Bloomberg Law: Law Firms Mostly Quiet in Fight Over Georgia Voting Rights

April 7, 2021 – As corporate leaders continue a public pressure campaign against changes to Georgia’s voting law that have sparked a national debate, the country’s largest law firms so far are staying on the sidelines.
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Law360: Open Letter Encourages Lawyers To Protect Voting Rights

April 7, 2021 – Lawyers should use their powerful and influential platforms to advocate for the protection of the rule of law and to fight against voter suppression efforts in the United States, according to an open letter signed by Paul Weiss’ chairman and hundreds of other attorneys.
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April 7, 2021 – The national organization Lawyers Defending American Democracy has issued an Open Letter calling on law firms, bar associations and law schools to devote resources to protecting and expanding voter rights in the midst of efforts in state legislatures around the country to curtail access to the polls, including new restrictions passed in the state of Georgia.
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New York City Bar Association Podcast: The Professional Disciplinary Complaints about the Conduct of Rudolph Giuliani

March 4, 2021 – Jennifer Rodgers, member of the City Bar’s Task Force on the Rule of Law and CNN legal analyst, speaks with Christine Chung, a trial and appellate attorney, former federal prosecutor and steering committee member of Lawyers Defending American Democracy about disciplinary complaints against Rudy Giuliani.
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LAW.COM: NYC Bar Details Complaints, Calling for ‘Full’ Attorney-Discipline Investigation of Giuliani

March 3, 2021 – The complaints against Mr. Giuliani allege serious misconduct,” said the city bar association in an 11-page report, and they “appear to be substantiated by extensive evidence—consisting in large part of Mr. Giuliani’s own statements.
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NYC Bar Supports Giuliani Probe Over Work For Trump

March 2, 2021 – The New York City Bar Association[…] backs separate ethics complaints filed in January by former New York State Bar Association president Michael Miller and by the bipartisan nonprofit Lawyers Defending American Democracy that contend Giuliani intentionally and repeatedly crossed ethical and legal lines.
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Newsweek: ‘Boldly Frivolous’ Gohmert v. Pence Election Lawsuit Spurs Bar Complaints Against Attorneys

February 28, 2021 – “Not a single word in that amendment, or in any other, gives the vice president any role whatsoever in choosing which votes to count let alone the extraordinary, unilateral power to select who the next president should be, regardless of the outcome of votes in the various states,” the group said in a statement in January.
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The Fulcrum: One vote both squandered and sullied the ultimate congressional check on a president

February 19, 2021 – Donald Trump tried to steal the election and prevent the peaceful transfer of power. And 43 Republican senators said that’s OK when they voted to acquit him in the impeachment trial. It was time to “stop the steal,” as the former president’s allies so often shout. But it was the Senate that refused.
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ABA Journal: How lawyers can honor Black History Month with action

February 19, 2021 – This February, we mark Black History Month at a time of sharpened focus on institutional racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and a raging pandemic that has disproportionately impacted minority communities.
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New York Daily News: More than 3,100 lawyers call for Rudy Giuliani’s law license to be revoked

February 1, 2021 – More than 3,100 lawyers, including a former Attorney General, 14 ex-federal judges and three dozen former prosecutors at the office Rudy Giuliani once led, have joined a call for his law license to be revoked.
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The New York Times: Prominent Lawyers Want Giuliani’s Law License Suspended

January 21, 2021 – Dozens of prominent lawyers have signed a formal complaint seeking the suspension of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s law license — the latest and loudest in a series of calls to censure him for his actions as President Donald J. Trump’s personal attorney.
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The Hill: Lawyers group calls for Giuliani’s suspension from law practice, ethics probe

January 21, 2021 – A national lawyers group on Thursday filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani that asked a New York court panel to suspend the Trump ally’s law license and undertake a review of his role in promoting false election fraud claims that some argue fueled the insurrection at the Capitol.
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Forbes: Ethics Complaint Against Rudy Giuliani Seeks To Disbar Him In New York

January 21, 2021 – A legal advocacy group called Thursday for Rudy Giuliani to be investigated and potentially lose his license to practice law, filing an ethics complaint against the attorney with the Grievance Committee of the New York State Bar after the former New York City mayor led former President Donald Trump’s legal campaign to overturn the election and pushed baseless election fraud claims.
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Washington Post: Lawyers want Giuliani investigated, license suspended

January 21, 2021 – A lawyers’ group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law license suspended over his work promoting former President Donald Trump’s false allegations over the 2020 election.
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The Guardian: Lawyers call for Trump’s personal attorney to lose law licence

January 21, 2021 – A group of prominent lawyers has asked New York’s judiciary to suspend Rudy Giuliani’s law licence for making false claims in post-election lawsuits and urging Donald Trump’s supporters to engage in “trial by combat” shortly before they stormed the US Capitol.
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HuffPost: Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Should Be Suspended, National Group Of Attorneys Says

January 21, 2021 – A national group of lawyers filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani on Thursday, calling on the state of New York to suspend his law license following the efforts to undermine the 2020 election and spread lies from Donald Trump about widespread voter fraud causing his presidential reelection loss.
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Law360: Attys Go After Giuliani’s Law License Over Campaign Tactics

January 22, 2021 – New York State Bar Association leaders and academics hit Rudy Giuliani with an ethics complaint Thursday, joining others in calling on the bar to suspend the former New York City mayor’s license and investigate potential professional violations for persistently touting false voter fraud claims while spearheading ex-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
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LDAD Steering Committee member Lauren Stiller Rikleen authors an Opinion in the New York Daily News

January 11, 2021 – “The debate over a second Trump impeachment has underlined the false equivalence that brought about Trump’s election four years ago. Some pundits and politicians argue that, with mere days remaining in Trump’s interminable term, it is time to forget about accountability.”
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Newsweek: Louie Gohmert Should Be Disbarred Over Election Fraud Lawsuit, Lawyers’ Group Says

January 4, 2021 – Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD), a group that claims to represent 5,000 lawyers nationwide, has publicly asked for disciplinary bodies responsible for overseeing lawyers to censure Republican Texas Representative Louie Gohmert and any other lawyers who supported Gohmert’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election in favor of President Donald Trump.
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The Hill Opinion: The silver lining of the Trump presidency?

