Does Elizabeth Warren Have a Law License Problem?

Elizabeth Warren, who is running for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts and has taught law in Massachusetts for nearly two decades, may never have obtained a license to practice law there, and may be unlicensed to practice anywhere at the moment, new evidence suggests.

The surprise issue to emerge from last Thursday’s Massachusetts Senate debate between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren was Brown’s charge that Warren’s legal work for Travelers Insurance put her squarely on the side of the “one percent” she has attacked so vigorously throughout her campaign.

The Boston Globe reported that Warren was paid $212,000 over three years from 2008 to 2010 for “of counsel” legal work for Travelers in a case that the company won when it reached the Supreme Court in 2009. Travelers’ attorneys persuaded the Court that their client did not have to pay a number of asbestos claims.

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