The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey Adopts American Bar Association’s Statement Supporting Judicial Independence
Caldwell, NJ – February 19, 2020 – The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (AFBNJ) adopts the American Bar Association’s statement supporting Judicial Independence.
On February 12, 2020, on behalf of the American Bar Association, its President, Judy Perry Martinez, released the following statement:
“The American Bar Association steadfastly supports judicial independence and the sound exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Public officials who personally attack judges or prosecutors can create a perception that the system is serving a political or other purpose rather than the fair administration of justice.
It is incumbent upon public officials and members of the legal profession, whose sworn duty it is to uphold the law, to do everything in their power to preserve the integrity of the justice system.”
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey endorses this statement.