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Statement on the Conviction of Donald J. Trump

We have just witnessed the legal process based upon our constitutional principles play out in a Manhattan courtroom, where former President Donald J. Trump was convicted by a jury of his peers. As we stated upon his indictment, Mr. Trump has had the opportunity to assert the entire range of rights guaranteed to any individual charged with a crime under our laws and federal and state Constitutions. Our rules-based justice system depends on the good faith, courage, devotion to the truth, and safety of those who carry it out. Politicization, disinformation, intimidation, threats and incitement to violence subvert the very foundations of that system, and are a threat to the rule of law and our democracy. The New York City Bar Association urges all Americans to support our justice system and those in our communities who carry it out on behalf of us all.