January 4, 2021 – Rarely, if ever, has a president wound up his term of office with as many people thinking ill of him as will be the case when Donald Trump returns to private life. The grave flaws of his administration have already been chronicled. What hasn’t been much noticed, however, is the positive impact he has had on one important part of American life: public engagement.
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Dallas Morning News: Gohmert, Dallas lawyer who sued to change election results violated ethics rules for lawyers, group says

January 4, 2021 – It was a ‘specious suit’ with ‘absurd’ premise, and the attorneys involved, including the Tyler congressman, should be punished, Lawyers Defending American Democracy says.
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The Hill: Sen. Hawley tramples the 2020 vote in his run to 2024

January 1, 2021 – LDAD Co-Founder Scott Harshbarger & Dennis Aftergut caution that “those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Follow the link below to read their latest Opinion piece for The Hill.
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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Former AG slams Trump attorneys for actions, bar leaders for silence

December 24, 2020 – L. Scott Harshbarger doesn’t mince words in condemning the attorneys who have spearheaded President Trump’s failed efforts to undo the results of the 2020 election. “Many lawyers and their clients have tried to inject politics and partisan self-interest into this and achieve a result which is essentially a coup,” the former two-term attorney general says. 
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The Hill: Trump attorneys risk disciplinary action over wave of election suits

December 24, 2020 – “President Trump’s barrage of litigation is a pretext for a campaign to undermine public confidence in the outcome of the 2020 election, which inevitably will subvert constitutional democracy,” read the open letter compiled by the group Lawyers Defending American Democracy. “Sadly, the President’s primary agents and enablers in this effort are lawyers, obligated by their oath and ethical rules to uphold the rule of law.”
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Bill Press Podcast: Punish Trump’s Enablers!

December 23, 2020 – LDAD Co-founder Scott Harshbarger joined the the Bill Press Podcast to discuss why the eighteen Attorney Generals who joined Texas AG Paxton’s now dismissed lawsuit to overturn the election should be disciplined and sanctioned. Along with host Bill Press, Scott is joined by Les Francis, former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Jimmy Carter.
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New York Times Opinion: Is Trump Abusing Presidential Pardons?

December 23, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell suggests actions Congress could institute to begin reforming the Presidential pardon.
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New York Opinion: Trump’s Loss, the Republic’s Win

December 21, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut authors a letter published by the New York Times on the importance of civic virtue.
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The Bulwark: Holding the House 32 Accountable

December 22, 2020 – Of the 126 House Republicans who signed the brief supporting the frivolous Trumpian Supreme Court lawsuit, 32 are lawyers. The bar should sanction.
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Connecticut Law Tribune: Scorched-Earth Policy Makes for an Unnecessarily Messy Presidential Transition

November 16, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell’s latest op-ed reads in part, “Scorched earth is what a nation’s military forces do in combat operations against an invader’s forces. It is not what an elected government in a democratic country does when it is voted from office.”
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Boston Globe Opinion: Trump’s election lawyers must be investigated

December 15, 2020 – LDAD co-founder Scott Harsbarger and LDAD Steering Committee members Lauren Stiller Rikleen, and Dennis Aftergut argue that if disciplinary authorities do not address President Trump’s attorneys’ ethical violations, the rules of professional conduct will be regarded as a meaningless standard to other lawyers and to the public.
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Dallas Morning News: Lawyer Group Seeks Sanctions Against Texas AG Paxton

December 14, 2020 – The Dallas Morning News ran a story on our latest call for bar condemnation and disciplinary action against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the initiator of the dangerous and frivolous Supreme Court petition.
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Boston Globe Editorial: Trump attorneys must face disciplinary action

December 10, 2020 – “More than 1,500 lawyers — including law professors, retired judges, and former heads of bar associations — issued a public letter calling the actions of Giuliani and the other attorneys pushing these baseless claims “a disgrace.” The signees urged disciplinary bodies to investigate their actions, and bar associations to publicly condemn them.”
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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Lawyers group calls for probe of Trump campaign counsel

December 10, 2020 – More than 1,500 attorneys have signed an open letter calling on bar associations to condemn President Trump’s campaign attorneys and urging bar disciplinary authorities to investigate the attorneys’ conduct, the group Lawyers Defending American Democracy has announced.
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People Magazine: Lawyers Across the Country Urge Disciplinary Investigation of Trump Campaign Legal Team

December 9, 2020 – About 1,500 lawyers and counting have signed a letter condemning President Donald Trump’s campaign legal team, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, for spreading falsehoods and “a pattern of frivolous court claims” as well as working to undermine the 2020 election.
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Washington Post: Letter from 1,500 attorneys says Trump campaign lawyers don’t have ‘license to lie’

November 8, 2020 – “President Trump’s barrage of litigation is a pretext for a campaign to undermine public confidence in the outcome of the 2020 election, which inevitably will subvert constitutional democracy,” the letter says. “Sadly, the President’s primary agents and enablers in this effort are lawyers, obligated by their oath and ethical rules to uphold the rule of law.”
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ABA Journal: Hundreds of lawyers call for ethics probes of attorneys for election fraud claims; are bar charges likely?

