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  • Alan Dershowitz on $400M Payment to Iran: 'We Shouldn't Be Doing That'

    08/06/2016 11:01:44 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 5 | Todd Beamon
    Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV on Friday that President Barack Obama had "absolutely" no way of justifying the $400 million cash payment to Tehran in return for four American hostages — especially since a video surfaced this week in Iranian media showing an unmarked plane and a pallet of cash. "The fact that it was done secretly," the Harvard Law School professor emeritus told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "The fact that we allowed Iran to now, essentially, extort us by asking to have it done in secret and then announcing it in public — putting the United States in...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Kaine’s Boycott of Netanyahu a ‘Mark Against’ Candidate

    07/25/2016 3:12:31 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Alan Dershowitz, a staunch Democrat and emeritus law professor at Harvard University, stated in an interview on Sunday that the decision by Hillary Clinton’s vice president pick, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was a “mark against” the candidate. Still, Dershowitz maintained that the Clinton-Kaine ticket was “far better for America and for Israel” then the Donald Trump and Mike Pence ticket. Dershowitz also sounded off about the decision by Kaine and other prominent democrats to support the international nuclear deal with Iran. Kaine helped generate support for the Obama administration’s nuclear deal...
  • Dershowitz: Not Surprising ‘Ignoramus’ Bernie Sanders Tapped ‘Professional Israel-Hater’

    05/25/2016 7:17:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Algemeiner.com ^ | 5-25-16 | Lea Speyer
    Dershowitz: Not Surprising ‘Ignoramus’ Bernie Sanders Tapped ‘Professional Israel-Hater’ for Democratic Policy Committee he Palestinian activist appointed by presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee is a “professional Israel-hater,” internationally acclaimed legal mind Alan Dershowitz told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. Dershowitz, a fierce defender of Israel and avowed supporter of the Democratic Party, was referring to Arab American Institute (AAI) President James Zogby, whom Sanders tapped on Monday to help draft party policy. Dershowitz, who said he’s debated Zogby on numerous occasions, explained why he is “not surprised” that the senator from Vermont contending for the Democratic...
  • Dershowitz Decries Biden Attack on Netanyahu in J Street Speech as ‘Payback From White House’

    04/20/2016 5:31:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 19, 2016 | Leah Speyer
    Vice President Joe Biden’s jabs at Israel’s prime minister during a speech Monday evening at a gathering for a left-wing Israel lobbying group amount to “payback from the White House,” retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. In an address delivered at J Street’s annual convention in Washington DC, Biden singled out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for criticism, expressing his “overwhelming frustration” with the Israeli leader’s policies. “I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past several years — the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts,...
  • Dershowitz: "I Need Armed Guards To Protect Me From Liberals" When I Give Pro-Israel Speeches

    01/12/2016 11:25:21 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics. ^ | January 12, 2016
    Harvard professor and legal eagle Alan Dershowitz talks about political correctness and 'safe spaces' on college campuses. Dershowitz tells college students to "stay home" if they want a safe space. ... they don't want to hear opposing points of view. They know everything they need to know about race, about gender, about rape, about you name it, climate control. They don't want to hear opposing points of view... ... We have to distinguish between safe spaces for ideas, where there should be none, and physically safe places where you're not intimidated or you're not threatened. And christian speakers, pro-Israel speakers,...
  • Bill Clinton’s FBI Head Is Bill Clinton ‘Not Present’ at Jeffrey Epstein Underage Sex Orgy

    01/10/2016 5:30:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10, 2016 | by PATRICK HOWLEY
    Super-lawyer and Clinton and Epstein pal Dershowitz recently testified in circuit court in Broward County, Florida. Transcripts of his testimony reveal that Clinton administration FBI chief Louis Freeh has been called in to run interference. Freeh served as FBI director from 1993 to 2001, during almost the entirety of the Clinton presidency. Freeh is representing Dershowitz , who recently has been at the center of civil claims involving allegations that he had sex with underage women on Epstein’s private plane and at parties on Epstein’s private island, including at times when Clinton also was on the island. “Well, we have...
  • Is Bill Clinton a Pedophile?

