Judiciary

Letters & Testimony

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

117th Congress

5/12/2022
Senate Leadership and Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter in Support of Enhanced Judicial Security for Judges

5/12/2022
House Leadership and Chair and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter in Support of Enhanced Judicial Security for Judges

4/20/2022
Financial Action Task Force
ABA Urges FATF Not to Adopt New International Anti-Money Laundering Guidance to the Real Estate Sector Requiring Lawyers to Disclose Protected Client Information

4/6/2022
House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
ABA Letter Supporting an Update to the Foreign Agents Registration Act

2/7/2022
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Global Investigations Division
ABA Urges FinCEN Not to Adopt New Rule Requiring Real Estate Lawyers to Disclose Confidential Client Information or Comply with Other Bank Secrecy Act Regulations

11/30/21
Chairman Durbin, Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter Regarding the Markup of S. 2340, the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021

11/30/21
Ranking Member Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter Regarding the Markup of S. 2340, the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021

11/30/21
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter Regarding the Markup of S. 2340, the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021

10/25/21
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
ABA Letter Urging Enhanced Judicial Security for Article I Federal Judges

10/25/21
House Committee on the Judiciary 
ABA Letter Urging Enhanced Judicial Security for Article I Federal Judges

10/5/21
Secretary of State Antony Blinken
ABA Expresses Support for Singapore Convention on Mediation, Urges State Department to Seek Prompt Senate Approval

9/14/21
Congressional Leadership
ABA Letter Urging Congress to Give Due Consideration to the Judicial Branch’s Infrastructure Needs

8/20/21
FATF Secretariat
ABA Urges FATF Not to Amend Existing International Anti-Money Laundering Standards to Require Lawyers to Disclose Confidential Client Information to Government Authorities

8/3/21
U.S. Government Accountability Office
ABA Provides U.S. Government Accountability Office with Information on the Association's Efforts to Fight Money Laundering

8/3/21
Representatives Mickie Sherrill and Brian Fitzpatrick
ABA Letter in Support of the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021

8/3/21
Senators Menendez and Booker
ABA Letter in Support of the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021

8/3/21
Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter in Support of the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021

4/20/21
Senate Leadership
ABA Letter Opposing the Persuader Rule Provision in the PRO Act 

4/1/2021
House and Senate Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
ABA Letter Urging Congress to Provide Adequate Funding for Tribal Courts to Ensure Access to Justice

4/1/2021
House and Senate Subcommitees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
ABA Letter Urging Congress to Provide Adequate Funding for Tribal Courts to Ensure Access to Justice 

4/1/2021
Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget
ABA Letter Urging Congress to Provide Adequate Funding for Tribal Courts to Ensure Access to Justice 

3/29/2021
Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Proposals Aimed at Curbing Gun Violence

1/8/2021
President-Elect BidenABA Urges President-elect Biden to Support Recommendations for Improving Our Legal System

116th Congress

10/27/2020
U.S. House Judiciary and Appropriations Committees
ABA Letter to House Committees Urging Congressional Action to Enhance Security Protections for the Federal Judiciary

10/27/2020
U.S. House of Representatives Leadership
ABA Letter to House Leadership Urging Congressional Action to Enhance Security Protections for the Federal Judiciary

10/27/2020
U.S. Senate
ABA Letter to Senate Urging Congressional Action to Enhance Security Protections for the Federal Judiciary

6/10/2020
The Honorable John G. Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 
ABA Letter to the Supreme Court Regarding Electronic Coverage of Oral Arguments

6/2/2020
Congressional Leadership
ABA Letter in Support of the Federal Judiciary's Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

6/2/2020
House Appropriations and Judiciary Committees
ABA Letter in Support of the Federal Judiciary's Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

6/2/2020
Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees
ABA Letter in Support of the Federal Judiciary's Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

3/16/2020

U.S. Office of Management and Budget 
ABA Comments to OMB Responding to OMB’s Request for Information on Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication

ABA Judicial Division Comments to OMB Responding to OMB's Request for Information on Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication 

10/23/2019
Senate Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter Urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to Support S. 2511, Legislation to Permanently Authorize Security Measures for Supreme Court Justices

5/7/19
Illinois House Transportation Committee
ABA Letter Regarding Illinois Bill on Fines and Fees

2/6/19
Montana House Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter to Montana Judiciary Committee on Fines and Fees

2/5/19
Reps. Quigley and Collins
ABA Letter on Electronic Court Records Reform Act

115th Congress

9/13/18
House Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter on Markup of H.R. 3487, H.R. 6730, H.R. 6754, and H.R. 6755

7/27/18
Senator Elizabeth Warren
ABA Letter in Support of Amendment No. 3659 to H.R. 6147

7/16/18
House Rules Committee
ABA Letter in Support of Scott Amendment to H.R. 6147

6/27/18
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
ABA Letter on Judgeships Needs of the Federal Judiciary

5/11/18
Louisiana Governor John Edwards
ABA Letter to Louisiana Governor Opposing HB699 Re: Jury Polling

8/23/17
Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee On Privacy, Technology and the Law
ABA Opposes Restructuring the 9th Circuit

5/16/17
House of Representatives
ABA Urges Passage of Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017, H.R. 2266

3/16/17
House Judiciary's Subcommittee On The Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
ABA Opposes Current Legislative Efforts to Restructure the Ninth Judicial Circuit

114th Congress

9/23/16
Office of Management and Budget; Office of Personnel Management
ABA Expresses Concern Over Proposal to Authorize the Appointment of Term-Limited Administrative Law Judges

9/20/16
Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice
ABA Urges Caution Regarding Federal Diversity Jurisdiction Changes

9/6/16
Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Reid
ABA Urges Action on Judicial Nominees

6/17/16
Senator Mazie Hirono
ABA Supports S. Res. 373, recognizing the historical significance of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II

5/24/16
Chairman and Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing 
ABA Opposes H.R. 4450, the “Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act,” Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering

1/6/16
Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives
ABA Opposes the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015

12/2/15
Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Reid
ABA Urges Senate Leadership to Schedule Confirmation Votes on 15 Judicial Nominees

9/17/15
House of Representatives
ABA Opposes H.R. 758, Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

6/23/15
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
ABA Opposes the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015

4/14/15
Chair and Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee
ABA Letter Urging Opposition to the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

3/23/15
House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Consitution and Civil Justice
ABA Letter Opposing the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act