November 8. 2020 – Two former presidents of the ABA are among a group of more than 1,500 lawyers who are calling for ethics probes of lawyers making claims of widespread election fraud.
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The Hill: More than 1,500 attorneys sign letter condemning Trump legal team

November 7, 2020 – An open letter from Lawyers Defending Democracy has been signed by more than 1,500 attorneys, law professors and officials in the legal profession, including some high-profile signees such as Laurel Bellows, a former president of both the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
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LAW.COM: ‘A Disgrace’: Hundreds of Lawyers Call for Bar Condemnations of Trump Election Lawyers

November 7, 2020 – Hundreds of attorneys, including former heads of bar associations and retired federal judges, are calling for bar associations to investigate and condemn the lawyers behind President Donald Trump’s election lawsuits.
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Law & Crime: Former American Bar Association Presidents, 1,000-Plus Lawyers Call for Bar Investigations of Trump Campaign Attorneys

November 7, 2020 – At least 1,500 lawyers—retired judges, law professors, DOJ alumni and two former presidents of the American Bar Association (ABA) among them—have called for bar associations to condemn Trump campaign lawyers and to investigate their post-election conduct.
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HuffPost: 1,500 Attorneys Call On Bar Associations To Condemn Trump Campaign Lawyers

December 7, 2020 – HuffPost features coverage of LDAD’s Open Letter calling on Bar authorities to condemn and launch investigations into President Trump’s campaign lawyers.
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New York Daily News: The case for disbarring Giuliani and DiGenova

December 7, 2020 – “You don’t need a law degree to understand that the clock may be ticking on some Trump lawyers’ licenses. Rudolph Giuliani and Joseph DiGenova are two whose conduct has raised questions about their fitness to practice law.” Co-authored by LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut makes the case for disbarring Giuliani and DiGenova.
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The New York Times: Lawyers across the country urge bar associations to investigation Trump’s legal team.

December 7, 2020 – Arguing that “a license to practice law is not a license to lie,” nearly 1,500 lawyers issued a letter on Monday calling on bar associations across the country to investigate and, if needed, penalize the members of President Trump’s legal team, including the architect of his post-election strategy, Rudolph W. Giuliani.
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The Bulwark: The GOP’s Burghers of Calais

December 6, 2020 – When it emerged that Republican state officials from Michigan had been summoned to the White House in connection with President Trump’s already desperate struggle to unravel the results of this year’s general election, I thought of The Burghers of Calais. How else to capture their defeat—ironically at the hands of the leader of their own party, rather than some foe.
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The Hill: ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’

November 27, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell writes, “Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale” includes perhaps the most famous stage direction in the history of theater: “Exit, pursued by a bear.” The character pursued, Antigonus, comes to a bad end. Worse yet, it happens off stage. As winter approaches, one wonders what President Trump, facing the end of his time in the limelight […] would make of the Bard of Avon’s stage direction.
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LDAD Applauds the New York City Bar Association’s Statement on Lawyers’ and Public Officials’ Obligations During the Presidential Transition Period

November 21, 2020 – LDAD applauds the New York City Bar Association and its President Sheila S. Boston for the statement it has issued in response to what they call “troubling and inappropriate conduct” by President Trump and his officials. The statement takes aim at the Administration’s misleading assertions that there existed widespread electoral fraud, as well as their refusal to facilitate an orderly and efficient Presidential transition.
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The Berkshire Eagle Commentary: A Hard Landing

November 20, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell wonders what must be going on in President Donald Trump’s mind as he files an “infinite number of lawsuits” in a futile attempt at a “Hail Mary.”
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The Guardian: Donald Trump is still busy trying to bulldoze democracy

November 20, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut issues a call to arms: “If we survive this moment of danger, the US must attend to the difficult process of legislative, perhaps even constitutional, reform to prevent the next assault on democracy. In the meantime, we need an all hands on deck approach, mobilizing political leaders and civil society that the US has for a long time used to promote democracy abroad.”
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The Hill: Presidential intransigence threatens our health and national security

November 19, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut co-authors an op-ed about the President’s shattering of time-tested norms — most recently, his refusal to facilitate the orderly transition of power.
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The Bulwark: Trump Goes Out as He Came In

November 19, 2020 – Donald Trump’s presidency is ending the way it began: with a handoff between administrations that could have been smooth but is instead confused, mired in controversy, and less useful for good governance than it could have been. So argues LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell in a new op-ed featured in the The Bulwark.
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The National Law Journal: Now Is the Time for Bar Associations to Come to the Aid of Their Country

November 16, 2020 – Laureen Rikleen, LDAD Steering Committee member, issues a powerful, critical and timely call to action for leaders of our profession. “Our country is at particular peril if its lawyers fail to recognize their unique role in protecting democracy.”
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The Bulwark: The Week Democracy Pushed Back

November 17, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut co-authors a new article celebrating the citizens and leaders who have used their voices and platforms to stand up to the the President’s maneuvers to distort our most precious right—the vote. 
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Boston Globe: Attorneys representing Trump criticized by fellow lawyers for backing his false claims of widespread election fraud

November 13, 2020 – Lawyers nationwide are demanding that their colleagues stop representing President Trump since he is falsely claiming widespread voter fraud and such unfounded allegations are in violation of his duties under the US Constitution. The Nov. 10 open letter is signed by more than 1,100 lawyers, many of them in with Massachusetts ties, including retired Supreme Judicial Court Justice Fernande RV Duffly, former federal judge Nancy Gertner, and Pamela Bergman, president of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.
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Vanity Fair: Law Firms Abandoning Trump’s Efforts to Undermine Democracy

