June 17, 2021

Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post

Fred Hiatt, in a recent Op-Ed, likens voter suppression legislation pending or passed in state legislatures around the country to termites eating away at the foundations of democracy (Wash. Post, June 13, A21). His focus is on measures that would strip election officials of their power to certify presidential election results or expose them to criminal penalties if they fail to certify results to the legislature’s liking.

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June 6, 2021

For the People Rally with Senators Warren & Warnock

In states all across the country, voting rights are under attack. For this reason, federal reform to protect access to the ballot box is critically important.

Later this month, the Senate plans to bring the For the People Act (S.1) to the floor for a vote. This transformative piece of legislation can protect voting rights, end gerrymandering, and push back against the influence of big money in politics.

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May 26, 2021

Update on Ethics Complaint against former U.S. Attorney General William Barr

Lawyers Defending American Democracy contacted the DC Office of Disciplinary Counsel last week to determine why we had not received written acknowledgment of the ethics complaint that we and a group of prominent DC lawyers filed against former U.S. Attorney General William Barr.  

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