Simple Justice castigates St. John's Law School for rescinding the admission of a 2L based on a possible discrepancy in his application discovered when he asked for an advance ruling on whether his drug conviction would affect his ability to be admitted to practice. In his application, the very successful law student admitted he had been arrested in 1999 “shortly after a drug deal” but agreed to plead guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. His request for an advance ruling included further information -- that he originally faced charges including second degree possession of LSD with the intent to distribute and possession of Ecstasy with the intent to distribute, but the charges were reduced in the plea deal. The student brought an action to overturn the rescission, but lost. Meanwhile, the drug conviction has been expunged.
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