November 13, 2020 – “The country and the world are watching to see how America responds to the President’s shameful attack on the legitimacy of America’s voting process,” the nonprofit Lawyers Defending American Democracy wrote in an open letter signed by over 1,000 attorneys this week.
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USA Today: ‘Abuse of the rule of law’: 1,000 ex-judges, attorneys slam Trump’s false claims of voter fraud

November 13, 2020 – “A group of 1,000 attorneys, including retired federal and state judges, state attorneys general and law professors criticized the Trump administration over baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election”
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LAW.COM: Pressure Mounts on Attorneys Lodging US Election Fraud Claims

November 13, 2020 – “Amid widespread condemnation and a protest called for outside the front doors of a New York law firm, the national bipartisan group Lawyers Defending American Democracy has released an open letter intending to increase pressure on attorneys and firms supporting claims of election fraud and calling out U.S. senators and the U.S. attorney general for what it characterizes as their complicity in obstructing the 2020 presidential election process.”
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Miami Herald: Ethics at Risk

November 13, 2020 – “Prestigious law firms are skating close to the ethical edge in filing lawsuits which undermine faith in the outcome of the presidential election.” So says a new Letter to the Editor by LDAD Steering Committee member Fred Lowenfels.
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The Fulcrum: Now there’s an urgent opening to really make America great again

November 13, 2020 – “The norms of democratic behavior must be restored. The divisions that have poisoned this country must be bridged. This calls for enlightened behavior.” LDAD Steering Committee members James McHugh and Stanley J. Marcuss author a new Op-Ed exploring what’s needed in the post-Trump era to truly make America great again.
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USA Today: The Supreme Court must avoid partisan overreach on election cases

November 5, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut co-authors an article urging the Supreme Court to resist the President’s attempts to use the court as his political tool. The future of our democracy depends on it.
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VERDICT: How to Repair the Damage Done by Donald Trump

November 2, 2020 – It’s not too early to start thinking about repairing the damage to our democracy done over the last four years. On October 27, Lawyers Defending American Democracy, an organization with more than 2,000 supporters nationwide, did just that.
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USA Today Opinion: FBI director Wray says the right things about protecting voters. But he needs to say more.

LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut co-authors an article explaining why voters concerned about voter suppression and interference need more reassurances from FBI Director Christopher Wray.
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Bloomberg News: The ABA Must Include Its Core Values When Ranking Judges

Laureen Rikleen is a LDAD Steering Committee member and former president of the Boston Bar Association. In an article published by Bloomberg News, she argues the ABA’s criteria for evaluating federal judges is flawed. This process resulted in a “highly qualified” ranking of Amy Coney Barrett even though her views are contrary to the ABA’s own stated values.
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LDAD Letter Featured in the Washington Post

October 23, 2020 – In a letter to the Washington Post, LDAD Steering Committee member Stanley J. Marcuss points out the deeply disturbing aspects of the Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination and why the nomination poses a threat to the institution and reputation of the Supreme Court.
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Boston Globe Editorial References LDAD’s Statement of Support for DOJ Employees

October 19, 2020 – “As an open letter in support of current Justice Department attorneys and agents signed by a nonpartisan coalition of former prosecutors and judges, law professors, and practicing attorneys states that the American people need DOJ officials to ‘stand by their oaths and the Department of Justice’s duty to do justice for the public by not participating in partisan misuse of the DOJ.”
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LAW.COM: Standing Up to Barr’s Election Maneuvers: Former Judges and Bar Leaders Support Pushback by DOJ Lawyers

October 15, 2020 – In their open statement, legal profession leaders have acted wisely—demonstrating their support for DOJ professionals who heed that call and refuse to stand by silently as a misguided Attorney General dishonors our Constitution,” write Frederick Baron, former associate deputy attorney general and director of the Executive Office of National Security, and Renne Public Law Group’s Dennis Aftergut, a former federal prosecutor and chief assistant city attorney in San Francisco.
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Bloomberg Law: Why Are DOJ Alums, Bar Leaders Speaking Out for Conscience Now?

October 15, 2020 – Former Department of Justice trial attorney Joshua P. Bogin explains why he was one of more than 800 signatories on an open letter supporting DOJ attorneys who stand up to partisan actions by Attorney General William Barr. The letter is aimed to help preserve public trust that DOJ professionals are not simply pawns of whatever administration occupies the White House.
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Washington Times: Coalition of attorneys, ex-judges calls on career DOJ lawyers to speak out against Barr

October 8, 2020 – A coalition of attorneys and judges on Thursday said they will support any Justice Department official who resigns or speaks out against what they say is “political misuse” of the department by Attorney General William P. Barr ahead of next month’s presidential election.
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LAW & CRIME: Hundreds of Lawyers, Law Profs and Former Judges Warn: Bill Barr’s ‘Political Misuse’ of the DOJ Could Undermine Election

October 8, 2020 – Several hundred current and former attorneys offered their support for Department of Justice personnel who may feel uneasy about being used for Attorney General Bill Barr’s political agenda. In an open letter published Thursday, the signatories warned of “difficult choices” facing DOJ employees who are worried about “political misuse” of the nation’s top law enforcement agency as the 2020 general election looms in the none-too-distant future.
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Boston Globe Op-Ed: To protect the election, prosecutors and lawyers everywhere must stand up to Attorney General Barr

October 8, 2020 – If mobilized to favor one candidate’s election success, the DOJ’s army of lawyers and agents could swing the outcome of a contested national vote against the people’s will.
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Verdict: “Should Department of Justice Lawyers Defy William Barr?”

