, "Shattered Glass."