    01/08/2016 3:51:40 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 155 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 10/29/2015 | Radar Staff
    Several stories that tie this twisted drama together ... These are dated, from October 2015 and back, but perhaps more relevant now than when first reported. Here are the links: http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/bill-clinton-orgy-island-claims-alan-dershowitz-deposition/ http://radaronline.com/category/tags/Jeffrey-Epstein/ http://observer.com/2015/03/the-jeffrey-epstein-affair-imperils-hillary-clintons-presidential-prospects/ http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/13/will-the-jeffrey-epstein-pedophile-case-snare-clinton/ http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/jeffrey-epstein-sex-slave-virginia-roberts-writes-sex-prince-andrew/ http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/virginia-roberts-claims-jeffrey-epstein-sexually-assaulted-her-diary/ http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2003/03/jeffrey-epstein-200303
  • Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal: Alan Dershowitz suffers setback in defamation case

    12/24/2015 4:12:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | 12/21/15 | Michele Dargan
    Flight logs of Palm Beach billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's private jet show attorney Alan Dershowitz flew on it at least four times. Those logs are contained in nearly 200 pages of documents filed in a defamation lawsuit against Dershowitz in Broward County Circuit Court, as reported in Friday's Palm Beach Daily News. Attorneys Brad Edwards and Paul Cassell, who represent some of Epstein's underage victims, filed the lawsuit in January following Dershowitz's media campaign against them. The Harvard law professor emeritus was fighting claims by their client - Virginia Roberts Giuffre - that she had sex with Dershowitz at...
  • 'Tyrannical students': Former Harvard prof speaks(Dershowitz)

    11/29/2015 6:52:06 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/28/2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    “After 50 years of teaching at Harvard, I have never met a less courageous group of people than tenured faculty.”
  • Alan Dershowitz Goes Off on PC College Culture: ‘the Fog of Fascism Is Descending’

    11/12/2015 6:45:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    Fox News via Mediaite ^ | November 12th, 2015 | Fox News via J.D. Durkin
    On the opening segment of Thursday night’s Kelly File with host Megyn Kelly, author and professor Alan Dershowitz took to task the political correctness culture that has pervaded American college campuses.On the heels of continuing developments from the University of Missouri — where the student Vice President today argued that the First Amendment incites a “hostile and unsafe learning environment” — Dershowitz admitted, “we’re seeing a curtain of McCarthyism descend on many college campuses.”“It was the students at universities that first started burning books… they don’t want to hear diverse views on college campuses,” Dershowitz admitted.WATCH VIDEO Dershowitz dug in, noting...
  • Dershowitz: Doctors Without Borders Really Is ‘Doctors Without Morals’

    11/12/2015 6:48:10 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/2015 | Photo of Richard Pollock
    International law experts are blasting Doctors Without Borders for forcibly removing civilian patients from the aid group’s Kunduz, Afghanistan, hospital and replacing them with wounded Taliban fighters when the city fell to the rebel control in late September. Alan Dershowitz, an acclaimed Harvard constitutional lawyer and authority in international law, said that he was not surprised that the group, known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, favored Taliban fighters over civilian patients, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview that he regards Doctors Without Borders as “Doctors Without Morals.” Dershowitz charged the group with having a long history of anti-Western...
  • New testimony, Bill Clinton may have been involved in Jeffrey Epstein sex orgies (teenagers)

    11/08/2015 4:39:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 102 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 5, 2015 | Bonnie K. Goodman, Montreal Politics Examiner
    Where there is a Clinton, there is always a whiff of a scandal, and if former President Bill Clinton is involved, it is a sex scandal. In a recent deposition testimony former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said he cannot rule out that the former president was not involved in the underage sex orgies sponsored by convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein at his private island home. This is according to a news report published on Oct. 29, 2015 by Rader Online, while Dershowitz gave his deposition on Oct. 16. Dershowitz finally gave his deposition in a defamation lawsuit brought about...
  • Dershowitz: Undemocratic Tactics and Bigoted Arguments Have Stifled Iran Nuclear Deal Debate