October 8, 2020 – On Wednesday, a group called Lawyers Defending Democracy published an extraordinary, open letter addressed to the 100,000 professionals working in the United States Department of Justice. This letter was signed by more than 600 members of the bar from across the United States, including three former American Bar Association presidents, three former state bar presidents, eight former federal judges, and four former state attorneys general.
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Politico: Legal professionals vow to stand against DOJ political interference

October 8, 2020 – Three former American Bar Association presidents, as well as several former judges and state and local bar leaders, are offering support to any Justice Department officials who resign or speak out against evidence of politicization in the waning weeks of the 2020 presidential election.
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The Hill: Hundreds of attorneys and judges offer to support any Trump official opposing ‘political misuse of the DOJ’

October 8, 2020 – Hundreds of attorneys and judges are offering support to Justice Department officials who resign or speak out about what they say is “political misuse” of the department by Attorney General William Barr in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 presidential election. 
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USA Today: Dannehy joins Justice honor roll by resigning from politicized Durham FBI Russia probe

September 15, 2020 – Career lawyers should protest or resign like Dannehy to flag partisan misuse of the Justice Department in the election, our core democratic moment. So says LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut in his latest Op-ed (co-authored with Frederick Baron, former Associate Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Executive Office for National Security in the Clinton administration) for USA Today.
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USA Today: The moment when the Justice Department lost the chance to dismiss General Flynn’s case

September 1, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Dennis Aftergut co-authors an Op-ed in USA Today that asks, “Are there any circumstances when a court could deny an unopposed prosecutor’s motion to drop a case?” His answer – Yes, corruption.
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Regarding the Use of the White House for the Republican Convention

August 27, 2020 – Mark Meadows, the President’s Chief of Staff, says he is not concerned about possibly breaking the law in hosting the Republican Convention at the White House because “Nobody outside of the Beltway really cares.” In a letter to the Washington Post, LDAD Steering Committee member Stanley J. Marcuss calls this assertion “an insult to those living outside the Beltway.”
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Acting Is Too Serious for the Business of Government

August 15, 2020 – The U.S. Government Accountability Office has ruled that the Acting Head of the Department of Homeland Security and his Acting deputy occupy their positions unlawfully. LDAD Steering Committee member Stanley J. Marcuss authors a letter on the appropriateness of bypassing the Senate when doing the business of filling important government positions.
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USA Today: The unethical William Barr: 27 lawyers, 4 powerful allegations of dishonesty and deceit

July 28, 2020 – Lawyers’ complaint is shocking evidence of Barr’s mendacity and a warning for us: He’s America’s most important public lawyer, and we can’t trust him.
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Verdict / Justia covers LDAD’s Disciplinary Complaint Against A.G. Barr

July 28, 2020 – Today Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to testify before Congress. Meanwhile, less than a week ago, 27 nonpartisan members of the DC legal establishment, including four former presidents of the DC Bar, filed a disciplinary complaint for systematic violations of the canons of ethics by Mr. Barr.
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Miami Herald Op-ed: Donate to crowdfunding site so those who have served their time can vote, as Floridians intended

July 28, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to permit Florida to keep hundreds of thousands of people formerly convicted of felonies from voting in next month’s primary elections.
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Op-ed by LDAD Steering Committee member Stanley J. Marcuss: Rehearing in Michael Flynn Case Important to The Rule of Law

July 2020 – In a small but significant victory for the rule of law, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has decided to review a 2-1 panel ruling that Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Advisory, must be allowed to go free despite the fact that he lied to the FBI in its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  This may not sound like a big deal, but it is.
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Bloomberg Law Spotlights LDAD’s Complaint against Attorney General Barr

July 24, 2020 – A new D.C. Bar complaint details the pattern of alleged ethical violations taken by Attorney General William Barr in the last two years that showed political interference in the Department of Justice’s law enforcement decisions and damage to the morale of DOJ attorneys, says Joseph Rich, who spent more than 36 years working for the DOJ under attorneys general from both parties.
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The Bulwark Features LDAD and asks “Should Bill Barr Be Disbarred?

July 24, 2020 – On Wednesday a group of distinguished members of the District of Columbia Bar forced that question by alleging that the attorney general has committed a series of serious violations of his ethical obligations as a lawyer.

That the attorney general must be an exemplary lawyer is highlighted in the Judiciary Act of 1789, which created that position, and by subsequent codifications of the attorney general’s duties.
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Courthouse News Service cites LDAD’s Amicus Brief in Michael Cohen case coverage

July 23, 2020 – Calling the government’s retaliation unprecedented in his 21-year career, a federal judge ruled Thursday that Michael Cohen was unfairly sent back to prison for writing a book during home confinement[…] Lawyers Defending American Democracy, a group calling for Barr’s resignation as attorney general, filed an amicus brief in the case on Tuesday.

Represented by attorney Christine Chung, the group says Cohen’s case is about extortion. “BOP is unconstitutionally attempting to use an inmate’s fear of contracting the coronavirus to extract a commitment not to write an unflattering book about the President of the United States,” the group said in its scathing letter.
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Washington Examiner features LDAD: Former DC Bar Association presidents call for investigation into William Barr

July 22, 2020 – Four former D.C. Bar Association presidents are calling for an investigation into whether Attorney General William Barr violated its rules for lawyers practicing in the city.

