Elizabeth Warren practice law without a license in Mass.?
New questions about Senate candidate's past
- Duration 5:24
- Date Sep 25, 2012
New questions about Senate candidate's past
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Kelly's court is back in session -- the docket today democratic Massachusetts -- it it.
Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren back in the news and again over questions about her past.
This -- a law professor at Cornell University.
Is offering what he says is evidence that -- Warren practice law in Massachusetts without a license.
Which is illegal and potentially could wind somebody -- when somebody six months in jail.
Specifically -- working on at least one Supreme Court case while reportedly using her Cambridge address.
In legal briefs she's a Harvard law professor.
But in a radio interview just yesterday ms.
Warren says she never practiced -- in Massachusetts listen here.
You're not admitted to the Massachusetts bar what is out of is that true -- -- -- up to do with -- So I've been in active in the New Jersey bar for a very very long time.
That they had changes in -- continuing legal education and I could go down to New Jersey and take you're not admittedly all our matches don't.
You're not a minute not -- practice -- -- -- now.
So did ms.
Warren practice law without a license in what would the consequences of that it.
Joining me now Joey Jackson a defense attorney and former prosecutor and Mercedes Colin who was a Fox News legal analyst.
So -- this guy -- William Jacobson comes out with this allegation saying.
Let me tell you she did it and it's a violation of law and then you have some legal heavyweights who know and like ms.
Warren coming out saying.
He's completely off base it's not true and now professor Jacobson is coming out saying it.
And not backing dousing that -- battle of the legal scholars about whether she violated the law we'll have our battle legal -- now and -- her Mercedes what is the argument that she did.
-- Well -- -- -- will finally professor -- with no skin in the game only thinking about is what -- the ethical ramifications here.
But we know that that ms.
Warren head had already consulted with clients we know that she worked with the law firm of white shoe firm with on a particular case -- -- -- says she is.
In Massachusetts we know she's not admit -- you have the admission on tape.
We know that you've been active in Jersey says she can't practice there she can't she's admitted as she claims underestimate.
That she was admitted in Texas but there is no well -- it's no evidence whether it's she still can practice and Texas.
Let alone be -- she -- in an amicus brief she has her name emblazoned on the front of -- on the front page he lift her address.
For every want to see this is a public record if you -- you make that statement you have that record.
You're telling everyone including prospective clients and -- client that -- representing currently.
I can practice law and and with without any foundation we know that she can't she -- -- -- all.
Obviously he started -- with the -- During her debate with Scott Brown Internet Massachusetts she talked about her work on this asbestos case he went after her for the work.
And if she defended it -- it really sort of became clear that she had done this.
And now -- was legal scholars saying oh what she -- harmful admission because she she's not easy you don't have a lot license in the state you're not allowed to practice law there it's a violation of it's -- to -- -- By accident and but the question is what amounts to the practice of law -- -- much.
Ado about nothing Maggie do me a favor remind me never to run for political office that -- think that's -- issue.
It's not if you win you know how you feel like -- yeah.
-- -- But the point is that it's an -- reap what talking about a friend of the court -- that mention yet that advocates charade -- friend of the court it's -- supreme court's admission which is federal law.
As a result of the Supreme Court -- -- we know because people are all lawyers make it you crusades is a lawyer we studied these in law school.
Any supreme court's admission is an academic endeavor it's an academic exercise but -- that your knowledge.
-- Joey Deluca you know we know but -- -- tickets and also says.
That she represented numerous other company starting the late nineties working out have been using her Harvard Law School office in Cambridge to address which she listed as her office of record on Greece filed with the various courts in Latin immigrants that.
Patent license in Massachusetts.
I had them will hit the point the point is that -- did note that on her -- -- you look at that -- however it also indicates that she is able opera that's there and as a result of that he's indicating she's a walker that's -- there's also -- -- -- the indication that she didn't say how big a variety of other attorneys.
And is not engaged at a -- an individual Pratt does that represent.
You know my body does the IRA and let's -- -- by ice at practice laws and John I was admitted to New York Illinois Massachusetts but I never knew that I could go ahead violent briefing California and just note on the front.
I'm not the only thing here we but he can get -- statement.
That just up.
It runs bound by the US open court -- about this -- think.
You have to be admitted to the highest court of the state in which you practice.
Any evidence that he's admitted or be admitted in the -- -- doesn't we don't have evidence of that either there's -- -- rules and professor Dickinson is might let's if you had a fiduciary -- you have a fiduciary -- were all privileged to be lawyers.
We talk to our clients we say that we can make the arguments we can go forward and -- -- their mouthpiece.
Whether it's in court or on paper and this person doesn't have a -- when -- clicked -- well she came up.
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