    09/11/2015 4:37:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | September 11, 2015 | Alan Dershowitz
    When I was growing up, “filibuster” was a dirty word. It was a tactic used by bigoted southern Senators to prevent the enactment of any civil rights legislation. I recall Senator Strom Thurman babbling on for 24 hours in an effort to keep the south racially segregated. We regarded the filibuster as the enemy of democracy and the weapon of choice against civil rights. ADVERTISEMENT Yet, President Obama and his followers in the senate deployed this undemocratic weapon in order to stifle real debate about the nuclear deal with Iran and to prevent the up or down vote promised by...
  • Alan Dershowitz on Iran Nuclear Deal: ‘I’m Furious With President Obama’

    09/06/2015 1:54:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Long-time Democrat, Israel defender and famed law professor Alan Dershowitz told a synagogue audience on Saturday night that he was “furious” with President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking at Manhattan’s illustrious Park East Synagogue on the Upper East Side to a crowd gathering for the pre-high-holiday Selichot prayer service, Dershowitz implied he had been betrayed by the president he had formerly championed. He recounted being invited to the Oval Office before Obama’s reelection in 2012, where the president had committed to being vigilant on the Iranian nuclear issue. Obama has now crossed many of his own red lines,...
  • Dershowitz: ‘Inept negotiator’ Obama gave Iran green light to build nuke

    08/19/2015 5:51:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 18, 2015 | Raphael Ahren
    Self-declared ‘liberal Democrat’ slams nuclear deal on many fronts, but admits that Congress killing it now could make things worse. Instead, he proposes supplementary legislation to ensure no Iran bomb S President Barack Obama is currently vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, as he does every August. For the last six years, he has always invited law professor Alan Dershowitz, who also spends his summers on the picturesque Massachusetts island, to drop by. But then the Iran deal happened. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! “I’m not going to be...
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'Trump Is Going to Win Any Confrontation'

    08/04/2015 7:59:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 08/04/2015 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said the the nine GOP presidential candidates who will take the debate stage Thursday with frontrunner Donald Trump will be wise not to take him on. "Donald Trump is going to win any confrontation," Dershowitz said Tuesday on "CNN Tonight." "He's a populist," Dershowitz said of Trump. "He doesn't have to worry about what he says." Republican voters love the billionaire real estate developer because he doesn't have speechwriters, and anyone who takes him on is going to lose, Dershowitz said.
  • Alan Dershowitz suing TD Garden for slip and fall

    06/02/2015 6:19:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 02, 2015 | Callum Borchers
    If only there had been some paper towels. Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor known as a zealous civil liberties advocate, is suing TD Garden nearly three years after a slip and fall in an arena bathroom that he attributes to a depleted supply of paper towels near the sinks.
  • (Baltimore Prosecutor) Marilyn Mosby: hypocrite, grandstander, ideologue

    05/04/2015 4:00:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 2, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Alan Dershowitz, the famous defense lawyer, has called the case against the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray “a show trial.” The actions of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby “had nothing to do with justice,” but instead amounted to “crowd control,” Dershowitz said in remarks reported by the Daily Caller. With regard to the second-degree murder charges against Caesar Goodson, Dershowitz stated that “there’s no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts as we now know them.” At most, there may be a case for involuntary manslaughter. Dershowitz believes that, having overplayed its hand, the prosecution...
  • Alan Dershowitz Rips Baltimore Attorney For Charges Against Cops, Predicts Acquittal

    05/02/2015 3:47:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    DownTrend ^ | May 1 2015 | BRIAN CAREY
    Not everybody is happy that the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray are being charged with felonies. One of those people is famous defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who appeared with Steve Malzberg today to slam Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby for playing politics with the lives of those officers. Specifically, Dershowitz said that “this is a very sad day for justice.” He claimed that Mosby acted to prevent riots rather that in response to the evidence in the case. He also said that it will be “virtually impossible” for the police officers to get a fair...
  • Sen. Cruz Described as "Smartest Man in the Room" by Harvard Professor Dershowitz

