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Former good article nomineeAlan Dershowitz was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There may be suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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February 1, 2008Good article nomineeNot listed
March 29, 2020Good article nomineeNot listed
On this day...Facts from this article were featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "On this day..." column on September 1, 2019, and September 1, 2023.
Current status: Former good article nominee

Does Dershowitz have Polish ancestry[edit]

Does Dershowitz have Polish ancestry? (talk) 23:20, 22 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

"Academic and other disputes" section[edit]

Is this section header appropriate? Two subsections, one paragraph each, pertain to academic disputes per se. The other — pertaining to Guiffre's misconduct allegations — spans sixs paragraphs and is twice as long as each. Misternails (talk) 07:58, 26 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

It has THREE subsections. The number of paragraphs is irrelevant. I don't see any problem. -- Valjean (talk) (PING me) 03:58, 27 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Given the gravity of the matter (and the fact that Epstein child sex trafficking-related content is a section of its own on the pages of others who have been accused of involvement) the allegations by Guiffre should be in a separate section as they are hardly covered by "Academic or other disputes". It is a major topic and to keep it buried like this suggests an attempt to unfairly insulate the subject from attention related to the case. BHolmes555 (talk) 13:22, 21 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
The issue with the Guiffre matter is they now refer to retracted allegations. As a WP:BLP we give very little weight to retracted allegations. Jtbobwaysf (talk) 22:14, 21 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 27 June 2023[edit]

This phrase, consisting of two quotations, is slightly awkward, because it's easy to misread it as a single long quotation:

"To the extent there are inconsistencies between my current position and what I said 22 years ago, I am correct today". "During the Clinton impeachment, the issue was not whether a technical crime was required, because he was charged with perjury."

In the middle, please move the full stop into the first quotation, and place "and" between them. The end result will be:

"...today." and "During..."

Thank you. (talk) 03:26, 27 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

 Done I checked the original, and it is reported using the style of a continuous quotation with "he said" in the middle for readability and ease of comprehension, so I have replaced the internal quotation marks with an ellipsis. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:40, 27 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Defamatory biographical detail on the unsealed Virginia Giuffre and Ghilaine Maxwell documents[edit]

"Court documents unsealed in January 2024 allege that Dershowitz had sex with a minor trafficked by Epstein "on numerous occasions" and was "present alone" at Epstein's home "in the presence of young girls", according to sworn testimony."

The sentence above which appears in the article is about Virgina Giuffre, but the editor writes it in such a way that you would think that it's a new, unrevealed allegation from a different person entirely, and does not mention the fact that she settled in 2022 saying she made a mistake in identifying Alan Dershowitz. This should be changed immediately. Wayn12 (talk) 11:34, 14 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Done -- It was added just last week. I removed it as it was improperly sourced as written. SamuelRiv (talk) 05:32, 15 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Early Education[edit]

The article currently says he attended Yeshiva University High School for Boys in Manhattan, when he actually graduated from the now closed Brooklyn Branch of the High School, Brooklyn Talmudical Academy. See the 1955 Yearbook. I'm not an advanced enough editor to fix this mistake, someone with a higher level editor account please correct. Itsik.isserles (talk) 05:48, 5 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]