The Trumped-Up Case of Bar v. Barr

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from The Wall Street Journal,

New York lawyers want the AG investigated for political disagreements.

The legal bar is supposed to be a professional group that enforces standards for lawyers, yet it increasingly seems to be one more partisan political outfit. The latest example is the New York City Bar Association’s letter to Congress demanding it “investigate” Attorney General Bill Barr for making conservative political statements.

Among other things, the organization is incensed that Mr. Barr gave a speech at the University of Notre Dame praising “Judeo-Christian values.” They say he implicitly rejected other religions and therefore disregarded his obligation to appear unbiased. Apparently without realizing it, the bar is demonstrating the merit of Mr. Barr’s argument about the importance of religious liberty. His appreciation for religion’s role in society is being used by a professional group as a possible disqualification for public office.

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