Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Bipartisan Group of 20 Past Presidents of the DC Bar Write to the House of Representatives Endorsing Impeachment Inquiry. (LAW WORKS Press Release)
I agree with Phillip Allen Lacovara and the nineteen other Past Presidents of the District of Columbia Bar. The House of Representatives impeachment inquiry is right and just.
I served on the American Bar Associate Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities governing Council with Mr. Lacovara, 1989-1991, serving as the Liaison from the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Phil was Chair the second year. Phil was one of the heroic Watergate special prosecutors. Phil argued the landmark case of United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974), in the Supreme Court, a unanimous decision by Chief Justice Warren Burger, affirming that the law has the right to every person's evidence, including the President. That case resulted in the release of the Watergate tapes, followed by (thank God) the resignation of criminal President Richard Milhous Nixon.
Phil Lacovara was during 1989-91 a corporate lawyer. He was a tad more conservative than his predecessor, as IRR Section Chair (former Congressman and Georgetown U. law professor, Fr. Robert S. Drinan, S.J., another American legal icon, who introduced the first impeachment resolution in 1970). But at our four two day meetings each year, Phil Lacovara and I generally genially agreed on human rights issues (except when he thought environmental protection was not a human rights matter; Phil was counsel for General Electric at the time. I reckon that I had the better view. In any event, I raised his consciousness, having seen first-hand the Government's environmental and human rights depredations in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, both as an investigative reporter and editor of the Appalachian Observer and as the thebLegal Counsel for Constitutional Rights of the Government Accountability Project).
The Rule of Law is our most fundamental American value, since 1776.
The Rule of Law requires an impeachment investigation of President DONALD JOHN TRUMP.
Thanks to Phillip Allen Lacovara and the twenty (20) former D.C. Bar Presidents.
Here is the LAW WORKS press release.