    03/23/2015 9:25:15 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz told 1200 WOAI's Michael Board during a stop in San Antonio that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was an amazing student when he had Cruz in his class twenty years ago at Harvard Law School, 1200 WOAI news reports. "He had come to the school with a reputation as a great debater, the national champ," said Dershowitz, who called Cruz 'the smartest person in the room. "He contributed greatly to Harvard Law School. While I disagree immensely with many of his political positions, I admire his intellect." Dershowitz, who is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at...
  • Alan Dershowitz defends Bill Clinton, saying he wasn’t a perv on Jeffrey Epstein’s island compound

    02/12/2015 5:34:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/11/15 | Dareh Gregorian
    Lawyer Alan Dershowitz is continuing his offensive against the woman accusing him and billionaire perv Jeffrey Epstein of preying on her when she was underaged. In a statement Wednesday, Dershowitz said Jane Doe No. 3 — aka Virginia Roberts, 31 — lied about seeing former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore at Epstein’s Caribbean island compound in the early 2000s.
  • Dershowitz: Obama Set to Make 'Dreadful Mistake' With Iran

    02/08/2015 4:28:01 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 45 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/6/2015 | Courtney Coren
    President Barack Obama is about to make a "dreadful mistake" by cutting a deal with Iran on its nuclear program without approval from Congress, which not only puts the United States in danger but the whole world, renowned legal expert Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax TV. "This is a very serious crisis about separation of powers — the president mistakenly believes that the executive has the authority to make this deal with Iran without any input from Congress," Dershowitz, professor emeritus from Harvard Law School, told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Friday. "He's wrong constitutionally, he's wrong historically, he's wrong...
  • All aboard the 'Lolita Express': Flight logs reveal the many trips Bill Clinton and Alan Dershowitz

    01/23/2015 3:06:01 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 104 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 23 January 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Just released flight records show Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has been flying with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein on the financier's private jet dubbed the 'Lolita Express' since as early as 1997, despite public statements that they were only acquaintances. The high-profile lawyer has been distancing himself from Epstein ever since a young woman named Virginia Roberts filed a lawsuit claiming she was recruited to work as a 'sex slave' for Epstein when she was just 15, naming both Dershowitz and Prince Andrew as two of her molesters. The flight records, obtained by Gawker, also show former President Bill Clinton...
  • Going au naturel (Hint: Alan Dershowitz and nude sunbathing, Martha's Vineyard!)

    01/07/2015 9:51:29 PM PST · by WL-law · 16 replies
    Marthas Vineyard Magazine ^ | August 2008 | MIKE SECCOMBE
    Is there a future for nude beaches on the Island? In a glorious late summer’s afternoon, the Gay Head Cliffs glow with color on one side; the sea gently laps at the warm sand on the other. Ah, nature! But on the strip of sand between cliff and sea there is what looks like a trade show for outdoor furnishings: umbrellas, coolers, chairs, tents, tote bags, volleyball nets, entire patio sets. Oh, naturists! What a dumb euphemism “naturist” is, for the hundreds of naked people on this section of beach are really in no more of a natural state than...
  • Is Alan Dershowitz the latest victim of a false rape charge?

    01/06/2015 12:20:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Harvard Law professor and popular criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz is the latest high-profile figure accused of engaging in sexual assault some years ago. “In a filing in Florida federal court last week, former federal judge Paul Cassell and Florida plaintiffs attorney Bradley Edwards said that their client was forced as a minor by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with several people, including Dershowitz and Britain’s Prince Andrew,” Reuters reported. But quite unlike how comedian Bill Cosby has handled the accusations against him, Dershowitz came out swinging. In a sworn affidavit filed on Monday, Dershowitz called the charges...
  • Epstein craved big homes, elite friends and, investigators say, underage girls (Friend of Bubba)

    08/14/2006 7:37:48 AM PDT · by GianniV · 63 replies · 3,137+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8-14-06 | Andrew Marra
    WINGED GARGOYLES guarded the gate at Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion. Inside, hidden cameras trolled two rooms, while the girls came and went. For the police detectives who sifted through the garbage outside and kept records of visitors, it was the lair of a troubling target. Epstein, one of the most mysterious of the country's mega-rich, was known as much for his secrecy as for his love of fine things: magnificent homes, private jets, beautiful women, friendships with the world's elite. But at Palm Beach police headquarters, he was becoming known for something else: the regular arrival of teenage girls...
  • Report: Feds Cut Secret Plea Deal-- Protects Prince Andrew, Other Powerful Politicans From Charges

