Obituaries

416 ABA Journal Obituaries articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Utah allows bar admission for DACA immigrants; first openly gay federal judge dies

Utah allows bar admission for DACA immigrants

The Utah Supreme Court has approved a new rule that allows immigrants brought to the country illegally as children to gain admission to…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge and civil rights lawyer dies at 93; lawyer reminds court of Super Bowl continuance promise

Nathaniel Jones, civil rights lawyer and appeals judge, dies at 93

Former civil rights lawyer and federal appeals judge Nathaniel Jones died Sunday at age 93. Jones was on the…

‘Transient’ charged in stabbing death of asbestos lawyer who is being hailed as a hero
Police have charged a man described as a “transient” in the home invasion and stabbing death of an Illinois lawyer Saturday.
Director of wrongful convictions center is struck and killed by pickup truck
Karen Daniel, a former co-director of Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and a law professor, was struck and killed Dec. 26 by a pickup truck while she was walking her dog in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
From feeling shame to inspiring hope, Steve Price was just getting started

This past spring, when the May 2019 issue of the ABA Journal arrived from the printer, Managing Editor Kevin Davis made plans to meet with Steve Price, whose face graced the cover. Davis wanted to hand-deliver a few copies and say thanks. Price was a formerly incarcerated man who talked with Davis about his struggles to make it on the outside.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge died from fentanyl and heroin; $117M pelvic mesh settlement announced

Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary to pay $117M settlement in multistate pelvic mesh case

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon have agreed to pay nearly $117 million to settle…

Afternoon Briefs: Boies booted from suit against Dershowitz; DA’s Halloween display criticized

Judge boots Boies from defamation suit against Dershowitz

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska on Wednesday refused to toss a defamation suit filed against former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer convicted in conspiracy involving fake law firms; legal jobs fall

Lawyer convicted in conspiracy that involved creation of fake law firms

Virginia lawyer David H. Miller, 70, of Fairfax was convicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud and to…

Afternoon Briefs: Suit filed over chicken sandwich shortage; judge seen as likely SCOTUS pick

Popeyes sued for running out of chicken sandwiches

An East Ridge, Tennessee, man has filed a lawsuit against Popeyes for selling out of its new chicken sandwich. Craig Barr claims…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-law dean Norman Lefstein dies; inmate who got life for stealing $50 is released

Former law dean Norman Lefstein dies at age 82

Norman Lefstein, a former dean of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, died Thursday at age 82. Lefstein has been described…

Afternoon Briefs: Rappers awarded $2.8M over Katy Perry song; lawyer killed outside courthouse by pickup truck

Federal jurors in Los Angeles have awarded $2.78 million to Christian rap artists in a copyright suit against Katy Perry and others. The suit claimed that a repetitive…

‘America’s DA’ Robert Morgenthau dies at 99

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau died Sunday, less than two weeks before his 100th birthday. Morgenthau was the DA for 35 years before his retirement in 2009.

Justice John Paul Stevens: Remembering a man of modesty, remarkable intellect

Respect for precedent and judicial economy were just two of the ideals that epitomized Stevens’ nearly 35-year tenure on the Supreme Court, from his nomination by President Gerald R. Ford in 1975 until his retirement in 2010, under President Barack Obama.

Stevens also embodied personal and judicial modesty, pragmatism, intellectual rigor and independence.

Justices recall Justice John Paul Stevens as kind and decent; Kavanaugh shows no bitterness
Supreme Court justices recalled Justice John Paul Stevens as kind, considerate and collegial in public condolences on Wednesday.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died Tuesday from complications from a stroke. He was 99 years old.

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