1st Circuit Court
217 ABA Journal 1st Circuit Court articles.
DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation
The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its reopened investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black youth tortured and shot…
Dec 10, 2021 3:17 PM CST
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer on Tuesday refused to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Maine health care workers that did not include an exemption for religious exemptions.
Oct 20, 2021 11:18 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide the case of a Christian group claiming that the city of Boston violated the First Amendment when it refused a request to fly a Christian flag temporarily at the Boston City Hall.
Oct 1, 2021 11:51 AM CDT
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday arguing that denying disability benefits to residents of Puerto Rico violates the equal protection clause.
Sep 8, 2021 12:40 PM CDT
Possible jurors in high-profile cases should be individually questioned to determine what they have read and heard about a case and how it affected their attitudes, the ABA says in an amicus brief filed Monday.
Jun 22, 2021 9:45 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice is backing reinstatement of the death sentence for the Boston Marathon bomber in a brief filed Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jun 16, 2021 9:29 AM CDT
In a unanimous opinion Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against police who seized a man’s guns without a warrant while he was in the hospital for a suicide evaluation.
May 17, 2021 11:01 AM CDT
Trump-boosting fake lawyer sentenced to prison
A Tennessee man who founded Students for Trump has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for posing as an elite lawyer and taking…
May 13, 2021 4:19 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a federal appeals court erred when it vacated the death penalty for convicted Boston bomber
Mar 22, 2021 12:19 PM CDT
Judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium
U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of Tyler, Texas, has struck down a moratorium on most residential evictions by the U.S. Centers for…
Feb 26, 2021 3:10 PM CST
Students for Fair Admissions has filed a lawsuit challenging race-conscious admissions policies at Yale University less than a month after the U.S. Department of Justice dropped a bias suit
that it filed against the school during the Trump administration
Feb 26, 2021 10:23 AM CST
A federal appeals court has upheld government policies that allow basic searches of electronic devices at the border without reasonable suspicion and advanced searches only with reasonable suspicion.
Feb 11, 2021 3:38 PM CST
Biden lifts transgender military ban
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday that lifts the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military. “What I’m doing is enabling…
Jan 25, 2021 4:27 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide
whether a police search of a gun owner’s home while he was in the hospital for a suicide evaluation was justified under an exception to the Fourth Amendment.
Nov 23, 2020 12:44 PM CST
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Boston on Thursday upheld Harvard University’s use of race in undergraduate admissions.
Nov 12, 2020 11:46 AM CST
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