Legal History


Looking back on Zubulake, 10 years later

President's Message

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


Sept. 3, 1838: Frederick Douglass escapes to freedom


Pacer deletes older case files for four appeals courts; compatibility issues cited

U.S. Supreme Court

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

Criminal Justice

Convicted in 1950 spy case, 98-year-old woman asks court to ‘correct this historical wrong’


As workers mourn loss of ‘grandest courthouse in Georgia,’ cause of fire is undetermined

Annual Meeting

Take up today’s challenges as we have in the past, new ABA President William Hubbard urges

Annual Meeting

Magna Carta should inspire lawyers to rise above partisanship, solve problems, chief justice says


Fire destroys historic courthouse and county’s records

ABA Annual Meeting

Traveling Magna Carta exhibit debuts at ABA Annual Meeting

Opening Statements

New documentary looks back at the Pamela Smart murder trial


Aug. 12, 1998: Swiss banks settle Holocaust claims

Legal History

Nazi war crimes records now accessible after 70 years

Intellectual Property Law

Imprisoned ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues over use of his persona in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’

Civil Rights

Congressman’s tweet about his release from prison in 1961 goes viral

Legal History

Harding’s love letters to mistress, held under seal, to be released; lawyer had steamy details

Legal History

Stray period in Declaration of Independence copy causes ‘serious misunderstanding,’ scholar says

Cover Story

How countries are successfully using the law to get looted cultural treasures back


July 12, 1957: Surgeon General links smoking and lung cancer