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Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Jun. 27, 2022

Government lawyers, professionalism and the January 6 Committee

If government lawyers abandon professionalism under the pressure of politics, polarization and careerism, one pillar of our Republic will collapse.

Tolerance, the First Amendment, the rule of law and professionalism are four pillars upon which our republican form of government rests. The last of those, professionalism, is perhaps the least discussed but extremely important. It was certainly on display during the testimony of three attorneys on June 23 before the House January 6 Committee: Jeffrey Rosen, former Acting Attorney General; Richard Donoghue, former Deputy Attorney General and Steven Engel, former U.S....

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