March 22, 2024

Passantino Ethics Complaints Dismissed

The Georgia and DC bars have now dismissed a set of ethics complaints against attorney Stefan Passantino. As readers may recall, LDAD filed an 18-page ethics complaint against Passantino in both Georgia and DC in connection with his representation of Cassidy Hutchinson, a key witness before the Congressional committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021.

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July 11, 2023

Statement Re: Report Calling for Rudolph Giuliani’s Disbarment

In an important step for the legal profession and the rule of law, the Hearing Committee for the Board on Professional Responsibility of the DC Bar has issued a Report and Recommendation that Rudolph Giuliani be disbarred for actions he took in Pennsylvania to overturn the 2020 election.

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April 25, 2023

Pushing Back Against False Truths

In the movie, the Glass Onion, Kate Hudson’s Birdie – with self-admiration and a lack of introspection – announced that she is a “truth-teller.” In response, the detective played by Daniel Craig drolly noted, “It’s a dangerous thing to mistake speaking without thought for speaking the truth.”  

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February 14, 2023

LDAD’s Executive Director Edits Revealing New Book on Female Judges

LDAD is proud to share information about an upcoming book edited by our executive director, Lauren Stiller Rikleen, entitled: Her Honor –Stories of Challenge and Triumph from Women Judges. The book contains nuanced, personal stories by and about some of the nation’s most respected women judges.

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January 27, 2023

CA Disciplinary Authority Files Charges Against John Eastman

Yesterday, the State Bar of California filed disciplinary charges against John Eastman for his role in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. LDAD commends the Office of Chief Trial Counsel for seeking to hold Mr. Eastman accountable.

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October 6, 2022

Another ‘Breathtaking’ Supreme Court Term

The Supreme Court term that just began promises to be every bit as breathtaking as the last.  

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June 8, 2022

State Bar of Texas v. Texas AG Paxton

As we have shared with you in the past, in July of 2021, LDAD and 16 distinguished Texas lawyers, including four former State Bar of Texas Presidents, filed an ethics complaint against Texas Attorney General Kenneth Paxton. Today we are providing you with an update to this action.

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December 1, 2021

Did the Supreme Court Lawsuit to Overturn the 2020 Election Violate Lawyer Ethics?

Have you ever wondered when a litigator’s actions could go beyond zealous advocacy for a client to constitute frivolous claims or knowingly false statements of law or material fact? Or, what kinds of actions could violate an attorney’s oath to support the Constitution of the United States?

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November 10, 2021

November Update

The work of Lawyers Defending American Democracy is focused on protecting our democratic institutions and the rule of law. A core part of that work is seeking to hold lawyers and public officials accountable for violating their oath to protect the Constitution of the United States. That is, after all, the bare minimum that should be expected.

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October 1, 2021

October Update

Here at LDAD, we think incessantly about the ongoing threats to our democracy. We ask ourselves why the infrastructure of the legal profession – bar associations, law school deans, law firms, and corporate counsel – remain largely silent, as too many states attack the rule of law by implementing unconstitutional statutes and suppressing the right to vote.

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