    01/05/2015 6:27:09 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    A secret plea deal for Britain’s Prince Andrew’s pal Jeffrey Epstein protected the prince and any other high-powered friends who may have used his alleged sex slaves, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Federal prosecutors promised they “will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein” if the Wall Street money manager pled guilty to two relatively minor state underage sex charges that put him in a local jail for 13 months, the confidential plea agreement obtained by Radar says. A lawsuit filed by four women, who say federal prosecutors illegally ignored them and kept them in the dark...
  • Prince Andrew may have been secretly filmed with underage girl he is alleged to have abused

    01/05/2015 5:20:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 1/3/15
    Papers filed against his pervert pal Jeffrey Epstein say he recorded VIP orgies he threw at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls.... The woman known as Jane Doe 3 – said to be 30-year-old Virginia Roberts – claims she was held as a sex slave and forced to sleep with the Duke of York in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands. She says she was 17 at the time – under the age of consent in Florida.
  • Ted Cruz introduced by liberal Alan Dershowitz at Zionist dinner in New York

    11/23/2014 9:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    NEW YORK – Sen. Ted Cruz is in a crowded ballroom full of Zionists this Sunday evening, headlining an annual Zionist Organization of America dinner. “Standing with Israel and strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical for our nation and has been a key priority from the very first day I arrived in the US Senate,” he said at a VIP reception beforehand. “The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel,” he said in a well-received speech. “We need...
  • Name-calling bruises US-Israel relations

    11/06/2014 5:17:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 01, 2014 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    A senior Obama administration official recently told journalist Jeffrey Goldberg that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “chickenshit.” A second senior official also reportedly called Netanyahu a “coward” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear threat. If these reports are accurate, did the Obama administration — indeed perhaps President Obama himself — authorize the officials to issue these highly provocative statements? The White House has tried to distance itself from the remarks, but it seems unlikely that two senior administration officials would use such explosive words without White House approval. Goldberg says that this is the way American and Israeli...
  • Kasim Hafeez – A Story of a Miraculous Transformation: Alan Dershowitz Book Convinces Jihadist

    10/28/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/28/2014 | Joseph Pruder
    Kasim Hafeez (32) could have easily turned into a jihadist terrorist. He was already on the right path. At home, in the United Kingdom (UK) Muslim community, and on campus, anti-Jewish and anti-Israel agitation was constant. Kasim’s own father harbored anti-Semitic sentiments. He considered Hitler a hero, and felt that his only failing was that he did not kill enough Jews. Growing up in the UK, to Pakistani-Muslim parents, Kasim was exposed to materials and opinions that were at best, condemning Israel for all the evils in the Middle East, and painting Jews as usurpers and murderers. More extreme elements...
  • Did Alan Dershowitz Make Marc Lamont Hill Cry During Israel Debate?

    07/30/2014 10:55:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you okay, Marc? I have a hankie you can use to wipe away that rolling teardrop that Alan Dershowitz possibly caused during your heated debate on Israel and Gaza during CNN Tonight on Monday. The weird thing is that Marc Lamont Hill was actually crying over Israel (GASP!) defending itself against both rocket attacks and secret tunnels built from Gaza into Israel for the purpose of killing and kidnapping. A video was posted by Soopermexican showing Hill's tear of absurdly misplaced compassion (or was it frustration from arguiing with Dershowitz?) rolling down his cheek.
  • [Harvard law professor] Dershowitz Says D’Souza Case ‘Smacks of Selective Prosecution’

    03/11/2014 9:59:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 31, 2014 | Jacob Gershman
    Mr. Dershowitz thinks the federal campaign fraud charges against the conservative filmmaker and author are an example of “selective prosecution.” Weighing in on the case Friday in an interview with Law Blog, Mr. Dershowitz was withering in his opinion of the Manhattan U.S. attorney office’s prosecution of Mr. D’Souza, who pleaded not guilty last week to making illegal campaign contributions to a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in 2012. “The idea of charging him with a felony for this doesn’t sound like a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “I can’t help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something...
  • Dershowitz, Law Enforcement Experts Slam D'Souza Targeting

