3062 ABA Journal Legislation & Lobbying articles.
Staffers of travel the country unearthing, cleaning and publishing county-level criminal justice data in what they hope will be each of America’s 3,141 boroughs, counties, independent cities, parishes and the District of Columbia.
Feb 1, 2020 2:30 AM CST
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
States are implementing or updating their own laws to better protect and support survivors. While criminal protections may permit survivors to seal, vacate or expunge records or provide them with immunity, civil remedies can help them restore lost income and pay off significant debts.
Feb 1, 2020 1:04 AM CST
U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have assured advocates that additional reforms are on the way, but they have held off to first focus on oversight of FSA implementation.
Feb 1, 2020 12:20 AM CST
GAO report concludes White House violated law by withholding Ukraine aid
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has concluded the White House broke the law when it withheld funds for security…
Jan 16, 2020 4:32 PM CST
Jan 8, 2020 2:24 PM CST
The Governmental Affairs Office spent the last year working with ABA leadership, entities and grassroots advocates to advance the ABA’s position on policy issues affecting the rule of law and the legal profession. The hard work has paid off.
Dec 23, 2019 1:00 PM CST
Former Long Island DA is convicted of obstruction
Former Suffolk County, New York, District Attorney Thomas Spota was convicted of obstruction of justice Tuesday for conspiring to cover up…
Dec 18, 2019 5:00 PM CST
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has halted the Department of Justice’s plans to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday. She ruled on behalf of four federal death-row inmates.
Nov 21, 2019 12:15 PM CST
The FBI’s report on hate crimes, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights noted, still depends on the voluntary submission of data from local police agencies, a process that has regularly produced what almost everyone agrees is a vast undercount.
Nov 15, 2019 6:30 AM CST
Nov 5, 2019 9:59 AM CST
Racially motivated murders and crimes committed more than six decades ago during the civil rights era remain unsolved and unprosecuted. In most cases, victims and their families got no information, no justice and no closure. Ever wonder what happened? High school students in New Jersey did, and they did something about it, prompting government actions that may soon lead to the release of information about these cold cases.
Nov 1, 2019 12:50 AM CDT
Traditionally relegated to the statutory realm of environmental and administrative law, a cadre of attorneys and legal scholars has given the climate change issue a creative facelift that may change the legal landscape—and, they say, could determine the fate of humanity.
Nov 1, 2019 12:00 AM CDT
The House of Representatives approved earlier this week a measure that would establish a copyright small claims program in the U.S. Copyright Office to address some of the violations of copyright and intellectual property.
Oct 24, 2019 12:25 PM CDT
Former city council member sentenced for killing his tax attorney
An 84-year-old former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Thursday for killing…
Oct 4, 2019 3:22 PM CDT