Legislation & Lobbying


Prisoner exonerations are at an all-time high, and it’s not because of DNA testing

President's Message

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

Opening Statements

California court decision lets retailers breathe easy

National Pulse

Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft victims


Determining driver impairment with marijuana involves imperfect science, says law enforcement

Constitutional Law

Federal gun ban applies even if domestic violence victim isn’t injured, state appeals court says

Religious Law

6th Circuit reverses hate-crime convictions of Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks

Law Firms

After a difficult 2013, Dickstein Shapiro is on track for a solid year, chairman says

Bar Associations

After vote, Connecticut Bar Association will not help defend state gun control law in court

Criminal Justice

Online petition urges Michael Brown law requiring cops to wear cameras; what about privacy concerns?

Criminal Justice

Driver takes misdemeanor plea after striking and killing judge on bicycle; should law be upgraded?

Trusts & Estates

Delaware is first state to adopt model law that says social media accounts can be inherited

Criminal Justice

Jailed for 48 hours for not paying $2K in truancy fines, woman suffers heart failure and dies

Criminal Justice

Want to change harsh crime policies? Emphasizing racial disparities can backfire, study says

Annual Meeting

ABA House urges legislation that would formally recognize and punish crimes against humanity

Annual Meeting

Successors of executed prisoners should be allowed to litigate innocence claims, says ABA House

Education Law

California considers law requiring public colleges to set consent standards for sex

Annual Meeting

Outgoing ABA president touts job corps and efforts to address immigration, gun violence

Annual Meeting

Task force on legal-ed financing mulls causes of rising tuition at its first-ever public hearing

Annual Meeting

Ensuring immigrant detainees have lawyers also benefits court system, DOJ official says