February 13, 2020: Statement Regarding Department of Justice Intervention in the Roger Stone Case
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Henry M. Greenberg issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s intervention in the Roger Stone case:
“The intervention by senior Department of Justice officials in the sentencing of Roger Stone is an assault on a bedrock principle of the rule of law — the apolitical administration of justice. Our nation was founded on the principle that everyone must be treated equally in the eyes of the law, regardless of political affiliation. Politics has no place in the courtroom. I commend the four prosecutors who bravely resigned in protest over the misguided effort to influence the sentencing of a political ally of the President.”
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