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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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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