On June 4, I wrote that The vetting of Elizabeth Warren’s academic background begins.

That post featured a scathing law review article by a well-regarded Rutgers law professor in 1990-1991 who accused Elizabeth Warren and her co-authors of a book on bankruptcy of a wide range of academic offenses.  From my post:

In those 60 pages, Professor [Philip] Shuchman demonstrates time and again how Warren and her co-authors jumped to conclusions, proclaimed new findings which were not new, and most importantly, ignored or did not accurately reflect data…. Professor Shuchman went even further (at pp. 243-244), and suggested that the data was presented in such a way as to preclude verification.

The Rutgers Law Review article was found by Michael Patrick Leahy of Bretibart.com.  After Leahy’s article was published, he dug deeper into investigations of the allegations, which also were directed at Teresa Sullivan, one of Warren’s co-authors and who until Sunday when she stepped down, was President of the University of Virginia.

Here’s an overview of Leahy’s findings, in his post late today, The Academic Scandal Elizabeth Warren and Harvard Don’t Want You to Know About

Twenty-two years later, Professor Shuchman’s charges of “scientific misconduct” against Elizabeth Warren and her co-authors remain publicly unanswered and unresolved. These unresolved charges associated with her first major book raise continue to raise questions that hang over Elizabeth Warren’s entire body of academic work.

The next three articles in this series will address the conduct of three institutions enmeshed in this scandal: The University of Texas, the National Science Foundation, and Harvard University.

Sooner or later Elizabeth Warren will have to answer for her claims of minority, Native American and “woman of color status.”  And she will have to explain a lot more than that.


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