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General News    H3'ed 1/17/20

NYC Bar Association Calls for Congress to Probe Atty Gen Barr for Partisan Bias

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The NYC Bar Association  urged Congress to launch a formal investigation into Atty Gen William Barr, alleging recent statements and actions by the country's top law enforcement official show he is a right-wing partisan 'willing to use the levers of government to empower certain groups over others.' In a letter to leaders of both parties in the House and Senate, the NYCBA cites several examples of Barr's conduct they view as particularly troubling, including repeated attacks on progressive district attorneys, an Oct speech touting 'Judeo-Christian values,' and his Dec threat to strip protections from unspecified 'communities' that don't show sufficient respect to police. Bloomberg reported that the letter represents the first time the NYCBA or any comparable association has called for an investigation into a sitting attorney general.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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