Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Believe:

Elizabeth Warren  Should Replace Stevens
by Dee Newman

From ABC News

John Paul Stevens has been an extremely persuasive and compelling communicator on the high court. Elizabeth Warren could (as Justice Stevens did) persuade Justice Kennedy to side with the progressives in some of those 5-4 decisions which are so critical.

She is exactly what this country needs right now.  Besides being a Harvard Law professor, she is an expert on bankruptcy law, on the ways in which economic policies are impacting the middle class.

She would be a great nominee!

The following is from Wikipedia:

Elizabeth Warren (born 1949) is an American attorney and law professor. She is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School -- where she teaches contract law, bankruptcy, and commercial law -- and has devoted much of the past three decades to studying the economics of middle class families. In the wake of the 2008-9 financial crisis, she became the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to investigate the U.S. banking bailout (formally known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program). In that role, she has provided a critical check on the U.S. Department of the Treasury and has been a leading advocate for accountability and transparency. Since 2007, she has advocated for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which President Barack Obama has supported and Congress is now considering. On April 12, 2010, CNN reported that Warren's was among additional names being considered as Supreme Court nominees to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

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