Friday, June 10, 2011

One Delaware legislator accuses another of plagiarism

Delaware State Sen. Michael Katz (D-Centerville) has accused Rep. Bryon Short (D-Highland Woods) of copying his legislation and wants an ethics investigation.

Katz wrote to the Delaware House Majority Leader: “Plagiarism by an elected official is a serious breach of our values and obligations. There exists no justification or excuse for plagiarism.”

WDEL reported on Short's side of the incident:

Short, a Brandywine Hundred-area Democrat, tells WDEL News House Bill 144, which Katz claims is copied from Senate Bill 90, grew out of work Short and others had been doing since January, in the wake of the case of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor accused of performing abortions in unsanitary conditions, and killing some babies who were born alive.

One recalls the act of plagiarism by Joe Biden at Syracuse Law School, who later went on to be an elected official from Delaware. Then, there was the fact expropriation in Biden's speech during his presidential run. Yes, there is plagiarism in Delaware.


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