The four former presidents were among a group of more than two dozen D.C. bar members who sent a letter dated Wednesday to Hamilton P. Fox, who serves as disciplinary counsel, according to Politico. The letter urged his office to look into whether Barr’s behavior warrants punishment by the association.
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Breitbart: “Lawyers’ group files professional ethics complaint against A.G. Barr”

July 22, 2020— More than two dozen Washington D.C. lawyers on Wednesday filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of violating his professional obligations as a member of the local bar.
This article was authored and originally published by United Press International.
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LDAD featured in Politico: Past D.C. Bar Association chiefs call for probe of William Barr

July 22, 2020 – Four former presidents of the D.C. Bar Association have signed a letter calling on the group to investigate whether Attorney General William Barr has violated its rules. The District of Columbia Bar authorizes lawyers to practice in the city and has the power to punish them for breaking its rules and to revoke their law licenses.
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Just Security Op-ed: Why 27 Distinguished DC Lawyers Filed a Complaint with Bar Association Against Attorney General Barr

July 22, 2020 – It has been deeply disturbing to witness Attorney General William Barr persistently acting to undermine the rule of law over the past sixteen months. The administration of justice depends on lawyers honoring their ethical duties and playing by the rules, so the public can have confidence in the fairness and impartiality of our legal system.
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LDAD Steering Committee Member Eugene Fidell’s Opinion featured in The Hill

July 6, 2020 – Just before the Fourth of July weekend, the Supreme Court of the United States, by what has now become its customary 5-4 vote, granted a stay of a lower court decision that would have required Alabama to permit Alabamians to vote by mail without having their ballots notarized or attested by two witnesses. Big mistake.
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LDAD Applauds George Washington University Law School Faculty for its Criticism of Attorney General William Barr

June 24, 2020 – Professors and deans at George Washington University Law School renounced one of their most prominent alumni on Tuesday, releasing a statement vilifying Attorney General William Barr’s conduct since taking up residence in the 45th president’s cabinet. The undersigned faculty members requested that Barr be investigated and censured, but ultimately called for his resignation.
Click here to read their six page Open Letter >>

LDAD earns the endorsement of former Congressman Henry Waxman

June 15, 2020 – Congressman Waxman (1975-2015; Calif.) has released the following statement in support of LDAD’s Open Letter to States and American Lawyers to Protect Against Voter Suppression:

“The tragic killings of black Americans we have witnessed over the recent past have shown how far we need to go to ensure ourselves and the world that human rights, social justice, and equal opportunities are synonymous with American values. I believe that the vast majority of Americans share those values and will express them when they step into the voting booth this November. That is why it is important as it ever has been to guarantee free and unencumbered access to those voting booths in every corner of this great country. LDAD’s Open Letter is a call to action by lawyers throughout the Nation to support that access. It is also a call to action by us all.”

The Boston Globe Op-Ed: Why the Michael Flynn Case Matters to You

June 10, 2020 – LDAD founder Scott Harshbarger and Steering Committee member Evan Falchuk author a new op-ed published by the Boston Globe arguing why the Flynn case is at the front lines of the most important battle of our time: that between the rule of law and law of the ruler.
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Law & Crime: Legal Advocacy Group Defends Judge’s Order in Michael Flynn Case

May 27, 2020 – A nonpartisan legal advocacy organization composed of attorneys and former federal and state judges filed an amicus brief on Wednesday defending U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s handling of the Michael Flynn case thus far. Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD) warned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that Flynn’s case presented issues of significant constitutional consequence.
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The Hill Opinion: On government and public confidence

May 17, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell authors another persuasive op-ed for The Hill’s Opinion section. In it, he explores what it means for a President to foster the public’s confidence in government and the administration of justice.
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Boston Globe: Judge Sullivan must reject Barr’s usurpation of judicial power

May 11 2020 – A new Op-ed by Professor Laurence Tribe urges Judge Sullivan to move ahead and sentence Michael Flynn.
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Lawyers Allied to Uphold the Rule of Law (LAUROL)

May 2020 – LAUROL is a nationwide, nonpartisan coalition of lawyers, legal scholars, and retired jurists dedicated to “ensuring that all persons in the United States receive fair and impartial justice.” In a letter to the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives, the group expresses their concerns about actions taken by the Department of Justice and the present Administration.
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DOJ Alumni Statement on Flynn Case

May 11, 2020 –  A statement made on behalf of former Department of Justice employees in response to the Department’s motion to drop the charges against Michael Flynn condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s political interference, expresses support for the career employees of DOJ, implores Judge Sullivan to scrutinize the Department’s purported justification for dropping the charges, and calls on Congress to hold Barr accountable, including formally censuring him.
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Washington Post: Experts weigh in on the pandemic

May 8, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Stanley Marcuss weighs in on President Trump’s refusal to let Anthony S. Fauci testify before the House of Representatives in a Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post.
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The Hill: Today should be ‘Rule of Law Day’

May 1, 2020 – LDAD Steering Committee member Eugene R. Fidell makes a powerful case in The Hill’s Opinion section. “ Law Day needs a facelift, and I suggest we begin by renaming it Rule of Law Day, because the Rule of Law itself — a phrase we usually employ when talking about other countries — is as much under siege as our society as a whole is because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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The Hill: Federal officials fired by Trump face tough road in court

April 11, 2020 – President Trump’s recent shake-up of agency watchdogs has his critics fuming, but legal experts say that federal officials fired for even apparently political reasons have little legal recourse. A group of legal heavyweights, Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD), said Trump’s treatment of the inspectors general undermined the rule of law.
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The Crime Report: 300 Lawyers, Judges Call for Barr’s Resignation

March 25, 2020 – Attorney General William Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone case and his efforts to distort the conclusions of the federal investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election make him unfit to be the highest justice official in the U.S., charges a letter signed by 300 leading attorneys, former judges, and bar association presidents.

