New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement today regarding the effort to remove U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman.
“The New York State Bar Association condemns the unseemly effort to remove U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Politics has no place in the administration of justice, as prosecutorial independence is a fundamental component of our justice system. The important investigations being carried out by the Southern District of New York, including the probe of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, must continue unabated. Otherwise, ordinary citizens will have no faith in our justice system.”
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