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Is tonight the night Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem goes mainstream? (huge development)
Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/01/12 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 10/01/2012 3:42:37 PM PDT by Libloather

Is tonight the night Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem goes mainstream?
Posted by William A. Jacobson
Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:20pm

Despite a Drudge link, huge linkage everywhere in the conservative blogosphere, and defensiveness in the left-legal blogosphere, Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem has not broken into the mainstream media.

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There was a huge development today, as reported by Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com, Warren Law License Controversy Could Surface in Debate. The Board of Bar Overseers General Counsel no longer is giving public comment, and there are questions as to how the BBO can proceed now that the General Counsel offered his “personal” opinion:

Breitbart spoke with Fredrickson on Monday, who refused to comment in an official capacity as General Counsel of the BBO, saying only that “my personal comment is that I will not be commenting further about this matter in a personal capacity.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: brown; cherokee; license; massachusetts; warren
1. Has the BBO received a formal complaint that E Warren may have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law?

Who can do that? Anyone?

1 posted on 10/01/2012 3:42:45 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Probably. I requested information from the Arkansas Bar during the Clinton Administration - they responded with a two-page letter. I don't know if Massachusetts will do the same but it costs you only the price of first-class postage to find out.



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2 posted on 10/01/2012 3:51:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Libloather

My guess is that their is legally little they can do because of the statute of limitations. As a result the medial will report on it and then sweep it under the rug.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 3:56:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

What statute of limitations?

Is that why Granny Warren resigned her law license in NJ Sept 12, 2012?

They would have sanctioned her in NJ???????


4 posted on 10/01/2012 3:59:01 PM PDT by preamble
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I may be wrong about this, but I believe a statute of limitations in a civil case would be extended for a limited period of time if factual information that wasn't known previously becomes known to a party of interest.

In any case, I suspect there wouldn't be any action taken by anyone in the Mass. bar association or the state government because the statute of limitation probably would apply in that case. But if someone had hired Elizabeth Warren to represent them and they ended up losing the case, they could very well take legal action against her for professional misconduct or even fraud (which tends to have a pretty long statute of limitations).

5 posted on 10/01/2012 4:01:08 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Libloather

Is this debate going to be streaming on line? I so a link would be nice.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 4:04:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Libloather

Here we go....

Hope the students aren’t a factor.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 4:04:22 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Libloather

Maybe it’s the night Barack and Michelle’s law license problems go mainstream also. What a night this could be!


8 posted on 10/01/2012 4:04:56 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Libloather

Good first question: Do you think you’re an Indian?

“I have a native American background.”


9 posted on 10/01/2012 4:06:30 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Libloather

This shouldn’t/doesn’t bother most libs.
They have no problem with someone wearing or claiming to have earned a Silver Star and make up a phony war record, so what is the problem with someone pretending to be a lawyer? Or a doctor? Or a cop? Or a president ....etc...


10 posted on 10/01/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Brown: “The fact that she won’t release her records speaks volumes.”

Warren: “I’m proud of my family...”


11 posted on 10/01/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: xrmusn

Or an American?


12 posted on 10/01/2012 4:16:46 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Libloather
Who can do that? Anyone?

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Educated guess:

(1) At the least -->>any other member of the Bar in good standing... at the very least....

(2)At best -->>>> any aforementioned member of the Bar or any legitimate client of the attorney named in the complaint...

13 posted on 10/01/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Libloather

faux law, faux squaw...guffaw


14 posted on 10/01/2012 4:33:30 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Libloather

15 posted on 10/01/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Red_Devil 232

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-scott-brown-and-elizabeth-warren-go-head-to-head-in-second-senate-debate/


16 posted on 10/01/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yes, for those of us who have cut the cable (umbilical) to the mainstream media, live links are helpful...

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121001/CCOLBARKER/121009994/-1/NEWS06


17 posted on 10/01/2012 4:49:41 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: CommieCutter

ping for excellent graphic.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: CommieCutter

LOL!


19 posted on 10/01/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: preamble
They would have sanctioned her in NJ???????

The general rule is that a state bar an attorney is admitted to may sanction, including disbarment, the attorney for conduct that reflects poorly on the attorney's fitness, regardless of where the conduct takes place.

Warren's supporters seem to have backed off the "its Federal Court so its OK" defense. There seems to be a lot of confusion about that issue. I am licensed in state courts in Texas, and in the local United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The 5th Circuit is head quartered in New Orleans, but I have not practiced law without a license, in Louisiana, by filing motions, or briefs, with the 5th Circuit. Even if I appeared for oral arguments before the 5th Circuit, in New Orleans, I would not be practicing law without a license in Louisiana, because I would be in front of a Federal tribunal. That is the "Federal Court" exception Warren's supporters were making so much noise about a few days ago.

But that does not mean that if Tulane School of Law went nuts and made me a professor, that I could move to Louisiana, stay there for decades, practice law, and never get licensed in Louisiana. It is possible that if all of my law practice was representing illiterate first offenders, whose only legal issue was an appeal of a criminal conviction, before Federal Circuit Courts, or the Supreme Court, that I could argue that every single action I took, and piece of advice I gave, was covered by the "Federal Courts" exception, and that I was not practicing law in Louisiana without a license.

But Warren's clients were multi-billion dollar corporations, who had numerous, intertwined, legal issues. These corporations have in house legal departments, and outside law firms, apart from Warren (look at the signature pages that have been posted -- each one I saw had additional law firms). How could Warren advise them on the case she was hired on, without also advising them on other pending cases, in Federal Courts that she is not admitted to, or in state, or foreign courts, or cases yet to filed? Since Warren is a bankruptcy "expert" how could she advise her clients on the case she was hired on, without also advising them about how to best position themselves if the case was lost on appeal? All of that would, in my opinion, constitute the practice of law, and would not fall under the "Federal Court" exception.

Well, I can think of one way Warren could have not been practicing law without a license in Massachusetts. What if she really didn't do anything substantive? What if her corporate clients didn't want her legal advice and counsel, but just wanted the cachet of "Harvard Law School" on the signature page of their brief, and the political cover that having a leading lefty professor endorse their position would give the court hearing the appeal, so they just paid her to sign off on briefs that someone else had written? That might get Warren off the hook legally, but it would be politically disastrous.

20 posted on 10/02/2012 8:36:44 AM PDT by Pilsner
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-— What if her corporate clients didn’t want her legal advice and counsel, but just wanted the cachet of “Harvard Law School” on the signature page of their brief, ——

It’s that, influence buying, or a quid pro quo.

I’d be shocked if she did any work.

After all, she’s busy teaching one course a year, for only 300 large.
She’s a regular Mother Theresa.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 8:46:21 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: deks
Yes, for those of us who have cut the cable (umbilical) to the mainstream media, live links are helpful...

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121001/CCOLBARKER/121009994/-1/NEWS06

Cape Cod Times Mainstream? It circulates among 3.5 percent of the Massachusetts population

22 posted on 10/06/2012 11:18:43 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Thanks for your reply. I often look here at FR for links to live internet video of current events such as debates, and when possible post links for others who want to watch online.

When I say “cut the cable to the mainstream media” I’m talking about cable TV. This is something that I did years ago.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 8:32:46 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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