Lawyers Defending American Democracy is a coalition of lawyers united in the defense of our democracy.

Who We Are —

We believe that as members of the legal community, we have a unique responsibility to defend the Constitution and values on which our democracy depends.

Our Efforts —

We have authored numerous letters, briefs and statements concerning threats to our democracy and press the legal community to support and defend the Constitution. 

Take Action —

Be a part of our efforts to demand accountability for those in our profession who do not live up to their oath and to their ethical obligations.

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Forty Years on From the Launch of Banned Books Week, Censorship is Once Again on the Rise, Los Angeles, California, United States – 22 Sep 2022

Whitewashing History

An increasingly dangerous authoritarian movement is sweeping our country, undermining public education, and harming children by denying them an honest analysis of America’s past and open conversations about the present.  

In this Call to Action, we urge our leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to affirm five principals in order to safeguard our democracy, protect our educational system, and reject authoritarianism.


Proposed Model Code of Conduct for U.S. Supreme Court Justices

This major project, undertaken in conjunction with the Project On Government Oversight, proposes a model code of conduct that would apply to the nine Justices of the Supreme Court. At a time when public trust in the Supreme Court is at an historic low, a formal code of conduct is necessary to restore confidence in this critical institution. 


Defending Democracy: Our First Four Years


LDAD Submits a Supplemental Filing to its 2021 Ethics Complaint Against Rudolph Giuliani

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