The letter, organized by Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD), a nonprofit advocacy group formed in 2018, called on Barr to resign, arguing that his behavior “undermines both the appearance of impartial justice and impartial justice itself.”
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Law and Crime: Lawyers Call for Barr’s Resignation: COVID-19 Is a Danger to Our Health and Economy, Barr Is a Danger to Democracy

March 24, 2020 – A self-styled non-partisan group of lawyers and former judges continued a tradition of sorts on Tuesday by calling for Attorney General William Barr’s resignation.

Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD), a group of 300 attorneys, former judges, state and federal prosecutors, penned an open letter to say that the COVID-19 pandemic is a danger to Americans’ health and the economy, but that Barr is a danger to democracy.
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Boston Bar Association: Statement on Maintaining Public Trust in the Justice System

February 14, 2020 – Lawyers Defending American Democracy applauds the Boston Bar Association’s warning that the prosecution of Roger Stone poses a serious threats to public confidence in the Department of Justice and the rule of law.
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New York City Bar Association: Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders and Department of Justice Inspector General Regarding the Prosecution of Roger Stone and Related Actions by the Department of Justice

February 12, 2020 – Lawyers Defending American Democracy applauds the statement issued today by the New York City Bar Association which calls for immediate investigations by Congress and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General in connection with the prosecution of Roger Stone.
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Above the Law: Hundreds Of Lawyers Protest On Steps Of Supreme Court To Demand ‘Impartial Justice’ In Trump’s Impeachment

January 31, 2020 – Today, Lawyers for Good Government, along with Lawyers Defending American Democracy, Lawyer Moms of America, and Demand Justice will join together in solidarity to protest on the steps of the Supreme Court in an effort to demand that every United States Senator fulfill their duties and obligations to our country.
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Boston Globe Letters: Senate trial underway beneath a shadow of partisanship

January 20, 2020 – It is too often said that a Senate trial following impeachment is political, so the Senate can proceed in whichever way it chooses. Yes, the Senate is a political body, but that does not make an impeachment trial political.
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Boston Globe Opinion: Why Mitch McConnell must allow Senate to call witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial

January 14, 2020 – By voting in favor of calling witnesses and demanding documents, Democrats will necessarily take the chance that the information revealed will help exonerate the president. If that turns out to be the case, so be it. At stake is not how best to achieve a preordained partisan result, but how best to conduct a fair trial. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, “Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is.”
Click here to read Professor Larry Tribe’s Opinion in the Boston Globe >> 

LAW.COM / The National Law Journal: ‘Indefensible’: Hundreds of Lawyers Criticize McConnell Over Senate Impeachment Trial

January 7, 2020 – Hundreds of lawyers have signed onto an open letter criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his comments saying the Senate’s upcoming impeachment trial does not have to be impartial.

In the letter to the Senate, published Tuesday by the group Lawyers Defending American Democracy, the lawyers said that McConnell’s “assertions cannot withstand scrutiny.”
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The Hill: Hundreds of lawyers urge McConnell to ‘do impartial justice’ at Senate impeachment trial

January 7, 2020 – Hundreds of attorneys from across the legal profession on Tuesday published a letter calling on the Senate to conduct a fair and impartial trial of President Trump once the upper chamber receives the House-passed articles of impeachment. 

The more than 280 signatories of the open letter comprise two dozen academics including Harvard law professor and outspoken Trump critic Laurence Tribe, a former Massachusetts attorney general, and former judges, prosecutors and managing partners of prominent law firms from across the country. 
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Times Union: The President Must Follow the Law

December 30, 2019 – Early signer and strong LDAD supporter Daniel Sleasman and Chairman Scott Harshbarger examine the dominant issue of the moment – whether or not President Donald Trump should be removed from office and if President Nixon’s famous remark – “Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal” – stands up.
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Los Angeles Times: Trump’s war on the rule of law

As discussed in this column from the LA Times, it is hard to imagine a more dangerous assault on the rule of law than Donald Trump’s use of the pardon power to reward and galvanize political supporters. In his hands, what was a rarely used remedy for injustice is becoming a refuge for outlaws.
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LDAD’s Letter to Congress

October 16, 2019 – In late September, LDAD’s Congressional Outreach Committee delivered a letter to the offices of more than 200 Congress-people who themselves are lawyers. The same letter was also delivered to key staffers for the Senate and House of Representatives “Gang of Eight”, to the Chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, House Oversight Committee, Senate Government Operations Committee, and to each of their subcommittees’ Chairs. 

We have received and are waiting on additional responses. Still our work is not done. To help with Congressional Outreach, please feel free to customize the letter linked below or email us at
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Regarding the White House Letter in Response to the Impeachment Inquiry

October 8, 2019 As lawyers with decades of experience in litigation and government, this letter may be the most unprofessional document we’ve ever seen. Congress should ignore it. The author’s position is reprehensible.
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Anchorage Daily News – LDAD Steering Committee Member Lisa Weissler: “Alaska’s U.S. Senators Must Defend the Constitution”

September 24, 2019 – In America’s system of government, laws are only as good as those willing to uphold them. When governmental institutions fail to enforce the law equitably or violate their statutory and constitutional mandates without consequence, the system crumbles. One of the greatest institutional failures we face today is the U.S. Senate’s abandonment of its duty to serve as a check on President Donald Trump’s disregard for the Constitution and the laws that govern our society.
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LAW.COM / The National Law Journal: Legal Heavyweights Call Out Bar Associations to Respond to Trump Mistruths

September 13, 2019 – Representatives of hundreds of attorneys, law firm partners, scholars and  judges who raised alarm in February over what they called the abandonment of the rule of law by the Trump administration have released another call to the legal community to speak out against attacks on truth and justice.
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Linda Greenhouse via The New York Times: A ‘Train Wreck’ Was Averted at the Supreme Court, but for How Long?

