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Stephen Glass, ex-journalist who fabricated stories, says he was wrongly denied law license
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' Attorneys for a disgraced ex-journalist who became the subject of the film "Shattered Glass say a state bar committee wanted him to take a "vow of poverty" in order to practice law in California.
Stephen Glass's lawyers filed a brief Tuesday with the California Supreme Court, saying the committee that denied him a law license had wrongly suggested he should have foregone profits from his book chronicling his misconduct.
Glass was a reporter for The New Republic when he was caught fabricating articles in the late 1990s. His book was made into the Hollywood movie, "Shattered Glass."
Glass passed the state bar exam in 2009. An independent state bar court found that the California bar committee was wrong when it found that Glass had not proven he was trustworthy.