John Gibeaut

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John Gibeaut, a former senior writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1996. He had worked as a reporter for The Tampa Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Niagara Gazette, and the City News Bureau of Chicago. He earned a J.D. from The Florida State University and earned a B.A. in journalism and French from The Ohio State University. John died Aug. 9, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was 61.

Recent Articles

Call Ahead: Officers Use Cellphone Towers to Spot Offenders
Jan 1, 2013, 09:08 am CST

Mind Reading: Judges Can Keep Deliberations to Themselves, Mass. Court Says
Dec 1, 2012, 09:40 am CST

Foreign Exchanges: Rupert Murdoch, Embattled in the UK, Grapples with US Bribery Law
Oct 1, 2012, 09:40 am CDT

Taking the Pulse of the Health Act: States Weigh Whether to Opt Out of the Newly Approved Law
Oct 1, 2012, 07:40 am CDT

A Bite Worse Than Its Bark: Maryland Puts Pit-Bull Owners on Liability Notice
Sep 1, 2012, 08:49 am CDT

Marriage Proposal: Court May Weigh Levels of Scrutiny for Same-Sex Couples
Sep 1, 2012, 08:09 am CDT

Get Out of Jail—But Not Free: Courts Scramble to Fill Their Coffers by Billing Ex-Cons
Jul 13, 2012, 09:01 pm CDT

Get Out of Jail—But Not Free: Courts Scramble to Fill Their Coffers by Billing Ex-Cons
Jul 1, 2012, 09:50 am CDT

Show Me the Money: States, ABA Try to Figure Out When Campaign Cash Leads to a Judge’s Recusal
Mar 23, 2012, 09:15 pm CDT

Show Me the Money: States, ABA Try to Figure Out When Campaign Cash Leads to a Judge’s Recusal
Mar 1, 2012, 11:00 am CST

Sitting This One Out: Health Care Case Again Raises Recusal Controversy
Mar 1, 2012, 09:20 am CST

Legislators Are Out to Take Over Their State Judiciary Systems
Jan 7, 2012, 07:24 am CST

Co-Equal Opportunity: Legislators Are Out to Take Over Their State Judiciary Systems
Jan 1, 2012, 11:00 am CST

Thrown for a Loss: Retired Players Sue, Claim NFL Hid Brain Damage Info
Nov 1, 2011, 08:40 am CDT

After Philadelphia Prison Case, Many Still Weigh the Effects of Releasing Inmates
Sep 23, 2011, 11:47 pm CDT

After Philadelphia Prison Case, Many Still Weigh the Effects of Releasing Inmates
Sep 1, 2011, 07:40 am CDT

Alien Resurrection: Justices Open the Door for States to Control Immigration Status
Aug 19, 2011, 09:26 pm CDT

Alien Resurrection: Justices Open the Door for States to Control Immigration Status
Aug 1, 2011, 07:10 am CDT

Withdrawing from Controversial Case Was Awkward for King & Spalding, But That’s About All
Jul 1, 2011, 07:30 am CDT

As Other States Watch, Florida’s Redistricting Fracas May Set the Lines for the Future
Jun 3, 2011, 11:19 pm CDT