Civil Rights

President's Message

As we honor the past, we need fresh thinking to ensure access to justice for all

Precedents

Sept. 3, 1838: Frederick Douglass escapes to freedom

Civil Rights

Protesters sue city of Ferguson, St. Louis County and their police chiefs for $41.5 million

Government Law

Federal judge says mom sued too late accusing Chicago officials of cover-up in son’s death

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer charged with witness-tampering; his counsel calls case ‘a total fabrication’

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg: Ferguson turmoil illustrates ‘real racial problem’ in America

Bar Associations

After vote, Connecticut Bar Association will not help defend state gun control law in court

Trials & Litigation

Man exonerated by own research gets $13M for wrongful conviction in rabbi slaying

Trials & Litigation

Federal suit claims family members were banned from mom’s nursing home over social media posts

Civil Rights

Man who says he was arrested for taking cellphone photos of NYC cops gets $125K settlement

Criminal Justice

Confidential informant sues; says prosecutors blew his cover, then blamed him for getting shot

First Amendment

Immigration judge sues Justice Department, claims recusal order chills her free-speech rights

Government Law

Small town sues all 61 voters over election issues, asks judge to order defendants into court

Constitutional Law

Civil rights group sues Philly DA, says illegal civil forfeiture ‘machine’ helps fund office

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit revives inmate’s suit alleging his letter to his lawyer was read by a prison guard

Annual Meeting

Our goals and motto call on us to fight implicit bias, says ABA President-elect Brown

Constitutional Law

Judge tosses suit over lawyer’s death, finds no due process right to police investigation

Annual Meeting

Legal hurdles for same-sex couples persist despite SCOTUS marriage decisions, say panelists

Annual Meeting

Ensuring immigrant detainees have lawyers also benefits court system, DOJ official says

Court Security

Woman who says she was attacked in court by sheriff’s deputy settles civil rights lawsuit for $90K