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2016 – But her speaking fees! 2019 – But her legal fees!

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What sorcery is this? Sen. Elizabeth Warren was both a law professor and worked legal matters and was compensated for doing so? Fetch the kindling and bring out the stake.

Sen. Warren has posted more information about legal work she has done on her website. Here’s how the AP/USN story starts out:

Warren Campaign Releases Bankruptcy Cases She Assisted In

Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign on Wednesday released information on dozens of bankruptcy cases the former law professor was involved in, a disclosure that is unlikely to quiet GOP attempts to tie her to the corporate clients she represented.

The disclosure includes cases in which Warren served as a consultant, mediator or expert witness in addition to those in which she served as counsel. Previously, during her successful 2012 Senate run against Republican incumbent Scott Brown in Massachusetts, she had released a list of cases in which she served as counsel.

Washington Post

While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour

Sen. Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters during her career as a professor at Ivy League law schools, charging as much as $675 an hour to advise a variety of clients, from people with asbestos disease to a corporation facing possible liability over ruptured breast implants.

This is based purely on personal experience, but so far as I know it is perfectly normal for law professors to continue to do legal work and to get paid for doing so. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

Warren’s presidential campaign released a list of 56 cases on her website on Wednesday night, revealing a far higher number of cases than Warren (D-Mass.) had previously disclosed and lending detail to an aspect of her career that she rarely discusses in public.

In 2012 she released information on a subset of her work, clearly she’s up to something, summon the clouds of doubt.

And now, the figure you’ll be hearing a lot from now on: $462,321.

Details about Warren’s compensation were scant in court records. Documents reviewed by The Post showed that Warren made at least $462,321.75 from her work in 13 cases, although the total for those cases might be much higher. Warren has released only her last 10 years of tax returns, and much of her legal consulting work is not reflected in those documents.

Uh-oh, that’s $35,563.211538461538461538461538462 per case which as you can see is a suspiciously large set of numbers. And what about the fact that she only released 10 years of tax returns, which is identical to the number of tax returns that most candidates release with one notable exception? I think we’re gonna need more clouds.

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