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September 25, 2012

Elizabeth Warren, Fighting For The Little Guy?

The Boston Herald has more good stuff on Elizabeth Warren.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who has made fighting for workers a focus of her Senate campaign, was a hired legal gun for a steel conglomerate trying to dodge paying health and pension benefits to thousands of retired coal miners, records show.

Warren represented LTV Steel in 1995, when she was a Harvard Law professor, aiding the bankrupt company’s bid to overturn a court ruling forcing it to pay its former employees and dependents $140 million in retirement benefits.

Warren was one of two LTV lawyers who wrote a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the appellate court decision siding with the coal miners, documents obtained by the Herald show. The high court never took up the case.

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Warren’s work for LTV did not keep her from slamming the company 11 years later. In a 2006 PBS interview, she upbraided LTV for treating employees “like paper towels. You use them and you throw them away.”

Warren did not mention in the interview she was a paid lawyer for LTV.

What a piece of work.  I'm speaking of Elizabeth Warren, herself.  But her work as a lawyer is also quite "a piece of work," since it may have been illegal work.  Warren was never admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Bill Jacobson of Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion explains:

I confirmed with the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers by telephone that Warren never has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts.  I had two conversations with the person responsible for verifying attorney status.  In the first conversation the person indicated she did not see any entry for Warren in the computer database, but she wanted to double check.  I spoke with her again several hours later, and she indicated she had checked their files and also had spoken with another person in the office, and there was no record of Warren ever having been admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

Warren’s own listing of her Bar admissions is consistent with not being licensed in Massachusetts.  In a June 25, 2008 CV  Warren listed only Texas and New Jersey.

Warren's legal representation of LTV occurred "when she was a Harvard Law professor" according to the Boston Herald.  That would put her in Massachusetts, practicing law, and without a license.

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Not surprising. In my experience leftists have a convenient ability to rationalize pretty much any behavior or position.

Anyway, here's an idea I've been playing around with for quite some time. It's a Constitutional Amendment through which politicians and judges can finally be held to account. Based on the principle that those who have to pay for their own mistakes tend to make fewer mistakes, you can see it here: parallelparty.blogspot.com

Please take a look when you have a minute.

Your thoughtful comments are welcome.

Posted by: Rick | Sep 25, 2012 6:30:55 PM