Statement

Statement Calling for the Impeachment of Attorney General Barr

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We, the undersigned lawyers, mindful of our professional, ethical and moral obligations to uphold the rule of law declare the following:

That AG Barr’s attempt to fire the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and replace him with a non-Senate confirmed acting U.S. attorney raises serious questions about his and the President’s motivation and their corruption of the process of appointment;

That AG Barr’s conduct in this case and in a series of prior events, most recently the order to use paramilitary forces on peaceful protestors, and the use of the Justice Department to quash publication of a book by Ambassador Bolton show a disdain for the rule of law;

That AG Barr has the support of the President and will not resign from his post;

Therefore we call on the House of Representatives to immediately start impeachment proceedings against AG Barr, consistent with their responsibilities for oversight and protection against abuse of power by the executive branch.

Time is of the essence.

Signed:

Rosina Abramson – Former NYC and State official
John Achatz – Access to Justice Fellow, De Novo
Dan Alterman – Founder of civil rights law firm
Steven Andrews – Former Special Assistant to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Paula Atkinson – Attorney
Kurt Autor – N/A
Natasha Axelrod – Attorney
Kimberly Baker Medina – Private practice, immigration attorney
Stanley Balis – N/A
Alan Baron – Former Assistant United States Attorney
Dianne Baron – N/A
Charles Baron – Emeritus Professor Boston College Law School
Jeffrey Bartell – Retired Partner, Quarles & Brady
Christopher Batinsey – N/A
Lynn Bechtol – Attorney
Marilyn Bernhardt – Attorney
Eric Blumenson – Professor of Law Emeritus
Bruce Bookman – Retired
Darren Bouwmeester – N/A
Judith Bowman – N/A
Andrew Boyle – N/A
Israela Brill-Cass – Ombudsperson, Wesleyan University
Mark Brodin – Professor, Boston College Law School
Walter Bussart – Former Court of Appeals Judge, Tennessee
Andrea Cabral – Former Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County Sheriff and Executive Secretary of Public Safety & Security
Margaret Cammer – Former New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice
Patricia Cantor – N/A
Jay Carlson – Former Law partner in DC
Michael Chanin – N/A
Nancy Chasen – Public Interest Advocate
James Clark – Sidley Austin LLP, partner (retired)
David Clark – N/A
Brian Clemow – Retired Law Firm Partner
James Cotter III – Attorney in private practice.
Jennifer Coulter – N/A
Charles Crumpton – ABA, Hawaii State Bar Association
Stanley Cygelman – Partner, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Brendan Daly – N/A
Douglas Davis – Attorney
Gill Deford – Retired
Steven Dodge – Former Deputy Public Advocate
Janet Donovan – N/A
Robert Drinan – N/A
Fernande (Nan) R.V. Duffly– Former Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Katharine DuVivier – N/A
Kellie Early – Concerned lawyer/citizen
Peter Edelman – Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy, Georgetown Law Center
Stewart Edelstein – Principal and Chair of Litigation Group, Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut
Patrick English – Principal, Dines and English L.L.C.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal – Executive Director, Lawyers for Civil Rights
Evan Falchuk – Former independent gubernatorial candidate for Massachusetts and founder of the United Independent Party
Gina Fazio – Attorney
Cary Feldman – Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Nicholas Fels – Retired partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Eugene Fidell– Counsel at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School
Daniel Finn – N/A
Barbara Hayden Fitts – Counsellor at Law
Nanette Fridman – N/A
Nancy Friedman – N/A
Nancy Gertner – N/A
Eunice Gibson – N/A
Martha Gifford – Past President, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
Peter Gilchrist’s – Former District Attorney 26 Judicial District
Leonard Glantz – Retired professor
David Glenn – Syndicated Radio Host, The David Glenn Show (present)
Dudley Goar – Attorney
Sharon Goddard White – Partner, White White & Van Etten PC
Ronald Gold – Retired former CT state public defender
Seth Goldschlager – President, EuroStrategy Associates, Inc, and former International Correspondent, Newsweek Magazine
Donna Goldsmith – Retired
Keith Gordon – Former Asstant New York State Attorney General
joan graff – President-Legal Aid at Work
Andrew Grainger – N/A
Jason Grimes – Attorney at Law
Randall Grometstein – Professor, Criminal Justice
Anthony Guadalupe Baerga – Principal, GBLO
Scott Harshbarger – Senior Counsel; Former MA Attorney-General
Scott Harshbarger, Chairman – Former National President of Common Cause and two-term Attorney General of Massachusetts
Patrick Harvill – N/A
Mary Haskell – N/A
M. Raymond Hatcher – Sloan Hatcher Perry Runge Robertson Smith & Jones
Rodney Hatley – Founder, Hatley Law Group, A P.C.; LCDR, JAGC, USNR; Former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
Kevin Haughton – Deputy Public Defender
Jared Hautamaki – Attorney Advisor – Environmental Protection Agency, Reserve Appellate Judge – Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, former Legislative Assistant to Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
James Henderson – N/A
Wayne Henderson – Retired Attorney at Law — I say again, AT LAW
Geraldine Hines – Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (Ret.)
Deborah Holbrook – Owner, Law Office of Deborah A Holbrook, Attorney-at-law
Christine Hopkins – N/A
Sandy Hovey – Executive Director, Public Guardian Services,MA
William Humenuk – Retired Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Buzzi Unicem U.S.A., Inc and former partner of Dechert LLP
Cathy Iles – Attorney at Law
Scott A Joseph – Jospeh Law Office
Barry Kaplan – Former Member ABA Section on Rights and Responsibilities
Molly Karlin – Assistant Federal Public Defender
Barbara Katz – N/A
Joel Kaye – N/A
