2474 ABA Journal Prosecutors articles.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging the city and the police union are engaged in a racially motivated conspiracy to deny civil rights by obstructing her efforts to ensure equal justice under the law.
Jan 14, 2020 3:03 PM CST
The ABA is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that “presents one of the increasing number of instances in which a prosecutor’s office has conditioned the release of an unlawfully convicted defendant on his agreement to a new plea—rather than vacating the prior conviction before bringing any new charges.”
Jan 14, 2020 10:46 AM CST
New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take new refugees under a federal…
Jan 13, 2020 2:42 PM CST
We’ve covered a wide array of diverse, in-depth and hard-hitting legal topics this past year at the ABA Journal.
Most recently, we ran a feature story about lawyers who…
Dec 23, 2019 10:20 AM CST
From famous celebrity prenups to groundbreaking black lawyers to First Amendment milestones, the ABA Journal presents our favorite slideshow galleries from this year. Which gallery was your favorite?
Dec 23, 2019 9:50 AM 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
Bernice Weems was thinking of skipping her grandson’s wedding in Denver because she couldn’t find the walker that she needed.
Dec 17, 2019 4:18 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
A man who spent 13 years in a South Carolina prison for murder is entitled to a new trial because of the prosecutor’s “blatantly improper” remarks during closing arguments, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.
Dec 6, 2019 2:07 PM CST
Paul Skalnik learned about the benefits of being a jailhouse informant when he was in the Harris County Jail in Texas in 1978 for passing bad checks.
Dec 6, 2019 12:15 PM CST
Thirty-nine prosecutors have signed a pledge to visit jails, prisons and juvenile facilities in their jurisdictions.
Nov 26, 2019 1:43 PM CST
A former Locke Lord partner accused of leaving BigLaw to launder money in a cryptocurrency scam was convicted Thursday.
Nov 22, 2019 2:02 PM CST
South Africa prosecutor is killed in courtroom gun incident
A South Africa prosecutor was killed Monday when a gun being entered into evidence discharged and the bullet struck her in…
Nov 20, 2019 3:47 PM CST
A federal lawsuit filed on Monday claims a Mississippi district attorney and his prosecutors are wrongfully using peremptory challenges to exclude potential black jurors more frequently than whites.
Nov 20, 2019 2:13 PM CST
A Stetson University law graduate who failed the bar exam twice has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft after prosecutors accused her of creating fictitious law firms and representing clients.
Nov 14, 2019 3:23 PM CST
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