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21:30, 03 July 2018

Alan Dershowitz Says Martha’s Vineyard Is ‘Shunning’ Him Over Trump


Alan Dershowitz Says Martha’s Vineyard Is ‘Shunning’ Him More than Trump

Alan Dershowitz Says Martha&rsquos Vineyard Is &lsquoShunning&rsquo Him Over Trump

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Alan Dershowitz stated in an op-ed that his buddies on Martha&rsquos Vineyard had snubbed him for publicly arguing against impeaching President Trump.CreditMike Cohen for The New York Times

By Niraj Chokshi

It was not the sort of complaint likely to draw public sympathy, and it did not.

Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, argued in an op-ed last week for The Hill that Americans have grown increasingly intolerant of opposing political views, focusing on a get in touch with by Representative Maxine Waters to harass Trump administration officials wherever they go.

But it was a individual note in the column that soon grabbed consideration.

&ldquoI in no way believed I would see McCarthyism come to Martha&rsquos Vineyard, but I have,&rdquo he wrote, of the elite island enclave off Cape Cod exactly where he is a fixture.

Mr. Dershowitz, a self-professed &ldquoliberal Democrat,&rdquo mentioned that buddies on the Vineyard had snubbed him for publicly arguing against impeaching President Trump on television speak shows and in a forthcoming book.

&ldquoFor them, it is sufficient that what I have mentioned about the Constitution may possibly help Trump,&rdquo said the lawyer, known for his fierce advocacy for civil liberties and his defense of well-known customers like O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bulow. &ldquoSo they are shunning me and attempting to ban me from their social life on Martha&rsquos Vineyard.&rdquo

Mr. Dershowitz is a longtime presence on the Vineyard, exactly where he has been spotted in the past on Menemsha beach enjoying the sunset.

The summer time enclave, related with the Kennedys and other well-known Massachusetts families, has been for decades a preferred haunt of media executives, artists, writers, entertainers, politicians and Bostonians escaping the sweltering summer season in their hometown. John Kerry and Valerie Jarrett devote weeks right here for the duration of the summer season. So has Barack Obama, who continued the presidential tradition of snarling targeted traffic as people sought to catch a glimpse of him and his wife.

Mr. Dershowitz owns a property in Chilmark, a town probably best identified for Chilmark Chocolates, a candy shop where locals and visitors line up outside a swinging wood door to buy beetlebung bars, chocolate mixed with toffee and crushed almonds, a local favored.

Laura Holson contributed reporting from Martha&rsquos Vineyard.

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Published at Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:30:41 +0000


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