256 ABA Journal Human Rights articles.
In recent years, Hawaii, Nebraska and Nevada introduced laws to help trafficking survivors clear their records and overcome obstacles to employment, housing and education. Other states, including Connecticut, Kansas, New Jersey and New York, are moving forward with more proposed legislation.
Feb 1, 2020 1:05 AM CST
Jan 17, 2020 11:43 AM CST
The Equal Rights Amendment has been battling the numbers since 1979, at which time it fell three states short of becoming part of the Constitution. As of 2020, however, just one state was needed to meet a state count threshold to pass the ERA—that’s until Virginia made history on Wednesday, ratifying the amendment.
Jan 16, 2020 4:19 PM CST
Michael Avenatti is arrested for alleged bail violations
The lawyer who once represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels has been arrested for alleged bail violations. The federal government contends that,…
Jan 15, 2020 3:43 PM CST
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Jan 2, 2020 11:17 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court has multiple high-profile cases on its docket this term, including cases to be argued in early 2020 on state aid to religion, abortion and President Donald Trump’s desire to shield his personal finances from government subpoenas.
Jan 2, 2020 9:37 AM CST
Dec 26, 2019 8:55 AM CST
Bar says lawyer should attend professionalism class after brush with raccoon
A Florida lawyer who posted a video of himself shooing a raccoon off his boat and into open…
Dec 19, 2019 4:50 PM CST
Dec 17, 2019 2:17 PM CST
93-year-old retired lawyer is found liable for son’s shooting death
On Friday, jurors in San Diego found a 93-year-old retired lawyer liable for $9.5 million in damages for killing his…
Dec 16, 2019 4:42 PM CST
Dec 16, 2019 11:18 AM CST
“I have struggled with how to make the tragedy of Matamoros come alive in a way that will do justice to the raw experience I witnessed. Of course, there is no justice in their raw experiences—that is the point,” writes Seattle lawyer Jill B. Scott.
Dec 12, 2019 6:30 AM CST
Dec 11, 2019 12:48 PM CST
Five months after his release from detention in a Swedish jail, A$AP Rocky returned to Stockholm to perform Wednesday. It’s a surprise comeback for the rapper, who was jailed for nearly 30 days this summer after his arrest on suspicion of assault. The case made international headlines and trained an unprecedented level of scrutiny on the criminal justice system of a country normally lauded for its progressive ideals.
Dec 11, 2019 9:50 AM CST