Legal Insurrection has stayed on the Senate candidate and fake Indian, this time in regards to her ability to practice law in Massachusetts. Now, one of Warren's defenders has admitted things don't look good:
That post by Thompson was cited far and wide, including at Memeorandum as well as at friendly conservative blogs which wanted to present the case for Warren to provide balance.
In light of my post this morning that Warren represented a Massachusetts client in Massachusetts on an issue related to Massachusetts law, Thompson has concluded in a new post today:
Professor Jacobson has uncovered this morning a case in which Elizabeth Warren entered an appearance in a federal appellate court as a representative of a Massachusetts client in a case that appears to have clearly implicated Massachusetts law. Although this is still a federal appellate court, because we’re dealing with a Massachusetts client and issues of Massachusetts law, this looks really, really bad for Professor Warren. With this bombshell, I would no longer view the case against her as weak.
Thompson also has updated his original post:
UPDATE 4 9/27: Professor Jacobson has uncovered new facts that I view as a gamechanger. Although I stand by my above analysis as applied to the facts known at the time, Professor Jacobson’s discovery this morning answers my objections to his arguments.
More to come.
Update: Thompson emails, for attribution:
I couldn’t figure out how to leave this as a comment at your site, but I wanted to let you know ASAP that I concede that your discovery this morning answers all of my arguments and is a gamechanger. Your diligence in investigating this matter is commendable.
Prof Jacobson, on his blog Legal Insurrection, is in line for an Ethics Hero award with his tenacity regarding Elizabeth Warren’s dubious qualifications to engage in the practice of law in Massachusetts. The overwhelming reaction by his colleagues in legal academia, and mine in the legal ethics community, has been to airily dismiss his arguments as trivial, far-fetched and thinly disguised political warfare, since Jacobson is an unapologetic conservative blogger (and a distinguished one.) Meanwhile, the mainstream media has, I think it is fair to say, completely ignored the story….
The rude brush off Prof. Jacobson is getting in this wagon-circling exercise is wrong in every way, and does injustice to every person and institution involved, including the Massachusetts legal establishment, the legal profession, ethical lawyers (which, believe it or not, the vast majority of them are), Senator Brown, the U.S. Senate, Massachusetts voters, and the American public….
I do find it interesting/funny that someone used the term "circle the wagons" to defend Warren. You guys get the jone, right?
A bit of a change happening here at WAMK World HQ.
I found out this week that my position (along with 3 others) was being eliminated in a Corporate restructure. I'd been there for just under 5 years, and now embark on the journey to find a comparable job in the toughest economy I've seen in my lifetime.
I bear no ill will towards my former employer, business is business. I got to work with some super cool, cutting edge technology and design, met, learned from, and worked with some cool, smart, dedicated folks, and learned a lot more than I thought there was to know about the business side of diabetes.
I'll leave with more knowledge and more friends than I had before I began working there, that's for sure.
If I understand how the process works in America now, I think I'm supposed to stop showering, live in a tent downtown, and either participate (and/or overlook) crimes like vandalism and rape. Oh, I think I have to march in the streets every so often. With my background in Management, perhaps I can quickly move up thru the ranks of "leadership".
Don't worry about me, I'll do what it takes to support my family, and keep the machine running. I have a few things in the pipeline, and expect to be gainfully employed very soon.
In the meantime, I have a dumpster to set fire to.
I'm not really sure what happened (or didn't happen) out there to see this big drop. Normally, one would look at such a significant change with renewed hope, but other economic data points to big trouble ahead. Q2 GDP was already a small number, now that has been revised down, durable goods orders are way down, the 'worst since the depression', and the USPS is getting ready for its second default in as many months.
Not sure if a good IUC report outweighs all of that.
When it comes to political polling, the phrase "statistics never lie, but liars use statistics" echoes over and over in my head. Different pollsters use different methodologies, different levels of sampling, different phrasing of similar questions, and different categories of people polled.
All have their pluses and minuses, and there is no way to tell which pollster has the most accurate method until after the election takes place. Even there, flaws exist, as one candidate can have a late surge, or a late nose-dive, taking what was very accurate data, and messing with it somewhat.
Conn Carroll has an interesting piece that compares similar data sets against historical results, that shows some polls were way off. Of course, there is no way to tell is that is the case this time around (until the first week of November, anyway), but he effectively shows that the polling results need to be taken with a grain of salt.
I posted the other day of my personal observations in the WAMK World Headquarters neighborhood. Hardly any Obama yard signs, fewer Obama '12 bumper stickers, and very little door-to-door "get out the vote" activity. 4 years ago, the reality was very different.
Despite setting sales records and drawing praise for its zippy performance and large screen, Apple’s new iPhone is causing headaches, and not just as the harbinger of a major map catastrophe. The problem: The new “Lightning” connector, in all its skinny glory, has laid waste to millions of existing iPhone accessories, affecting customers and gadget designers alike.
(For perspective, the entire recorded music industry only produces $6 billion of revenue per year. The gadget that originated as a music player has now created an industry three times larger than the one it originally served.)
While Lightning was barely discussed at the iPhone 5 keynote, it’s causing independent design firms, loosely bankrolled by personal sources and Kickstarter campaigns, to scramble for alterations. How are they adjusting for the new protocol? We reached out to a few of the affected creators to hear their plans.
Here's sperm donation with no mess or fuss. A hospital in China is trying to overcome sperm shortage by installing a hands-free extractor of the seminal fluid. The hospital, Zhengzhou Central Hospital, has said it needs the machine to attract more donors because the demand for sperm by infertile couples is rising rapidly.