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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court drops ATM fee cases because of a switch in arguments

Nov 18, 2016, 10:23 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

‘Unchecked judicial power’ creates newly discovered rights, Justice Thomas tells Federalist Society

Nov 18, 2016, 09:54 am CST

Legal Technology

Reinventing Professionals: What are the benefits of a virtual browser system?

Nov 18, 2016, 08:30 am CST

Attorney General

Trump names Jeff Sessions attorney general

Nov 18, 2016, 07:50 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Alito warns of ‘constitutional fault lines’ in Federalist Society speech

Nov 17, 2016, 03:47 pm CST

Intellectual Property

Dr. Seuss Enterprises sues over crowdfunded comic, ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!’

Nov 17, 2016, 08:00 am CST

Death Penalty

Inmate’s 43-minute execution didn’t violate clearly established law, 10th Circuit rules

Nov 17, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon poll: Which of these coffee captions has the best flavor?

Nov 16, 2016, 03:50 pm CST

Law Schools

Will Indiana Tech law school donors get refunds?

Nov 16, 2016, 02:40 pm CST

Labor & Employment

Judge permanently blocks ‘persuader rule’ requiring disclosure of lawyer union advice to employers

Nov 16, 2016, 02:26 pm CST

Question of the Week

Do you think the electoral college should be abolished?

Nov 16, 2016, 01:55 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Sotomayor on Trump’s election: ‘We can’t afford to despair’

Nov 16, 2016, 08:59 am CST

Immigration Law

Can universities create ‘sanctuary campuses’ to protect immigrant students?

Nov 15, 2016, 02:00 pm CST

Privacy Law

ABA House is asked to accredit program that certifies lawyers as privacy law specialists

Nov 15, 2016, 11:01 am CST

Government Law

Trump plans to place his businesses in a blind trust run by his children; will it resolve conflicts?

Nov 14, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Criminal Justice

Former prosecutor is accused of hiding million-dollar home purchases from bankruptcy court

Nov 11, 2016, 12:58 pm CST

Environmental Law

Federal judge orders bottled water deliveries to residents in Flint, Michigan

Nov 11, 2016, 12:18 pm CST

Attorney General

Giuliani claims little interest in attorney general job, but touts his superior qualifications

Nov 11, 2016, 10:29 am CST

Pro Bono

Jones Day and ABA develop VetLex legal referral network to provide pro bono help to veterans

Nov 11, 2016, 08:38 am CST

First Amendment

Reporters could bolster First Amendment with libel cases against Trump, libel defense lawyer says

Nov 11, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Criminal Justice

Former congressman is indicted for alleged false expense claims; ‘Downton Abbey’ decorating cited

Nov 10, 2016, 03:03 pm CST

Religious Law

City Ten Commandments display violates establishment clause, 10th Circuit rules

Nov 10, 2016, 12:11 pm CST

Law Firms

Two BigLaw firms announce merger; combined firm will have about a thousand lawyers

Nov 10, 2016, 10:12 am CST

New Normal

Solving the other legal education crisis

Nov 10, 2016, 08:30 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

A day after the election, Justice Ginsburg appears in her dissent jabot

Nov 10, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Business of Law

Trump’s win could put ‘legal industry on steroids,’ consultant says

Nov 9, 2016, 01:15 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses re-election bid

Nov 9, 2016, 10:27 am CST

Constitutional Law

ACLU: Trump will face its ‘full firepower’ if he doesn’t reverse course on unconstitutional plans

Nov 9, 2016, 09:35 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

How Trump’s victory and GOP Senate control could shape the law

Nov 9, 2016, 08:40 am CST

Legal Rebels Podcast

Tech skills are no harder to learn than driving, says e-discovery expert Craig Ball (podcast)

Nov 9, 2016, 08:30 am CST

Criminal Justice

Secret nude recordings weren’t ‘lascivious’ and didn’t violate child porn law, top state court says

Nov 9, 2016, 08:00 am CST


Recently promoted BigLaw partners explain what it takes: It’s about the dollars

Nov 9, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Bar Exam

Judge denies law prof’s request for bar-exam racial data

Nov 8, 2016, 09:03 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyers may not use ‘web bugs’ to track email sent to opposing counsel, ethics opinion says

Nov 8, 2016, 08:00 am CST

Alternative Dispute Resolution

9th Circuit tosses arbitration decision because panel chair lied about being a lawyer

Nov 8, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Elder Law

Judge blocks federal rule that would ban arbitration in nursing home disputes

Nov 7, 2016, 04:20 pm CST


Celebrate knowledge! Take this week’s ABA Journal news quiz

Nov 7, 2016, 04:00 pm CST

Law Schools

South Texas College of Law announces its latest new name

Nov 7, 2016, 02:31 pm CST

Election Law

If you cast a write-in vote for president, will it count? State laws differ

Nov 7, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes sentences of another 72 federal inmates

Nov 4, 2016, 03:48 pm CDT

Election Law

Judge refuses to lift poll-watching restrictions, criticizes GOP for late-filed lawsuit

Nov 4, 2016, 10:56 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Roberts provides fifth vote to halt execution of Alabama inmate

Nov 4, 2016, 10:07 am CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Dealing with lawyer jokes? ‘Restatement of Retorts’ provides the rejoinder

Nov 4, 2016, 08:00 am CDT


Deputy UN ambassador leaves to join Boies Schiller, Clooney Foundation

Nov 3, 2016, 03:55 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Invoices of court-appointed lawyers in Michigan reveal few motions filed and few experts hired

Nov 3, 2016, 03:22 pm CDT

Law Schools

These law schools are tops for median private-sector pay exceeding student debt

Nov 3, 2016, 10:44 am CDT

Law Practice Management

ABA Blueprint launches with member discounts for one-stop shopping on legal products

Nov 3, 2016, 09:22 am CDT

The New Normal

Buy new technology? You must also invest your time in learning it

Nov 3, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

Civil Rights

San Francisco city attorney won’t defend city’s bail schedule from civil rights lawsuit

Nov 2, 2016, 03:20 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is shot at his law office; suspect’s wife and son are found dead

Nov 2, 2016, 02:21 pm CDT

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