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Joint Statement from the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation Regarding Unrest at the Capitol - IndyBar News

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Posted on: Jan 11, 2021

The Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation jointly and unequivocally condemn the assault on the U.S. Capitol by rioters seeking to disrupt Congress’s discharge of one of its constitutional duties. 

As organizations of legal professionals, we support civil discourse, the right to protest, and due process whether through the judiciary or otherwise. 

However, the actions perpetrated by those who stormed the Capitol, looted its halls, and sought to intimidate the Congressmen and Congresswomen in session were not actions protected under our Constitution. Rather, they were violent, outside of the rule of law, and inconsistent with the peaceful transfer of power.

Our organizations take seriously our roles to provide context to critical issues involving legal literacy and civic education. In the coming year, we pledge to continue to offer opportunities to explore the foundational processes of our government and provide platforms for civil discussions on the electoral process and other core principles of the Constitution. 

The Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation encourage our members, elected officials, judges, attorneys, and all legal professionals to work together to advocate for the rule of law and its fair and equal application, to help restore faith in our electoral process, and to champion truth and civility.  


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