SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Attorneys for a former journalist who became the subject of a Hollywood movie after being caught fabricating magazine articles in the late 1990s say the State Bar of California is wrongly demanding that he take “a vow of poverty'' in order to practice law in state.
Stephen Glass, whose ethical missteps at The New Republic were recounted in the film “Shattered Glass,'' is challenging a bar committee's decision to deny him a law license.
An independent state bar court has ruled in his favor, saying the committee incorrectly concluded that Glass had not proven he was trustworthy.
In a brief filed with the California Supreme Court Tuesday, his attorneys say the committee wrongly suggests that Glass should have foregone profits from his book chronicling his conduct as a reporter.
Glass passed the state bar exam in 2009.