Friday, August 8, 2014

More on plagiarism

In an earlier post, we noted the pickle U.S. Johsn Senator Walsh found himself in after being caught plagiarizing.  Such cases are good examples to bring up in classes.

As a follow up, note that the consequence could be very large in the Walsh case, possibly a change in which political party controls the Senate:

Montana U.S. Sen. John Walsh dropped his election campaign Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project, leaving fellow Democrats to scramble for a replacement with the election less than three months away. Nationally, the development only improves the odds for Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats in November to take Senate control...

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