Good gracious, but at least she can always make a living selling moccasins and trinkets


Chief Justice

Betsy Warren doesn’t have a law license – too bad she didn’t tell her clients that when she was charging them for legal services, but they’ll understand: family legend says that her great grandfather practiced with Abraham Lincoln and passed on his knowledge to young Elizabeth – that’s worth more than a mere license any day, isn’t it?


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10 responses to “Good gracious, but at least she can always make a living selling moccasins and trinkets

  1. Fred2

    I’m not a lawyer, but doesn’t it appear she practiced law without a license? Is that not a a crime that say Mr. Fountain, our host here, would go to jail/be fined for, were he so bold as to practice lawyering without the imprimatur of the CT bar?

  2. AJ

    Here’s a more detailed article mentioning some of her involvements:

  3. anon

    I’m not making excuses for her, but one commenter at the Legal Insurrection site said this:
    “You do not need to be licensed to practice law in Massachusetts to practice law in federal courts located in Massachusetts or anywhere else. Federal courts decide who can practice before them, and individual states can’t tell federal courts that an attorney cannot practice before them. It’s that whole supremacy clause thing. Constitution 101 and all that.”

    • Exactly right, but I think she has to be licensed in SOME state (and I could be wrong). She let her NJ license lapse, was apparently never admitted in MA, but maybe a DC admission?

  4. Libertarian Advocate

    It was Texas, also lapsed, but who knows when. She formally relinquished her New Jersey license this month. Something is up for sure.

  5. NRA

    admission” in the same sentence with “Lieawatha” does have a rather comical ring to it.

  6. CatoRenasci

    What’s not clear — and clarity was apparently thwarted a few weeks ago when she permanently relinquished her New Jersey license — is whether she was admitted and currently licensed anywhere when she was practicing law from her Harvard office. In order to do her consulting on federal court matters only, she was probably? possibly OK as long as she was admitted somewhere at the time. Inquiring minds want to know and are highly unlikely to get an answer.

  7. AJ

    Harvard strikes again: ‘Harvard now ridiculously insists that fluoride only lowers IQ levels outside the United States’

    Apparently, Harvard must believe that Americans have been dumbed down enough to believe that they are immune from chemicals added to the water to dumb them down.

  8. AJ

    “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…”