| The good thing about people like Simply "Festus Garvey" Malarky challenging conservative bloggers is it forces us to sharpen our arguments to counter the criticism. This just happened with Bill Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection, and it resulted in him uncovering a cover-up by Elizabeth Warren.
You may remember that, last week, Red Mass Group uncovered that Elizabeth Warren, first listed her primary practice as Cambridge Massachusetts. This meant that she was indeed telling a governmental agency that she was practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without a license. Second Red Mass Group confirmed with the Texas State Bar that Elizabeth Warren has had an inactive law license since June 1, 1992. This means that without payment of full bar fees, Warren was unable to practice law in the State of Texas for over 20 years.
Jacobson had originally reported on September 24, 2012 that Warren's status was listed as ineligible to practice law in the State of Texas. A commenter on another site, often quoted by Patrick here at Red Mass Group, the Volokh Conspiracy stated that Jacobson shouldn't be trusted because he "falsely claimed" that Warren was not eligible to practice law in Texas. Jacobson took the challenge and went back to his research.
What he found was evidence of a potential cover-up by Elizabeth Warren. I'll let Professor Jacobson explain.
In the time period since my first post appeared, Warren's status on the Texas Bar page changed. And address information has been removed.
Numerous commenters and e-mailers have been writing that in Texas a law faculty member is not able to go on "inactive" status. Thus, if Warren were not actively paying full dues to Texas as a law faculty member, it would make sense that she would be "not eligible" rather than "inactive."
Why Warren's status changed after this controversy broke from "not eligible to practice law in Texas" to "inactive" is a mystery. Just one of many.
This is getting curiouser and curiouser. What is really curious is that David Kravitz, has yet to leap to Warren's defense. You may remember that Kravitz clerked for Sandra Day O'Connor.
Did Elizabeth Warren coverup her inability to practice law anywhere? Hopefully Scott Brown will ask her this in the debate tomorrow evening.