Nicholas Kelley – Retired partner, Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP, Boston
William Kelly – Retired partner, Latham & Watkins
Paulette Kessler – N/A
Crawford Kirkpatrick – Registered Investment Advisor
Mark Kolman – N/A
Paul Kozikowski – N/A
Mitchell Kraus – Former general counsel Transportation Communications Union
John Lefcourte – Deputy Public Defender
Brian Lerner – Attorney at Law
Eleanor Roberts Lewis – Former Chief Counsel for International Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
Geoffrey Lewis – N/A
Julie Locascio – Attorney at Law
Peter Lohnes – Former Associate General Counsel, Knowledge Mosaic
Fred M. Lowenfels– General Counsel Emeritus at Trammo, Inc.
Ellen Lubell – Principal,Tennant Lubell, LLC
John Macleod – Former Chair, Crowell & Moring
Victoria Macpherson – N/A
Peter Macy – Attorney licensed in Massachusetts and Washington State since 1994
Derek Mann – Founding Partner, Orcas Law, LLC
Stanley J. Marcuss – Former Counsel to the U.S. Senate’s International Finance Subcommittee; former Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Commerce Department; former partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; former Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School; retired partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
William Markstein – Member, New York City Bar Association; 1993 Clerk (Vice Chancellor Jack. B. Jacobs), Delaware Chancery Court
Lisa Marroni – Corporate General Counsel and Senior Vice President
Robert E. McDaniel – Former AUSA in the District of Columbia; former Head of Legal Affairs, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Republic of Kosovo
Lisa McGovern – Former Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County, MA
James F. McHugh – Former Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
Thomas Mela – Retired Managing Attorney of the Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Daphne Meredith – Former lawyer in private practice; retired public school teacher
Naomi Meyer – N/A
Bruce Mohl – Retired Justice, New Hampshire Superior Court; Former Deputy Attorney General of New Hampshire
John T. Montgomery– Ropes & Gray, former managing partner (retired)
John Murdock – N/A
James Murdock – N/A
Florence Murray – Attorney
James Nelson – Retired Justice, Montana Supreme Court
Nancy Lee Nelson – Nancy Lee Nelson, MPH, Health Law Attorney, Weber & Nelson Law Office, PLLC
Leslie Newman – Professor of Law Cardozo School of Law New York, NY
Jacqueline Nichol – Attorney at Law
Cheryl Niro – Former Partner, Quinlan & Carroll, Past President, Illinois State Bar Association
William Nitze – Chairman, Oceana Energy Company; former Assistant Administrator for International Activities, US EPA
Robert Noun – Former Director of Public Affairs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
John Nyhan – Fredericks Peebles Morgan
Mary K O’Melveny – Former General Counsel, Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO
Ann O’Shea – N/A
Edward Opton – University Counsel, University of California (retired)
Terrence Pancoast – Retired attorney
Pat Parenteau – Vermont Law School
Richard Parish – Retired attorney
Arthur Peterson – Former Assistant Attorney General, member of the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct, and president of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation.
Jeff Petrucelly – Treasurer of National Lawyers Guild Foundation & MA Chapter
Stuart Pink – N/A
Griffith B. Price, Jr. – Partner and Senior Counsel (Retired), Finnegan LLP
Gershon M. (Gary) Ratner – Co-founder, LDAD; Founder & Executive Director, Citizens for Effective Schools; former Associate General Counsel for Litigation, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; former Associate Director for Litigation, Greater Boston Legal Services
Charles Reilly – N/A
Peter Rice – N/A
Michael Rich – Law Office of Michael L. Rich
Robert Rivkin – Former ACLU staff lawyer (Lawyers Military Defense Committee)
Allan Rodgers – Retired Executive Director, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Estelle Rogers – Public interest lawyer
Gretchen Roos – Corporate Counsel
Morris Rosenberg – Washington State Association for Justice
Stephen Rosenfeld – N/A
Stuart Rossman – N/A
David Rossman – Professor, Boston University Law School
Emanuel L. Rouvelas – Washington, DC
Fredric Rutberg – Former First Justice of the District Court of Central Berkshire
Grey Sample – Former public defender
Robert Saudek – Retired Managing Parter of Morris, Manning & Martin
David Schmid – AK Bar Assoc., & CA Bar Assoc.
Jonathan Shapiro – N/A
Jeff Sherbakoff – N/A
Barbara Siegel – Visiting Professor USC Gould School
Lisa Smith – N/A
Neal Sonnett – Former AUSA and Chief, Criminal Division, S.D. Florida
Marshall Stein – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of MA; Former Chief Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Jeffrey Steinhardt – N/A
David W Steuber – Retired partner, Jones Day
Beth Stickney – N/A
Stephen Stublarec – Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP (retired)
Robin Swope – Colonel, Retired, US Army Judge Advocat General\’s Corps
Daniel Taylor – Retired Partner DLA Piper
Marilyn Moriah Tebor Shaw – Counsel, Brown & Michaels, P..C., Former, Former Judicial Administrator Office of the President, Cornell University; Associate General Counsel, National Gallery of Art,
Pauline Third – Retired Crown Counsel
Frederic Torphy – Massachusetts Bar Associations
Howard Trickey – N/A
Joseph Velasquez – Former Assistant Attorney General, Texas
Susan Wallace – N/A
Les Wallerstein – Attorney
John Ward – Attorney at Law
Henry Waxman – Former Member of Congress
Lisa Weissler – Retired assistant attorney general, State of Alaska
Peggy Wiesenberg – Access to Justice Fellow
Jeffrey Wiesner – N/A
Mary Allen Wilkes – Former Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County, MA
Stephen Wizner – Formerly trial attorney, criminal division, u.s. dept. of justice
Lucien Wulsin – Founder and retired Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP)
Norah Wylie – Former Dean for Students Boston College Law School