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The Louisiana-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn a July opinion finding a Mississippi sheriffs' deputy could be liable for dropping a mentally disabled man at the county border, where he was later struck and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
Justice Sonia Sotomayor questioned the Supreme Court’s hurry to lift injunctions when she dissented from a decision Friday evening allowing implementation of a new federal rule in Illinois that will bar more poor immigrants from the United States.
Feb 24, 2020 10:10 AM CST
Accusations of sexual harassment against the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a federal appeals judge, have led to a call for action by dozens of his former law clerks. Seventy-two former Reinhardt clerks signed an open letter
seeking new procedures for reporting workplace misconduct by judges and supervisors, as well as improved training on sexual harassment.
Feb 21, 2020 12:04 PM CST
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended a prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case and reprimanded the former general counsel of Pennsylvania State University, where Sandusky had worked as an assistant football coach.
Feb 21, 2020 10:30 AM CST
George Zimmerman sues Buttigieg and Warren over tweets
The neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the murder of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has filed a defamation suit against Democratic presidential candidates…
Feb 20, 2020 3:56 PM CST
A federal judge sentenced Roger Stone to 40 months in prison Thursday, less than the seven-to-nine-year sentence initially recommended by prosecutors.
Feb 20, 2020 12:46 PM CST
The legal industry is principally focused on technology, new models, competition, reregulation and the sustainability of the traditional partnership model—issues that impact stakeholder livelihoods and career trajectories. Defending the rule of law is a less concrete but seminal challenge the industry must focus on in 2020 and beyond.
Feb 20, 2020 9:57 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An appeals court has withdrawn an opinion in which a Trump judicial appointee added a footnote criticizing a Mississippi lawyer for appearing to appeal to gay prejudice.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
Trump agrees he makes Barr’s job difficult but keeps tweeting
President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that his tweets make U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s job more difficult, even as he…
Feb 19, 2020 4:28 PM CST
President Trump goes on a ‘clemency blitz,’ and the list is long
President Donald Trump has pardoned junk bond king Michael Milken, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik…
Feb 18, 2020 4:37 PM CST
All full-time employees of the ABA are now eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program following a settlement in the association’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education.
Feb 18, 2020 3:36 PM CST
A Florida mother says her 6-year-old daughter is traumatized after she was held without consent at a mental health facility following a temper tantrum at her school.
Feb 18, 2020 12:45 PM CST
Ahead of this year’s presidential election, the ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a pair of resolutions that aim to increase voter participation and minimize voter suppression at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Feb 17, 2020 7:49 PM CST
The ABA will address the growing presence of drones in American airspace by lobbying for regulations that would help prevent operators of the unmanned aircraft from trespassing on private property.
Feb 17, 2020 6:45 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
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