    02/04/2014 8:27:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey and John Gizzi
    Even if allegations made against conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza in a federal indictment on campaign finance violations prove to be true, legal experts and former federal regulatory authorities tell Newsmax that the government's handling of the case has been unusual.
  • Dershowitz: Iran Deal 'Cataclysmic Error of Gigantic Proportions'

    11/25/2013 6:29:55 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday that the Obama administration was naive and had possibly made a "cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions" in its deal to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for an opening up of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. "I think it could turn out to be a cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions," Dershowitz said of the deal, which he described as "naive." "It could also turn out to be successful, to be the beginning of a negotiated resolution," Dershowitz told Newsmax on Sunday. "But I think the likelihood of it being the former is considerably...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey may face a reckoning

    07/17/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who struck out going after George Zimmerman, has not taken defeat well. At Red State, streiff catalogues her outrageous behavior in an article that should be read in its entirety: I think everyone can now agree on one thing, Angela Corey was possibly the worst possible choice for a high profile prosecution. She has a sense of entitlement that is so typical of small people promoted to jobs that are well above their level of competency but who lack the self-awareness to recognize what everyone else knows. (You need look no further than her bizarre...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Has Defamation Case Against Florida Prosecutor

    07/16/2013 6:04:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies
    http://www/newsmax.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Outrage is growing over the jaw-dropping statement by Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey that George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, is still a "murderer." Renowned civil-rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that Zimmerman has reason to launch a defamation of character case against Corey.
  • Liberal Law Prof [Dershowitz]: Zimmerman Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought in the First Place'

    07/15/2013 8:23:40 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/13 | Susan Jones
    "You know, this is a case that should never have been brought in the first place, certainly not as a second degree murder prosecution," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley" on Sunday. Dershowitz said George Zimmerman was put on trial because "there was political pressure on the governor, and he appointed somebody (special prosecutor Angela Corey) who had the worst reputation in Florida for overcharging. And she did exactly what she was supposed to do; she overcharged. She charged second-degree murder in a case where there was reasonable doubt written all over...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors Should be Disbarred

    07/13/2013 7:40:06 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 61 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/12/2013 | Alan Dershowitz
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says the prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder trial should be charged with "prosecutorial misconduct" for suggesting the defendant planned the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. "That is something no prosecutor should be allowed to get away with … to make up a story from whole cloth," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "These prosecutors should be disbarred. They have acted absolutely irresponsibly in an utterly un-American fashion."
  • Alan Dershowitz: I Would Find Zimmerman 'Not Guilty'

    07/10/2013 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Jul 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    The verdict is in from Alan Dershowitz: if the renowned Harvard Law professor were on the jury hearing the George Zimmerman murder trial, he would find the defendant not guilty. "I would say there's reasonable doubt. I would say nobody knows who started the initial fight," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "Remember, it's monumentally irrelevant who's morally guilty here." Zimmerman, who identifies himself as Hispanic, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, a 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, says he shot Martin, 17,...
  • Issa's panel vote clears path for Lerner's return (Dershowitz statments on Lerner at odds w/ Dems?

    06/28/2013 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/28/2013 | Rachael Bade
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 22-17 on Friday that embattled IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights during a hearing last month on the agency's tea party targeting scandal. The party-line vote paves the way for the committee to bring Lerner back to Congress and force her to answer questions from lawmakers...
  • Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students

    05/09/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 283 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the school’s smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016. Cruz was a “terrific student,” Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. “He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.” “He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses,” Dershowitz added. Dershowitz also gave a high estimate of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who has decidedly different political...
  • Prof. Dershowitz Hedges Allon Plan Support after Langfan Op-Ed

