After reading the NYT op ed “When it comes to family, true and false are often beside the point,” I looked through Warren’s Harvard bibliography for insight into Warren’s positions re: race.
This is the text of a Warren 2002 paper (delivered as a lecture): “The Economics of Race: When Making It to the Middle is Not Enough.” She is looking into black and Hispanic bankruptcies, particularly as caused by predatory sub-prime mortgage practices. Although she does not specifically examine Native American bankruptcies, throughout the paper she generalizes “the economics of race” as “minority” economics.
On page 1798, Warren discusses varying consequences for different issues of minority abuse. Although she is arguing for more activist agitation against predatory lending, she iterates several actual and desired consequences that she ardently approves of for powerful people who in some way abuse race:
“When Senator Trent Lott seemingly expressed his nostalgia for a segregated America, minority groups around the country barraged the talk shows and newspapers, and Senator Lott was ultimately stripped of his powerful position as Majority Leader of the Senate. Similarly, when Texaco executives were accused of using racial slurs to refer to blacks, the company was boycotted, sued for millions of dollars, and forced to adopt new practices to ensure that its black employees had better opportunities.(53) But when a Citibank official said in sworn affidavits that she regularly added extra fees to a home mortgage “[i]f someone.., was a minority,'(54) there was little response. Citibank quietly agreed to a cash settlement with the FTC, and there were no press releases from the NAACP, no extended discussions on Hispanic radio stations, no interviews on the evening news, and no calls for Citibank’s highly visible CEO Sandy Weill to resign.”
Why don’t similar sanctions apply to a person who falsifies minority status — clear legal definitions of Native American status universally available — for a college professorship … or for a U.S. senator? Shouldn’t that person be called on to resign/withdraw?
Warren only second to obama in fund raising? Must want her socialist vote in the Senate.
Feb 2012. nYT video piece on EW high school years.
Not a single mention of Indian connection.
I just received a four-page color mailing from the Massachusetts Republican State Committee this afternoon. The front cover reads “Elizabeth Waren: Native American Scandal” with a “Voter Alert” stamp. Inside is a timeline of Warren’s claims and news reports on the Cherokee controversy. The back page reads “Learn the facts about Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to forge her identity to gain professional advantage…”
The GOP didn’t put a website address on the mailing (stupid) or even a phone number, just their address in Boston. However, it’s an amazing step. Thought you’d be interested. You should ask them to send you the mailing as a .pdf from massgop.com.
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Their focus is the federal Indian lands but think they would be interested in this particular ethnic fraud. That woman worth is estimated about $14 million dollars. Even if she got an honorarium from Harvard in addition to salary, I don’t understand how she accumulated that much.
Regulations For Thee, But Not For Me
by Hans Bader on October 4, 2012
Warren showed softer side to Wall Street behind the scenes as Obama aide
By Peter Schroeder and Megan R. Wilson – 10/04/12 05:00 AM ET
New article from Masslive/Springfield Republican (in name only) from Western MA
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren represented diverse groups in Supreme Court cases
Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 6:23 PM
Mrs. Warren is such a distinguished attorney in Mass, she was honored with the “Lelia J. Robinson Award” from the “Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts”. Anyone have any contacts over there to ask them why she received the award in 2009?
The award, presented since 1994 at the WBA’s annual Gala, is named for the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. The Lelia J. Robinson Award recognizes women who, like Robinson, have captured the spirit of pioneering in the legal profession and have made a difference in the community. They include attorneys who have excelled in practice, government and academia; women who have served as mentors and role models; and women who have promoted equality and justice. In recent years, WBA honorees have included practitioners and local leaders Beth Boland, Lisa Goodheart and Ann Morse Hartner, as well as Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the
Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Although I’m not thrilled about it, I suspect that Elizabeth Warren was validly licensed in NJ until recently. Here’s why:
Until 2010, NJ CLE consisted solely of a substantial but concentrated series of CLE courses, focused on fundamentel aspects of NJ practice, part of a program called Skills and Methods (although everyone called it ICLE). Newly admitted lawyers in their first 3 years of practice were required to take a substantial number of these courses, which included graded homework. However, NJ had no subsequent CLE obligations for attorneys. Presumably Elizabeth Warren took ICLE in the late 1970s. Following that, her only obligation to remain in good standing with the NJ bar would have been to pay her “annual assessment” (bar dues).
