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November 2006 Issue

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Cover Story

The Big Bopper

James Bopp Jr. is driving his six-year-old Lincoln LS past the Vigo County Courthouse in Terre Haute, Ind. The huge limestone neo-Baroque structure looms over much of an otherwise sparse area at the edge of downtown.

Bopp frequented the building when he augmented his fledgling general practice as a part-time prosecutor in the late 1970s. Along with personal injury cases, he handled welfare fraud. He is believed to have gotten the first murder conviction there against a woman; he also put away the youngest murder defendant, age 16. Bopp’s practice has mostly outgrown the old court­house, now only an occasional venue for him in state election law matters.

Feature Section

    Asylum Ordeals

    If words were spontaneously combustible, a recent immigration opinion issued by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Philadelphia might have incinerated half of the City of Brotherly Love.

    The Rites Wrangle

    Real estate developer Daniel Hernandez, 49, and environmental studies professor Nevin Cohen, 44, share a five story walk up in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. They’ve been together seven years, exchanged rings as a symbol of their commitment in 2001, and wanted that relationship recognized in the eyes of the law.

ABA Connection

Taxing Consequences

Perhaps the best explanation for tax delinquency is human nature.

McElhaney on Litigation

Telling It to the Judge

Associates in the Trenches

Scuttlebutt Central

Career Audit

Taking On Consulting

Life Audit

Time Travel

President's Message

Military Lawyers In Service

Report from Governmental Affairs

Taking the Offensive

Obiter Dicta

Cat Calls

Keeva on Life and Practice

Compassionate Checklist