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September 10, 2021

Statement of ABA President Reginald Turner Re: Observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2021 – The American Bar Association joins all of America in remembering the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We mourn for the lives lost and the families forever affected.

The legal profession has played an important role in the fight against terrorism, promoting policies that preserve the rule of law while respecting and balancing such significant concerns as security, public safety, and the protection of civil liberties and individual privacy.

As we look back on the terrible events of that day, let us remember how our nation thereafter united against a common threat and around common interests. Let us try to capture that spirit of cooperation today as we tackle the difficult issues we now face.

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