Thursday, July 25, 2024

First Amendment Slips The Mind Of The Connecticut Bar Association

The Connecticut Bar Association describes itself this way on its website under the “About Us” section.

The Connecticut Bar Association, founded in 1875, is the preeminent organization for lawyers and the legal profession in Connecticut. With its 70+ sections and committees, the CBA produces over 400 programs yearly, including the Connecticut Legal Conference. The CBA is a nonprofit member service organization dedicated to advancing the legal profession and the principles of law and justice.

Upon reflection, I found a stark contrast between the Connecticut Bar Association’s self-proclaimed dedication to advancing the legal profession and the principles of law and justice and their apparent oversight of the First Amendment. Their statement reads: The CBA is a nonprofit member service organization dedicated to advancing the legal profession and the principles of law and justice.

That statement suggests that they should know and understand the First Amendment. As a reminder, the First Amendment, a cornerstone of our democracy, states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

To break it down even further, here are the five main points of the First Amendment.

In the U.S., you have freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. The First Amendment was written as neither “left-wing” nor “right-wing.” However, interpretations of this important written right for all is today frequently misinterpreted by liberal judges and other legal organizations with a decidedly woke, leftist stance.

For example, yesterday, Newsmax host Greta Van Susteren reported that the Connecticut Bar warned state lawyers that dissenting opinions in the Alvin Bragg lawfare suit against President Donald Trump will not be tolerated. This is another example of radical Democrats trying to control what America thinks and says while simultaneously flushing the First Amendment down the toilet.

Here is part of her transcript.

A warning from a lawyer’s group, the Connecticut Bar Association, is directed at lawyers who dare to speak out and express disdain for the fairness of former President Donald Trump’s trial in New York on Friday.

The Connecticut Bar Association released this message it reads in part:

“Public officials have issued statements claiming that the trial was a sham a hoax and rigged our justice system is corrupt and rigged the judge was corrupt and highly unethical and at the jury was partisan and precooked.”

“These claims are unsubstantiated and reckless. Such statements can provoke acts of violence against those serving the public as employees of the judicial branch.”

“It’s up to us as lawyers to defend the courts and our judges as individuals and as an Association. We cannot let the charged political climate in which we live dismantle the third branch of government.”

Typically, Democrats live by the motto, “Do as I say, not as I do.” In March 2020, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in its first major abortion case since Trump appointed Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the court.

While those arguments were underway, then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader, spoke outside the Supreme Court at an abortion rights rally.

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

That sounds an awful lot like a threat to me, but because it was Schumer, a Democrat, saying it, it wasn’t even questioned. However, if you even disagree with the Bragg lawfare case, a total sham case, the Connecticut Bar Association warns its lawyers to stand down.  

The freedoms protected under the First Amendment were not written only for woke, radical, leftist Democrats. They are written for all Americans. The correct question is, how will the CBA be punished for attempting to strip that right away?

Chances are they won’t be, which is another miscarriage of justice. How will the rights remain protected if the judging body over a state’s lawyers can infringe on constitutional rights without repercussions?