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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:47 PM

NYC Bar Association Condemns Barr for 'Acting in Concert' with Trump to Protect Roger Stone


NYC Bar Association Condemns Barr for ‘Acting in Concert’ with Trump to Protect Roger Stone
by Jerry Lambe | 1:12 pm, February 13th, 2020


The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday issued a stinging rebuke of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, expressing “deep concerns about the impartial administration of justice” with regards to former Trump advisor Roger Stone’s prosecution.

In a letter addressed to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, the Bar Association warned that DOJ’s intervention in Stone’s sentencing recommendation reflected a disregard for the rule of law and posed a serious danger to the American criminal justice system.

“Recent actions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, a component of the United States Department of Justice, raise serious questions about whether the Department of Justice is making prosecutorial decisions based not on neutral principles but in order to protect President [Donald] Trump’s supporters and friends,” the Bar Association wrote. “In our criminal justice system, a single standard must apply to all who are accused or convicted of violating the law—unequal treatment based on political influence is to be deplored in all cases but is especially dangerous if it emanates from the presidency.”


After recounting the events leading up to the resignation of the prosecutors assigned to Stone’s case, the Bar Association disabused lawmakers of the notion that the DOJ’s conduct was in any way aligned with normal operating procedures, referring to the recent developments as “highly unusual and irregular.”


“The Department of Justice is not in the habit of taking one position in court and then, without explanation, taking a startling different position on the very next day,” the Bar wrote. “This sudden turnabout is itself disturbing. In addition, the Department of Justice is known for rarely asking the sentencing court to impose a sentence below the Guidelines range, other than when the defendant is a cooperating witness or when the defendant’s case presents unusual mitigating factors.”


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Reply NYC Bar Association Condemns Barr for 'Acting in Concert' with Trump to Protect Roger Stone (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 13 OP
Iliyah Feb 13 #1
Ms. Toad Feb 13 #13
louis-t Feb 13 #2
2naSalit Feb 13 #4
Squinch Feb 13 #3
lame54 Feb 13 #6
leftieNanner Feb 13 #9
Ms. Toad Feb 13 #16
Ms. Toad Feb 13 #14
MFGsunny Feb 13 #5
lame54 Feb 13 #7
Iliyah Feb 13 #8
leftieNanner Feb 13 #11
MFGsunny Feb 13 #10
Karadeniz Feb 13 #12
MFGsunny Feb 13 #15
Ms. Toad Feb 13 #17
MFGsunny Feb 13 #18
Nikki28 Feb 13 #19
Amaryllis Feb 13 #20
Gothmog Feb 13 #21
EleanorR Feb 13 #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:50 PM

1. I hope they are investigating Barr's action for

possible disbarment.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:20 PM

13. They have nothing to do with his law license. n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:52 PM

2. Dumbass will now try to get rid of NYC Bar.

Mark my words. "They shouldn't be allowed to exist!1!!1"

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:56 PM

4. Next round of twits to fly off the

the WH veranda.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:55 PM

3. "Condemns." I'm sick of these weasely responses. They should have disbarred him.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:06 PM

6. Hopefully this is the precursor

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Response to Squinch (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:20 PM

9. Yes, but

Every state has its own bar association. I don't know where Barr has been admitted. Probably not New York. DC doesn't have a separate bar - someone has to apply to practice law in DC with a law license from another state.

That's my understanding anyway.

Let's find out where Barr is licensed and petition them!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:30 PM

16. I guess I'd better warn my students

who are sitting for the DC bar in 12 days that they are wasting their time . . .

(Barr is licensed in DC and new york state; the NYC bar association has nothing to do with licensing attorneys in New York.)

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Response to Squinch (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:21 PM

14. They can't disbar him.

The NYC bar association has nothing to do with his law license.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:03 PM

5. While we know Bar Associations do not disbar ....

..... (only specific state-by-state official entities can), it is helpful for the general public to know where/when professionals take a stand.

Yea, yea, I know ..... it's not nearly enough for what these 2 MF's have already done to destroy the rule of law, but it does matter that the general public get some sort of credible value judgment on which to rely.

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Response to MFGsunny (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:08 PM

7. What state does Barr fall in

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:15 PM

8. I think it's NY . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:21 PM

11. I just looked it up

New York is correct

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:21 PM

10. DC and Virginia, best I know.

You may also be interested in Ted Lieu and colleague's letter at link below.

https://lieu.house.gov/sites/lieu.house.gov/files/2019-05-02%20William%20Barr%20State%20bar.pdf

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Response to MFGsunny (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:14 PM

12. I wonder what the replies to that letter from 8 months ago.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:27 PM

15. None that we know of to date. Too typical! At least though, that letter showed ....

... that the complaint went to an appropriate licensing/disciplinary board of each of those 2 states and not simply to a Bar Association without such authority if needed/used.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:47 PM

18. Thank you so much. n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:07 PM

19. honestly

disbar his ass now with no questions asked. I want him on more front pages along with the R party for their contempt of congress and how they abdicated their power to their god.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:27 PM

20. WHat's it take to disbar Barr? Does the American Bar Assoc. have any teeth?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:39 PM

21. This will be fun to watch

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:13 PM

22. They're Calling on the DOJ IG and Congress to investigate immediately

The letter then calls for “Congress and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General to begin immediate investigations into these unusual and troubling events.”

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