Don’t have much time to blog today, but just wanted to give Professor Jacobson a big hand for uncovering Elizabeth Warren’s Bar-gate Scandal – and for doing the kind of work the MSM used to do (back when it was up to the task. Journalism is hard, after all). He’s merely given progressive darling Elizabeth Warren the scrutiny any candidate deserves – and which was more than warranted after her fake Cherokee ancestry was revealed. Bar membership info is publicly available. It’s easy-enough research. But expecting the basics from today’s supine press is too much to ask these days.
But enough about the lamestream media. Speaking as a lawyer, if Warren indeed was practicing law in Massachusetts without a license, her conduct would have been not just unprofessional and unethical (not to mention illegal). She would also have chosen a disturbingly selfish and irresponsible course of conduct. She would have been taking clients away from actual, licensed, fee-paying, insured, CLE-current Massachusetts attorneys, time after time for 10 years. Just like she took a teaching job away from an actual Cherokee the whole time she was at Harvard.
Without a license, you can’t get malpractice insurance coverage, for one. What if a case had gone wrong? How would she have made an injured client whole?
Ultimately, this all speaks to Warren’s character [or lack of, to be precise]. And to why you just can’t trust the leadership choices of progressive boosters.
Let’s see what develops…
UPDATE: David Lat comments at Above the Law.