Alameda County
Bar Association


From the CEO

Lawyers Allied to Uphold the Rule of Law

The rule of law is not simply an abstract proposition. The Justice Department’s “Justice Manual,” which governs the conduct of all Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers – including the Attorney General – explains that “the rule of law depends on the evenhanded administration of justice”; that the Department’s legal decisions “must be impartial and insulated from political influence”; and that the Department’s prosecutorial powers, in particular, must be “exercised free from partisan consideration.”

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