27 ABA Journal Eighth Amendment articles.
Dustin John Higgs was executed early Saturday, the 13th inmate to be put to death since the federal government resumed executions after a 17-year hiatus
Jan 19, 2021 9:38 AM CST
I can’t pinpoint exactly what makes the song so intolerable after repeated listens. All I know is I’m not alone. Other adults have realized “Baby Shark” can be weaponized, and they are using it to their advantage.
Nov 24, 2020 9:05 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by two older inmates at a Texas geriatric prison to reinstate a judge’s order requiring COVID-19 safety measures.
Nov 17, 2020 9:50 AM CST
Prison officials don’t have qualified immunity from a lawsuit by an inmate who claims that he was held in a cell covered in “massive amounts” of feces, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a per curiam opinion
Nov 2, 2020 3:04 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted an injunction requiring the sheriff of Orange County, California, to implement COVID-19 safety measures at the jail.
Aug 6, 2020 9:27 AM CDT
Federal inmate Daniel Lewis Lee died by lethal injection on Tuesday morning in the first federal execution since 2003.
Jul 14, 2020 9:20 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to stay a judge’s order requiring the Federal Bureau of Prisons to release or transfer inmates at an Ohio prison who face greater risks if they contract COVID-19.
May 26, 2020 4:07 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday night to stay court-ordered sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate.
May 22, 2020 9:49 AM CDT
Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit after edits
Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has dropped his “clickbait defamation” lawsuit against the New York Times after the newspaper changed part of…
Apr 14, 2020 3:07 PM CDT
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday that urges justices to consider the association’s position on issues related to public records about the lethal injection drugs used in death penalty cases.
Mar 2, 2020 10:51 AM CST
Oklahoma plans to resume lethal injections following a five-year moratorium spurred by botched executions.
Feb 14, 2020 11:46 AM CST
Some of Justice Scalia’s papers are now publicly available
The legal and academic papers of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are now available for public viewing, at…
Feb 13, 2020 3:27 PM CST
The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the 12-year sentence of a man convicted for having a cellphone in jail.
Jan 14, 2020 3:11 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
The U.S. Supreme Court justices return from their summer recess Monday to a calendar filled with potential blockbuster cases. Typically, about half the docket is set before the justices’ recess at the end of June, with the remaining cases taken between the beginning of October and the middle of January. But just based on what already is on the docket, this term could be filled with cases of great significance.
Oct 3, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
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