Alan Dershowitz

Ted Cruz questioning of Ketanji Brown Jackson was ‘absurd’, his former Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz says

Ted Cruz’s former law teacher Alan Dershowitz has called the Texas senator’s questioning of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson "absurd".At Ms Jackson’s confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Mr Cruz asked how she could determine standing to challenge a gender-based rule given she could not define what a woman is, adding what would happen if he changed his race as easily as changing genders."Tell me, does that same principle apply to other protected characteristics? For example, I’m a Hispanic man. Could I decide I was an Asian man?" Mr Cruz asked."Would I have the ability to be an Asian...
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Netflix, Alan Dershowitz Drop Claims Over Jeffrey Epstein Docuseries

Netflix and Alan Dershowitz have agreed to drop dueling claims over Filthy Rich, a docuseries exploring convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who is now deceased. Dershowitz dismissed his defamation lawsuit, while Netflix and series producer Leroy & Morton Productions dismissed their counterclaims against the Harvard Law professor accusing him of trying to chill their free speech rights, according to a joint motion filed Friday in Florida federal court.More from The Hollywood ReporterPamela Anderson Says Netflix Doc Is Two Parts "So Far," Will Follow Turn as Roxie in 'Chicago''Stranger Things' Season 4 First-Look Photos Revealed by NetflixNetflix Tries to Monetize Password Sharing,...

Vaccine mandate issue 'very much in flux,' says Alan Dershowitz

WASHINGTON (TND) — Following the Supreme Court ending President Joe Biden's nationwide mandate for businesses, the debate for vaccines and mask mandates continues as employers establish their own set of rules demanding vaccines, masks, and COVID tests. According to a new survey by Gartner, 30% of employers currently are...

Alan Dershowitz Smacks Down ‘Absurd’ Theory Kamala Harris Will Replace Breyer: ‘Can’t Vote to Confirm Herself’

Attorney Alan Dershowitz called any notion that Vice President Kamala Harris will be nominated to replace Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court “absurd.”. News that Breyer will step down broke on Tuesday, although the long-serving jurist has not yet released a statement about it. President Joe Biden vowed on the campaign trail in 2020 that should he have the opportunity to nominate a justice, he would choose a Black woman.

BBC boss says personal error to blame for Alan Dershowitz interview

BBC director general Tim Davie has said personal error was to blame for the broadcaster interviewing Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyer last month. Alan Dershowitz was interviewed shortly after Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of trafficking young girls to late US financier Epstein. Mr Dershowitz himself has been accused of sexual...

BBC Director General Tim Davie Blames Personal Error Not Financial Cuts For Heavily-Criticized Alan Dershowitz Interview

BBC Director General Tim Davie has blamed personal error rather than swingeing cuts to its news team for last month’s heavily-criticized Alan Dershowitz interview, which came immediately after the guilty Ghislaine Maxwell verdict. Questioned by a UK House of Lords Committee on what was to blame, Davie put the mistake down to a lack of due diligence carried out by the show’s planner and poor research, after the BBC failed to mention that Dershowitz has been accused of historic sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Giuffre has previously sued Dershowitz for defamation, which he subsequently counter-sued. Dershowitz, who has...
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Desmond Tutu’s vision of peace and reconciliation knew no bounds, but Alan Dershowitz dissents

Tributes to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died in South Africa on Dec. 26 at 90, flowed around the globe. Former president Barack Obama tweeted that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was “a mentor, a friend, and a moral compass for me and so many others.” Tutu was a “universal spirit,” he added, “grounded in the struggle for liberation and justice in his own country, but also concerned with injustice everywhere.”