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FILE - Alan Dershowitz speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Just days after the announcement that famed trial attorney Alan Dershowitz would be the keynote speaker sparked a controversy among its members, the Alaska Bar Association has canceled this year’s annual conference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Alaska Bar sidesteps contentious Dershowitz keynote choice

Jul. 21, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Just days after the announcement that famed trial attorney Alan Dershowitz would be the keynote speaker sparked a controversy among its members, the Alaska Bar Association has canceled this year’s annual conference. The board cited several concerns for canceling, most...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020 file photo Attorney Alan Dershowitz arrives for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Some Alaska Bar Association members are objecting to the selection of Dershowitz to give the keynote at this year's annual conference. Alaska's Energy Desk say critics point to his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, which causes concern for a state that traditional has high rates of violence toward women. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dershowitz as law group's keynote speaker faces backlash

Jul. 16, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The selection of famed trial attorney Alan Dershowitz to deliver the keynote at this year's Alaska Bar Association annual convention is being criticized by members upset over Dershowitz's past defense of men like Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson. Dershowitz seems an untenable...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 1971 file photo, New York lawyer Roy Cohn, one-time counsel for the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting investigation, appears in Austin, Texas. Cohn is the subject of a documentary “Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn.

Review: ‘Bully. Coward. Victim,’ a personal look at Roy Cohn

Jun. 16, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

The director of a new documentary about Roy Cohn is not exactly a neutral party. After all, Cohn played a key role in getting her grandparents executed. Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and executed in 1953 in large part due to...