Legal History

Precedents

May 8, 1980: Smallpox eradicated

National Pulse

South Dakota class action highlights violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act

President's Message

Law Day and other activities honor Magna Carta, the document that set forth basic legal rights

White-Collar Crime

Retired attorney indicted in claimed mortgage-fraud scheme

Legal History

Landmark NYC courthouse opens doors for free exhibit after 40 years of being closed

Criminal Justice

Trial set to begin for former SS guard charged as accessory to 300,000 murders in World War II

Legal History

Polluted town championed by Erin Brockovich is largely gone despite $333M settlement

Features

Indian tribes are retaking jurisdiction over domestic violence on their own land

Cover Story

100 innovations in law

Your ABA

Pact with ABA aims to bolster rule of law in Sri Lanka

Precedents

April 11, 1961: Adolf Eichmann on trial

Legal History

Artist attended nearly 2,000 trials over 13 years, painting the ‘true essence’ of what he sees

Legal History

Student winners of ABA’s Magna Carta video competition are named

Legal History

Winston Churchill wanted to give rare Magna Carta manuscript to US, documents show

Criminal Justice

Manslaughter case video shows actor Wyatt Russell running for life as train hurtles toward movie set

Criminal Justice

Pardon convicted paleontologist who found famous dinosaur fossil Sue, Senate committee urges

Precedents

March 9, 1953: A state secrets doctrine is born

Criminal Justice

US offers $3M bounty for alleged Russian hacker, a record reward for a cybersecurity case

Criminal Justice

Convicted in wife slaying, profiled in book and TV miniseries, Robert Marshall dies in prison

Legal History

Another Magna Carta is found