July 18, 2019 – Linda Greenhouse was absolutely right about the Constitutional near miss that occurred in the census case last week. How long will the ABA keep silent?”
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Boston College Law School Magazine – LDAD Steering Committee Member John Montgomery decries President’s Contempt for the Rule of Law

Summer Edition 2019 – John T. Montgomery ’75, former First Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and retired managing partner at Ropes & Gray, was among more than 200 attorneys, including several others with ties to BC Law, who stepped forward April 25 to defend American democracy and the rule of law.
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Harvard Magazine – LDAD Chair Scott Harshbarger Urges “The Center Must Hold”

Summer Edition 2019 – Scott Harshbarger, LL.B. ’68 writes, “Joining with several Harvard Law and College classmates in the fall of 2018, we formed Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD), hoping to mobilize our legal profession colleagues and leaders in a nonpartisan effort to defend the rule of law and our core legal principles against the systematic assault by President Trump – and his leadership enables – to weaken, erode, and corrupt these institutional constraints that serve as the foundation for democracy. In February, we released our Open Letter articulating five core legal/democracy principles regularly being violated by the President with impunity, and we invited our colleagues to sign on publicly. Our objective is to get law school, law firm, and bar association leaders to stand and deliver to protect and defend these principles so that ‘things do not fall apart!’ ‘The Center must hold.”

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School: After the Mueller Report: The AG, White House, and Congress–A Constitutional Crisis?

July 2019 – Last month, Boston College Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law & Public Policy hosted a panel focused on the Mueller Report featuring Frank Figliuzzi, Joyce Vance, Chuck Rosenberg, and Michael Sullivan. The panel was moderated by Professor and Rappaport Faculty Director Daniel Kanstroom.
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Via The Wall Street Journal: Accusing the New York Times of ‘Treason,’ Trump Crosses a Line

June 19, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal hosts New York Times publisher A.G. Sultzberger’s direct and powerful response to the President’s unacceptably dangerous use of the “treason” label use to criticize a Times news report. 
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Rep. Jamie Raskin Supports and Submits LDAD’s Open Letter and Appendix into the Congressional Record

May 9, 2019 – “Madam Speaker, while the nation has been focused on Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and questions of presidential obstruction of justice, President Donald Trump’s violation of fundamental principles and norms of American democracy have been far more comprehensive.”
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Montana Standard: Bound by the chains of the Constitution

May 9, 2019 – All lawyers and others interested in preservation of the Rule of Law should be actively involved in preserving the “Constitutional chains” discussed by Retired Justice James C. Nelson.
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Via Medium: Statement by Former Federal Prosecutors

May 6, 2019 – Powerfully supporting the Rule of Law, 450 ex federal prosecutors from Republican and Democratic administrations found in the Mueller report “overwhelming evidence” that Pres. Trump “with corrupt intent” “obstructed or attempted to obstruct” Mueller’s “truth-finding process.
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Press Release: Prominent Attorneys Recognize “Law Day” By Calling on Lawyers to Fight for Democracy

BOSTON – In 1958, President Eisenhower, facing Russian threats to American democracy, declared May 1 would henceforth be known as “Law Day,” a day to honor and celebrate the Rule of Law. Today, facing threats to democracy at home, Lawyers Defending American Democracy – a bipartisan, national coalition of attorneys, many of them leaders in the profession – called upon all lawyers to shine a spotlight on President Trump for violating fundamental, non-partisan principles and norms of American democracy.
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ThinkTech Hawaii: Lawyers Defending American Democracy

April 30, 2019 – Lawyers Defending American Democracy Co-Founder, Scott Harshbarger and Steering Committee member, Eugene Fidell discuss the origins and mission of the organization with ThinkTech Hawaii host, Jay Fidell.
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U.S. Department of Justice: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

April 18, 2019 – Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public. Lawyers have a special responsibility to contribute to the public understanding in times like these. We encourage our colleagues to read the report and engage in that discussion.
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Boston College Law Review: Former Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Robert Cordy argues for an independent and strong judiciary and press

April 15, 2019 – As Robert Cordy demonstrates, a vibrant democracy needs both a strong and independent judiciary and a free and independent press. But the freedom and independence of both is particularly important in an era when they are under relentless assaults from the Nation’s Chief Executive.
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NECN: ‘Lawyers Defending American Democracy’ Decry Trump’s Disregard for Law

February 28, 2019 – John Montgomery, former managing partner, Ropes and Gray, and Fernande R.V. Duffly, former justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, join Sue to talk about the non-partisan group they have formed called “Lawyers Defending American Democracy.” They discuss their concerns about the erosion of the rule of law under President Donald Trump and what they hope Congress plans to do.
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The National Law Journal Shines Light on LDAD’s National Movement

February 22, 2019 – More than 200 lawyers have formed a new legal advocacy group challenging what they call the erosion of the rule of law under the presidency of Donald Trump.

“We, as lawyers, cannot ignore or remain silent about President Donald Trump’s disregard of these core values and principles. We must speak out,” the lawyers wrote in an open letter that was distributed Thursday.
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CNN Politics Features LDAD’s Official Launch

February 20, 2019 – More than 200 lawyers have formed a new legal advocacy group challenging what they call the erosion of the rule of law under the presidency of Donald Trump.

A newly formed group of lawyers is pushing the nonpartisan legal community — including members of Congress — to call out what they say is President Donald Trump’s continued abuse of constitutional, political and democratic values and norms.
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