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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