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Statement to House Judiciary Committee Regarding the Impeachment Enquiry
– December 4, 2019

In a statement issued today, members of Lawyers Defending American Democracy, urged the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives to take into account in its impeachment investigation the wide variety of ways in which the President has abused his powers and threatens America’s democratic institutions. It explains that the Ukraine matter is part of a pattern reflecting contempt for the rule of law and the constitutional norms that are essential to the preservation of American democracy. 
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Defending the Rule of Law: Where Have All The Lawyers Gone? – October 28, 2019

The President and his enablers represent a grave threat to our democracy – and yet many leaders and members of our independent, non-partisan profession, remain stunningly silent. A new op-ed (pending publication) by LDAD’s Chairman Scott Harshbarger looks this grave phenomenon in the eye and implores us to act.
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LDAD Support for NYC Bar Association Statement on AG Barr – October 24, 2019

Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD) applauds the statement issued October 23rd by the New York City Bar Association which calls on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to stand down and recuse himself from any further review by the Department of Justice (DOJ) of issues related to the President’s alleged Government pressure on Ukraine to serve his personal political interests. 
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American Democracy in the Balance – September 26, 2019

We are a group of American lawyers from many different walks of life.  We are alarmed.  The institutions and norms of behavior that are essential to our way of life are being destroyed by the President of the United States. He is aided and abetted by members of Congress who look the other way.
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Stop Presidential Attacks on our Democracy – September 11, 2019

America’s democracy depends on truth, law and civility. As American lawyers, we stand up for those values when they are attacked. Our national political leaders must tell the truth, so the American people know what the facts are to evaluate proposed public policies and politicians’ behavior to hold their politicians accountable.
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Prominent Attorneys Recognize “Law Day” By Calling on Lawyers to Fight for Democracy – May 1, 2019

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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Distinguished Attorneys Across Nation Launch Unprecedented Effort to Defend Democracy, Rule of Law – February 21, 2019

Lawyers Defending American Democracy was conceived by a diverse and nonpartisan group of attorneys, including former federal and state judges, United States Attorneys, managing partners of large law firms, law deans and other distinguished lawyers from around the country.

We have authored an open letter demanding that President Donald Trump honor the fundamental principles, norms and values of our democracy, and urge the legal community – in particular, members and leaders of America’s national, state and local bar associations, law schools, law firms and fellow lawyers nationwide – to join us in speaking out against the threats to our democracy.
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