Civil Rights

Criminal Justice

Justice Department finds ‘unconstitutional policing’ in Ferguson; racial bias, revenue focus cited

Criminal Justice

Ferguson cop won’t face federal charge in Michael Brown’s death; DOJ discounts surrender accounts

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer is jailed for contempt for refusing to answer federal judge’s questions about client

Trials & Litigation

Federal court issues injunction to lift Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban

Attorney General

Traffic stops by Ferguson cops are expected to be targeted in Justice Department report

Constitutional Law

Family sues over man’s suicide during armed standoff with authorities outside his home

Criminal Justice

Feds cite ISIS in effort to get stiff sentence for civil rights worker with law degree

Criminal Justice

Lawyer gets 1-day suspended sentence in taxicab incident; civil rights suit by driver is ongoing

Labor & Employment

Local governments in Arkansas can’t bar gay discrimination as a result of new law

Civil Rights

Feds won’t prosecute George Zimmerman in shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin

Civil Rights

Ex-clerk sues judge, says his own mental health was questioned when he refused to be bullied

Constitutional Law

Gay man refuses to serve on a jury in courthouse where clerk won’t perform same-sex weddings

Legal Technology

Registration opens for Hackcess to Justice New Orleans

Disability Law

Advocacy group for the deaf sues Harvard, MIT; allege lack of closed-captioning for online courses

Advertising Law

Judge: It is consumer fraud for therapists to call homosexuality a curable mental disorder

Constitutional Law

Minister arrested after trying to perform same-sex marriage at probate judge’s office

Immigration Law

Two ABA Midyear programs take a close look at immigration law and politics

Constitutional Law

Assistant public defender handcuffed in court hallway files complaint against police officers

Constitutional Law

Burglar’s suit, supported by judge, says state jailed him for 16 months without a conviction

ABA Midyear

Human rights should be a priority in oil, gas and mining industries, say speakers at ABA Midyear