Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American academic and politician, who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law School professor specializing in bankruptcy law. Warren is an active consumer protection advocate whose work led to the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has written a number of academic and popular works, and is a frequent subject of media interviews regarding the American economy and personal finance.
Posts about Elizabeth Warren
    • When Killing Eagles Is A Matter Of Faith

      The problem with the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby is that granting expanded religious exceptions to secular laws kind of has to be open to all religions. It's easy enough to think that a religious employer doesn't have to pay for women's health in the form of birth control pills. (Actually, it's not easy to think that, it's stupid to think that, but the Court went that way anyway.

      Elie Mystal/ Above the Law- 5 readers -
    • Trimming Back Dodd-Frank

      Glass-Steagall may have lasted only 65 years, but the actual life of the Volcker Rule may be measured in months, if at all. Several pieces of legislation entitled "A bill to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act" have been introduced in Congress, but one bill has passed the House that seeks to dampen a handful of its provisions, including the rule requiring banks to get rid of its collat ...

      Christine Hurt/ Conglomerate- 7 readers -
  • Pat's Prognastications

    … Former community banker and occasional contributor to this blog, Pat Dalrymple, has a column in a local Colorado newspaper that contains his banking business predictions for 2015. Pat invites readers to call him out at year end if any of his prognostications fail to pan out. While you need to read them all in monthly order to get their full…

    Kevin Funnell/ Bank Lawyer's Blog- 4 readers -
  • Just How Much of Big Bank Fines Are Actually Paid and Who Profits?

    … been introduced to attempt to force disclosure of the true cost of these fines and settlements and to attempt to find out why the Justice Department has not forwarded any Banksters for criminal prosecution. “It appears that some in Congress are taking notice of the gap between settlements and federal receipts. Last month, the House Committee…

    Jonathan Turley- 3 readers -
  • Ismaaiyl Brinsley - When Society Loses Respect For The Legal System

    … Some cried "pampered Millennials" when students at Columbia Law School received the option to delay exams. Then students at Harvard Law School and Georgetown initiated that request. But, now with the crazed behavior of Ismaaiyl Brinsley many can gain an understanding how law students could become unhinged by the grand jury verdicts…

    Jane Genova/ Law And More- 7 readers -
  • Will The Swaps Pushout Rule Die In The Cromnibus?

    … for the big banks that do. Elizabeth Warren is incensed that it might be repealed, so maybe her constituents would be for it. But the Fed doesn't think it does bank safety much good. Here's Dave Weigel on the politics, which look good for the banks (Warren's concerns aside, Democrats aren't whipping for the pushout rule reversal to be defeated…

    David Zaring/ Conglomerate- 14 readers -
  • Losuy Morale Is Not A Deterrent To Belief In The Greater Good

    … inside the CFPB have deteriorated so much that the agency was forced this fall to solicit outside help for equal employment opportunity issues such as counseling, mediation, investigation and case management services, signaling it may not be able to handle the volume of employee complaints with its in-house resources. According to its annual…

    Kevin Funnell/ Bank Lawyer's Blog- 1 readers -
  • Privacy Monday – November 24, 2014

    … Here are three privacy stories to start your week - 1. Dear “financial institution” : how is your data security?! Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) announced (press release) that on November 18 the Senator together with Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md) sent letters to sixteen (16) financial services providers requesting detailed information about…

    Cynthia Larose/ Privacy & Security Matters- 4 readers -
  • Buying a Home – Help From the CFPB

    … Recently I got an e-mail from the newly-formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). You remember the CFPB, right? No? That’s alright. But you probably remember the agency’s public face, now-Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. So, after coming out of the shoot a few years with the President’s blessing and much fanfare, the CFPB has…

    Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blogin Massachusetts- 3 readers -
  • Speaking at NYU Law School Thursday

    … I will be at NYU Law School on Thursday November 6 to give a talk co-sponsored by the NYU Federalist Society and NYU’s Classical Liberal Institute, “Why Everything Elizabeth Warren Told You About Consumer Credit Is Wrong.” It will be from 4:00-5:50 at NYU Law School, Vanderbilt Hall Room 210…

    Todd Zywicki/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 1 readers -
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Families

    … the Senate majority, his top objectives will include repealing the health care law and scrapping a number of the reform protections under Dodd-Frank. In particular, he wants to see an end to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Of course, the agency hasn't done as much as some might have hoped, but in three years, it has recovered more than $4…

    Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog- 2 readers -
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