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FBA Statement on Attacks on the Judiciary

Adopted March 5, 2020


The Federal Bar Association stands in solidarity with the federal judiciary to

condemn all attacks on members of the judiciary, especially by those in senior

government positions.


As the Association noted in its February 19, 2020 statement, “Judicial

independence, free of external pressure or political intimidation, lies at the

foundation of our constitutional democracy. An independent judiciary must be free

of undue influence from the executive and legislative branches and must remain

committed to the preservation of the rule of law and the protection of individual

rights and liberties. When criticism of judges’ rulings crosses the line into personal

attacks or intimidation, public respect for our system of justice is undermined,

creating risk to our constitutional bedrock and the preservation of liberty. The

Federal Bar Association urges all Americans and elected leaders to remain mindful

of these cherished principles.”

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