National Association of Women Lawyers Urges Administration to Respect the Constitution’s Separation of Powers and the Dignity of the Federal Judiciary

CHICAGO--()--The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) objects to the recent public statements by President Trump aimed at undermining the credibility and independence of the third branch of government, the federal judiciary. We call on President Trump and his administration to respect the legal process and to cease the personal insults aimed at a judiciary that is sworn to uphold our laws and courts. The Judicial Branch’s independence from the Executive and Legislative Branches was purposely conceived by our nation’s founding fathers to ensure that we are governed by the rule of law, not by the shifting winds of politics.

Since 1899, NAWL has empowered women in the legal profession and will continue to fight to protect and advance laws that ensure equality for women and their ability to advance to the highest levels of our profession. By respecting the separation of powers within our government, we ensure the checks and balances of sound government and the protection it affords to us all.

The National Association of Women Lawyers is a non-political 501(c)(6) organization. The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success. If you are not already a member, please considering joining. NAWL welcomes the membership of individual attorneys, including private practice, corporate, academic, government and non-profit attorneys, and groups, including law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations. Learn more at www.nawl.org.

Contacts

Caitlin Kepple,
Marketing & Development Director, NAWL
kepplec@nawl.org

Contacts

Caitlin Kepple,
Marketing & Development Director, NAWL
kepplec@nawl.org