The Raphael Golb Case- Closing Arguments

The Washington Post has them in just little more than skeletal form.

A defense attorney for a man charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online in a debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls has told New York City jurors his client may not have been nice but his actions weren’t criminal.

But of course they were!

Lawyer David Breitbart said Tuesday in closing statements his client posted blogs and sent e-mails to highlight his dad’s point of view and alert the academic community to plagiarism of his dad’s work into the scrolls, which contain the earliest known versions of portions of the Hebrew Bible.

If that’s the sum and substance of his closing, Golb’s doom is sealed.

UPDATE:  A far more thorough report is available here.

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One Response to The Raphael Golb Case- Closing Arguments

  1. Doug says:

    That is all he can do, claim what he did was morally wrong, but not criminal. I don’t buy the argument that he just happened to use real names as his email addresses. I think it is one thing to post an anonymous comment about a point in an article, but a more substantial comment or statement about plagiarism, should be made with your name.

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