7581 ABA Journal Constitutional Law articles.
Death-row inmate’s conviction has ‘pall of uncertainty,’ Sotomayor says
Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed concern on Monday about a “pall of uncertainty” over the conviction of Texas death-row inmate Rodney Reed.
Feb 24, 2020 4:55 PM CST
The Louisiana-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn a July opinion finding a Mississippi sheriffs' deputy could be liable for dropping a mentally disabled man at the county border, where he was later struck and killed by a car.
Feb 24, 2020 11:50 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide
whether Philadelphia can exclude Catholic Social Services from the city’s foster-care program because the agency doesn’t place children with same-sex couples.
Feb 24, 2020 11:35 AM CST
Texas Southern University president leaves school with no blame for alleged law school misconduct
Texas Southern University is parting ways with its president without any claims of wrongdoing, which is…
Feb 21, 2020 4:50 PM CST
For the second time in a little more than two months’ time, a federal appeals court has blocked a Mississippi law restricting abortion.
Feb 21, 2020 11:18 AM CST
The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday for an Indiana man who was charged with theft
for allegedly removing a GPS tracking device from his vehicle that had been planted there by officers.
Feb 21, 2020 10:40 AM CST
An appeals court has withdrawn an opinion in which a Trump judicial appointee added a footnote criticizing a Mississippi lawyer for appearing to appeal to gay prejudice.
Feb 20, 2020 9:56 AM CST
Ex-felons in Florida who can’t afford to pay outstanding fees and fines are entitled to vote under a state constitutional amendment restoring voting rights, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Feb 19, 2020 12:32 PM CST
Youths between ages 16 and 18 should be permitted to preregister to vote so they can cast ballots once they reach the legal voting age in their jurisdiction, the ABA House of Delegates said at the midyear meeting Monday in Austin, Texas.
Feb 17, 2020 6:03 PM CST
The ABA will call for tighter controls to curb gun violence after adopting three resolutions Monday addressing gun permits, so-called ghost guns and safe storage.
Feb 17, 2020 5:23 PM CST
Oklahoma plans to resume lethal injections following a five-year moratorium spurred by botched executions.
Feb 14, 2020 11:46 AM CST
Some of Justice Scalia’s papers are now publicly available
The legal and academic papers of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are now available for public viewing, at…
Feb 13, 2020 3:27 PM CST
A Connecticut appeals court has vacated a judge’s order sealing two documents about a beach property that she owned in Maine after a law professor stepped in to argue for their release.
Feb 12, 2020 2:05 PM CST
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated Monday evening the centennial of the 19th Amendment that gives women the right to vote as a “miracle” and a “first step towards equal citizenship stature for women.” But she still holds out hope for another goal of the suffragist movement—the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Feb 11, 2020 10:43 AM CST
A Trump judicial appointee on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans is getting noticed for a footnote in which he took a stand against homophobic legal arguments.
Feb 10, 2020 1:12 PM CST
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