Elizabeth Warren: One Step Closer to Heading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?


First-year students at Harvard Law School got an e-mail this week informing them that Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t be teaching their Contracts class this fall and that Professor Jerry Frug would take over instead. The e-mail’s mention of the “last-minute change” fueled speculation that Warren will be tapped to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Although, as TPM points out, progressive Dawn Johnsen left her post at Indiana University only to watch Democrats bow out of confirming her for the Office of Legal Counsel for the Justice Department. Poor Jerry Frug — Harvard Law professor sounded so prestigious before you put it next to the Woman Who’ll Hog-tie Wall Street.

Warren fuels speculation by dropping class [WP]