Los Angeles: Stand By Your Man

Stand By Your Man

When Morgan Lamb took the California bar exam for the second time in July 1985, he finished third in a field of 7,668. Pretty impressive for someone who had failed the bar just a few months earlier, scoring among the bottom 20% of those tested.

In fact, the turnaround was too good to be true. Suspicious examiners had noticed that the "Morgan Lamb" taking the test was a pregnant woman, although she resembled a man in her exam ID photo. Nine months later, police arrested Lamb, who by that time was working at a prominent firm, and his wife, Laura Salant,...

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