    04/30/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/13
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz, appearing at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York this week, spoke about his plan to restart the peace talks. Dershowitz, who has not official position in Israel, spoke to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and suggested a version of the Allon Plan of 1970. His suggestion for a "tripartite settlement freeze" was panned by Israel's Minister of International Affairs, Yuval Steinitz, as well as by former National Security Advisor to PM Netanyahu, Dr. Uzi Arad, who opposed "ulilateral concessions." AFSI's newly elected Chairman, Attorney Mark Langfan, sent an open letter to Prof. Dershowitz for posting in the...
  • Dershowitz: Not Mirandizing Tsarnaev, feds might've blown death penalty; Update: Tsarnaev Mirandized

    04/22/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    His logic’s straightforward. It’s easy to prove that Tsarnaev did the deed but in order to prove that he’s a “terrorist” and therefore eligible for the death penalty, you have to also prove that his intent was to terrorize the population. And the only hard evidence of that might be his own statements — which will be inadmissible if a judge rules that the feds the “public safety” exception to Miranda doesn’t apply in this case. I must be missing something, though, because as I read the statute, I don’t see where the feds need to prove any specific terroristic...
  • Op-Ed: Obama's True Colors

    01/12/2013 3:09:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/13 | Ron Jager
    ....I depart and return to Israel with a sense of sorrow and dismay. For many, Israel remains a focal point of their lives enriching their collective sense of responsibility and Jewish identity. For these American Jews their frustration has only been reinforced by Obama's reelection only to be followed by him turning his back towards those very American Jews aligned with the White House, those Jews who wholeheartedly supported Obama's reelection yet now find themselves unable to defend his latest betrayal. Two major supporters of Obama, former NY Mayor Ed Koch, a life long Democrat and Prof Alan Dershowitz have...
  • Exclusive - Dershowitz: 'I Will Testify Against Hagel' on Iran

    01/07/2013 3:20:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School is a legendary defense lawyer, and the country's foremost pro-Israel advocate. He is also a steadfast supporter of President Barack Obama. Breitbart News spoke to him in an exclusive interview today about the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense.Sen. Hagel is controversial for his views on Israel, the Iraq War, Iran, and gays, among other issues. Dershowitz had, prior to Hagel's nomination, urged President Obama publicly not to appoint Hagel to the position.Breitbart News: Does the Hagel nomination represent a slap in the face to the pro-Israel community?Dershowitz:...
  • Jewish backing for Obama good for Israel

    11/08/2012 5:36:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-8-12 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    Let us all now join together in helping Obama in his efforts to assure Israel’s security. President Barack Obama won reelection by a significant majority of the electoral college. The Jewish, pro-Israel Democratic vote helped him in Florida, Ohio and even Virginia, but he might have won at least some of those battleground states without Jewish support. Even those Jews who berated Democrats like me for supporting President Obama’s reelection, must now realize that our support for the president will be good for Israel over the next four years. Recall what former Secretary of State James Baker, who served under...
  • Alan Dershowitz: The Message Obama Should Have Sent

    09/25/2012 9:09:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | September 25, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    On Monday in New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised that Israel will be "eliminated," a variation on his previous threats to the nation's existence. He was in town for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, a gathering that reliably sees leaders issuing pronouncements that, even if not new, at least are given a bigger stage. On Tuesday, the first day of the gathering, President Obama delivered a speech that also struck familiar notes, including the statement that "a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained." He moved no closer to giving a signal of...
  • Dershowitz: Anti-Chick-fil-A mayors 'showing terrible intolerance'

    08/01/2012 9:22:01 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 7/29/2012
    Our Take: Renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called out Chicago and Boston city officials for recent discriminatory statements toward Chick-Fil-A. Mayors who have told the owners of Chick-fil-A that the restaurant chain is not welcome in their cities are displaying terrible intolerance, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. No city is free to discriminate against a company based on the views of its owners, the renowned criminal appeals attorney said. If you dont like their principles, go to McDonalds, said Dershowitz.
  • Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

    06/08/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6-8-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    What is significant is that Corey reaches out with allegations of libel and the implied if not explicit threat of legal action towards critics. Corey thereby interjects her personal interests in her reputation into her public role as prosecutor with all the power of the state behind her. Littlepage, in a column today, suggests that Corey has tried to intimidate other critics as well. Someone in a position of authority in Florida needs to look into this situation, and determine whether Corey’s actions in confronting critics with implied if not explicit threats of libel suits have crossed a line.