NJ changed its CLE rules in December 2009, requiring 24 CLE credits for all attorneys every 2 years, including 4 ethics credits, regardless of seniority. Further, unlike most other jurisdictions, NJ declined to grant CLE credit for teaching classes in law school. These rules became effective January 1, 2010.
When 2012 rolled around, two years had passed, and Elizabeth Warren had not complied with the new CLE requirement. In late September of every year, the NJ Bar publishes a list of attorneys who are delinquent in their requirements and are thus ineligible to practice unless their delinquencies are remedied. I suspect that Elizabeth Warren (or her campaign, as the case may be) realized she was about to go on that list. Since NJ has no inactive status, her only option was to resign, which she did shortly before the bar publishes its ineligible list (these last two sentences are hypothesis, not necessarily factual).
This hypothesis is bolstered by the 2011 ineligible list, which does not show Elizabeth Warren on it. To locate this, go to http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/index11.htm and find “Order – Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection – 2011 Attorney Ineligible List.” Her NJ Attorney number was 001351977, if that helps.
Of course, Elizabeth Warren should confirm all of this for the voting public one way or another. And I think there is still a very strong argument that she violated MA bar rules. But upon looking into this, I suspect she had a valid NJ law license until 1/1/2012.
“Although I’m not thrilled about it….” is “gotcha” language. It’s not effective & misses the point: it’s good to practice law legally; it’s bad for our leaders to act unethically.
See my posts below on September 27 where I covered this and raised possible issues about the accuracy of her 2012 annual registration and resignation affidavit, and pointed out that the Supreme Court retains jurisdiction to sanction an attorney who has resigned without prejudice. Any thoughts?
Liz was a champion debater. http://city-sentinel.com/?p=2080
Any reason to doubt this ?
I was just reading a story on Virgil Hawkins. Had an Epiphany. Perhaps professor you have been reading “inactive” “ineligible” wrongly. New Jersey and Texas used to grant “diploma privilege” too. The thought occurred as I grappled with all the puzzles already written about or her seeming lack of empathy with lawyers’ irritation with cle and payment of fees etc. What if this was all about an early affirmative action problem all along?
Wash Post “Fact Check” that Scott Brown is Liar 4 saying Elizabeth Brown “checked box” Just INSANE:
The Boston NPR radio station, WBUR, has a story about Warren and Brown’s campaigning this weekend:
Just FYI to get a sense of what this media outlet is reporting.
There is a listing of the houses, Fauxahontas flipped in the 1990’s at http://www.theblaze.com/stories/harsh-foreclosure-critic-elizabeth-warren-reportedly-made-a-fortune-flipping-foreclosed-homes/
Maybe someone in Oklahoma City could research the addresses shown and determine who the owner was and whether there was some wrongdoing of Lieawatha “flipping their house” for profit.
I still haven’t found what the law is in Oklahoma about an attornery acting as a broker without broker license.
At the 43:51 minute mark in her 9/24/12 interview on WTKK’s “JIm & Margery Show”, Warren said, “I’ve been inactive in the New Jersey bar for a very, very long time.”
@janitor That’s her Texas listing. There is a separate page for NJ that has not been updated since 2009 when she was Active. You need to check the resume section to see which license they are referencing.
I was checking Massachusetts lawyers.
I hope this helps:
List of Licensed Texas Attorneys NOT Eligible to Practice Law in Texas
see Elizabeth Warren, p303
7 – Inactive attorney
1997 Harvard crimson, warren highest paid prof in university. Had mortgage subsidized by university (not to mention hiring husband) Harvard must have been desperate to ge ta Rutgers law grad on staff – for the sake of academic diversity.
Avvo lawyer listings echo the “not eligible to practice” information on Warren, and do not list New Jersey (last updated September 10, 2012) — I have grabbed a pdf print of the page:
This attorney directory thought she was a Massachusetts lawyer, and couldn’t have picked up the info from Massachusetts bar listings:
Did she employ or enlist her law school students to help her with her cases and briefs? That would make her a supervising attorney, and depending on which federal court she was in, she might need a state license too to be said supervising attorney.