47 Facts About Alan Dershowitz

1. In 2003, Alan Dershowitz published his book, The Case for Israel.

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2. Alan Dershowitz is actively involved in political issues, especially those that pertain to Israel and Palestine.

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3. Alan Dershowitz retired from his Harvard Law professorship in 2013.

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4. Alan Dershowitz appears to believe that lying to the FBI about facts the FBI already knows should not be prosecutable.

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5. Alan Dershowitz said that analysts and pundits should "stop substituting wishful thinking.

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6. Alan Dershowitz dismissed comparisons between Trump and President Richard Nixon, saying that the latter was recorded on audiotape telling associates to lie.

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7. Alan Dershowitz is originally from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but he and Cohen chose the upscale neighborhood Sutton Place on the east side of Manhattan to call home.

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8. Alan Dershowitz is presently married to Carolyn Cohen and has three children.

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9. Alan Dershowitz has appeared as himself in a number of fictional television series, including Picket Fences, Spin City, and First Monday.

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10. Alan Dershowitz was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1979, and in 1983 received the William O Douglas First Amendment Award from the Anti-Defamation League for his work on civil rights.

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11. Alan Dershowitz is one of a number of scholars at Harvard Law School who have expressed their support for limited animal rights.

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12. Alan Dershowitz has argued, and will argue to the Supreme Court that the Delaware Chancery court violated the personal rights of an individual shareholder when it ordered the public auction on the privately held company.

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13. Alan Dershowitz supports repealing the amendment, but he vigorously opposes using the judicial system to read it out of the Constitution because it would open the way for further revisions to the Bill of Rights and Constitution by the courts.

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14. Alan Dershowitz has criticized the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, saying that it has "no place in modern society".

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15. In July 2006, Alan Dershowitz wrote a series of articles defending the conduct of the Israel Defense Forces during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

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16. Alan Dershowitz called the petition's signatories anti-Semitic, bigots, and said they knew nothing about the Middle East.

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17. On February 29, 2012, Alan Dershowitz filed an amicus brief in support of delisting the People's Mujahedin of Iran from the State Department list of foreign terrorist organization.

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18. Alan Dershowitz authored an editorial in the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post accusing Alice Walker of bigotry for refusing to have her novel The Color Purple published by an Israeli firm.

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19. Alan Dershowitz was invited to respond on the same stage only after Carter had left.

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20. Alan Dershowitz has engaged in highly publicized debates with a number of other commentators, including Meir Kahane, Noam Chomsky, and Norman Finkelstein.

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21. Alan Dershowitz wrote, "The move of the ACLU to the hard-left reflects an even more dangerous and more general trend in the United States: the right is moving further right; the left is moving father left; and the center is shrinking.

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22. In May 2018, it was reported that Alan Dershowitz had joined Harvey Weinstein's legal team as a consultant for Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman.

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23. Alan Dershowitz wrote: "the Simpson case will not be remembered in the next century.

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24. In 1989, Alan Dershowitz filed a defamation suit against Cardinal Jozef Glemp, then Archbishop of Warsaw, on behalf of Rabbi Avi Weiss.

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25. Alan Dershowitz told the story of the case in his book, Reversal of Fortune: Inside the von Bulow case, which was turned into a movie in 1990.

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26. Alan Dershowitz had the conviction overturned, and von Bulow was acquitted in a retrial.

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27. Alan Dershowitz retired from teaching at Harvard Law in December 2013.

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28. Alan Dershowitz was appointed Felix Frankfurter professor of law in 1993.

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29. Alan Dershowitz was halfway between a slave master and a father figure.

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30. Alan Dershowitz worked me to the bone; he didn't hesitate to call at 2 am Alan Dershowitz taught me everything—how to be a civil libertarian, a Jewish activist, a mensch.

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31. Alan Dershowitz said that, "Bazelon was my best and worst boss at once.

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32. Alan Dershowitz was a member of a Conservative minyan at Harvard Hillel, but is a secular Jew.

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33. Alan Dershowitz was a rebellious student, often criticized by his teachers.

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34. Alan Dershowitz was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on September 1, 1938, the son of Claire and Harry Dershowitz, an Orthodox Jewish couple.

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35. Alan Dershowitz held the Felix Frankfurter professorship there, from 1993, until his retirement, in December 2013, and subsequently became a regular CNN and Fox News contributor and political and legal analyst.

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36. Alan Dershowitz has taken this kind of trolling beyond parody From what I can see, the latest hero of the Dark Web, Jordan Peterson, manages to encompass nearly all of these categories.

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37. Alan Dershowitz has asked why Bill Clinton was willing to share the stage with Louis Farrakhan at the funeral of the singer Aretha Franklin.

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38. Alan Dershowitz has been described by Newsweek as America's "most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights".

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39. In October 2006, Alan Dershowitz wrote to DePaul University faculty members to lobby against Finkelstein's application for tenure.

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40. Alan Dershowitz is an attorney for defendant Shirley Shawe and is looking to take the case of the Delaware Chancery's forced sale of TransPerfect away from its shareholders to the United States Supreme Court.

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41. Alan Dershowitz represented Claus von Bulow, a British socialite, at his appeal for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny von Bulow, who went into a coma in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1980.

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42. In 1976, Alan Dershowitz handled the successful appeal of Harry Reems, who had been convicted of distribution of obscenity resulting from his acting in the pornographic movie Deep Throat.

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43. Alan Dershowitz reports to have been one of Nelson Mandela's lawyers.

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44. Alan Dershowitz attended Yeshiva University High School, an independent boys' prep school owned by Yeshiva University, in Manhattan, New York City, where he played on the basketball team.

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45. Alan Dershowitz has received some backlash from liberals and praise from conservatives for his defenses of President Donald Trump against calls for his impeachment and for his criticism of the Special Counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller.

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46. Alan Dershowitz has been involved in a number of high-profile legal cases and is a prominent commentator on the Arab–Israeli conflict.

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47. Alan Dershowitz is one of the most famous and celebrated lawyers in America.

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