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Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania attorney general is convicted; she announces resignation

Aug 16, 2016, 09:07 am CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Eddie Redmayne will play Cravath name partner in movie about Thomas Edison patent battle

Aug 16, 2016, 07:40 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Ohio lawyers can’t help medical marijuana businesses, advisory opinion says

Aug 16, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyer-inmate meetings at private-run federal prison

Aug 15, 2016, 03:48 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Most recent sentence commutations include subject of ABA Journal story

Aug 15, 2016, 03:32 pm CDT

Privacy Law

3rd Circuit refuses to reseal damaging Cosby deposition, but questions ‘public moralist’ rationale

Aug 15, 2016, 02:23 pm CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Conviction tossed for one ‘Making a Murderer’ suspect; lawyer’s conduct ‘inexcusable,’ judge says

Aug 15, 2016, 10:21 am CDT


Test your knowledge! Take the ABA Journal weekly news quiz

Aug 15, 2016, 10:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Federal judge has no power to expunge valid conviction, 2nd Circuit rules

Aug 15, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania AG doesn’t testify in her obstruction trial; reporter won’t say who leaked documents

Aug 12, 2016, 03:17 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

ACLU suit challenges South Carolina’s ‘disturbing schools’ law

Aug 12, 2016, 11:51 am CDT

Religious Law

‘He is risen’ post on sheriff’s department Facebook page leads to $41K payout

Aug 12, 2016, 11:00 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Posner opinion blasts class actions that are ‘no better than a racket’

Aug 12, 2016, 08:15 am CDT

Internet Law

Judge rules Twitter is protected from liability in suit linking ISIS propaganda to gunman’s attack

Aug 12, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Ethics opinion on fee-sharing is bad news for Avvo Legal Services

Aug 11, 2016, 03:12 pm CDT

Personal Lives

Lawyer’s new consulting firm for addiction and mental-health help serves law firms exclusively

Aug 11, 2016, 11:55 am CDT

Election Law

7th Circuit blocks judge who would have allowed voting without ID in Wisconsin

Aug 11, 2016, 11:45 am CDT

The New Normal

Legal machines give lawyers the structure we need

Aug 11, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Criminal trials have become so scarce that federal judge had only one in his 4 years on the bench

Aug 11, 2016, 07:45 am CDT


Slow-motion videos of a crime can cause jurors to view wrongdoing as intentional, study finds

Aug 11, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Internet Law

In ‘huge blow’ for FCC, appeals court rules for states limiting municipal broadband

Aug 10, 2016, 04:19 pm CDT


ABA’s Veterans Legal Services Initiative aims to create online resource, mobilize lawyers

Aug 10, 2016, 02:16 pm CDT

Law Practice Management

Non-lawyer ownership laws in UK allow some firms to thrive

Aug 10, 2016, 01:30 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Have you ever put a radical new idea into action in your practice?

Aug 10, 2016, 12:55 pm CDT

Law Schools

New Texas law school not recommended for ABA accreditation

Aug 10, 2016, 12:36 pm CDT

Legal Technology

Student who created bot to appeal parking tickets hopes to help the homeless with his technology

Aug 10, 2016, 10:10 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Justice report cites discriminatory and unconstitutional policing in Baltimore

Aug 10, 2016, 09:56 am CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Public at large—not just lawyers—needs to be aware of the justice gap, LSC board chair says

Aug 10, 2016, 08:45 am CDT

Legal Rebels Podcast

Jerry Goldman’s Oyez project gives a voice to SCOTUS arguments (podcast)

Aug 10, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Feminist legal scholar is representing Roger Ailes in sex harassment suit; she explains why

Aug 10, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Hilarie Bass calls for an embrace of technology as she accepts position of ABA president-elect

Aug 9, 2016, 05:51 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

ABA condemns mass detentions and arrests of Turkish legal community

Aug 9, 2016, 03:32 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

After debate, ABA House calls for publication of privately drafted standards used in legislation

Aug 9, 2016, 03:20 pm CDT

Government Law

Texas AG cites court opinion to deny info releases by local governments

Aug 9, 2016, 10:15 am CDT

Appellate Practice

Expert lawyering before SCOTUS is ‘exceedingly lopsided’ in criminal cases, law review article says

Aug 9, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

The ABA should embrace change and not be ‘left in the dust,’ executive director says

Aug 8, 2016, 10:45 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Education, veterans’ rights and expanding services for ABA members will be focus of Klein’s term

Aug 8, 2016, 09:25 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Abolish private, for-profit probation that puts offenders deep in debt, ABA House urges

Aug 8, 2016, 08:20 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Discrimination and harassment will be legal ethics violations under ABA model rule

Aug 8, 2016, 06:36 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Create more opportunities for demographically diverse attorneys, House of Delegates urges

Aug 8, 2016, 05:25 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Brown touts successes with pro bono and diversity initiatives in final remarks as ABA president

Aug 8, 2016, 04:24 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Lawyer referral services need confidentiality privileges, ABA House says

Aug 8, 2016, 04:01 pm CDT


Can you get 5 correct answers? Take the ABA Journal’s weekly news quiz!

Aug 8, 2016, 03:35 pm CDT

Election Law

ABA House calls for clearer election standards: ‘Let us not return to 2000’

Aug 8, 2016, 02:50 pm CDT

Internet Law

Judge allows ‘look-see’ at computers seized in blogging defamation probe

Aug 8, 2016, 10:42 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

ABA brief says Texas uses unconstitutional standards to assess mental disability in capital cases

Aug 8, 2016, 10:08 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Could members of the electoral college go rogue on Trump?

Aug 8, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Can the access-to-justice gap be closed? These recommendations might make it possible

Aug 6, 2016, 08:35 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

Implicit bias is a challenge even for judges

Aug 5, 2016, 09:58 pm CDT

ABA Annual Meeting

FBI director: Fix clashes between privacy, public safety with ‘robust conversation,’ not litigation

Aug 5, 2016, 09:14 pm CDT

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