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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a great deal of litigation. A few cases already have reached the U.S. Supreme Court. What can be learned from them, and what does this tell us about the court’s likely handling of future cases arising from the pandemic?
Aug 5, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
America is struggling to emerge from dark and uncertain times. COVID-19, record unemployment, civil unrest. As the turmoil unfolds, there has been a seismic shift in the national discourse, and 2020 may be one of those defining years of resurgence that bends the arc, ever so slightly, toward justice.
Aug 1, 2020 1:25 AM CDT
The label “teen mom” can carry such a negative connotation. No one would expect someone who came from a poor background and had a child before she even became an adult to beat the odds and accomplish her dream of becoming an attorney. By sharing my story, I want others to know that they are capable of so much more than what society may believe.
Aug 1, 2020 1:20 AM CDT
Lawyer, journalist and publishing entrepreneur David Lat has spent nearly two decades covering the ins and outs of the legal world while working as a federal prosecutor and later through the popular legal news-and-views site he co-founded, Above the Law. Rarely, however, has Lat stood at the center of a news cycle. That changed with COVID-19.
Aug 1, 2020 1:15 AM CDT
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Things are never going to be the same as they were. Here are some truths that are coming to light for the legal profession from the COVID-19 experience.
Aug 1, 2020 12:40 AM CDT
One thing you must do as a lawyer, at all times, is cultivate your mind. You can do it mostly through reading and reflection.
Aug 1, 2020 12:35 AM CDT
Aug 1, 2020 12:25 AM CDT
As a member of the ABA Center for Human Rights team, Waris Husain has the privilege of helping those on the front line of justice across Asia. One recent case highlights CHR’s ability to take immediate action to assist a justice defender in danger.
Jul 30, 2020 1:20 PM CDT
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In Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, authors Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law outline the way that well-meaning movements ended up funneling people into environments where they faced even more punitive measures.
Jul 22, 2020 10:21 AM CDT
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When COVID-19 closed ABA offices in March, staff sprang into work figuring out how the association could convert its meetings and events to virtual environments. In this bonus episode of…
Jul 16, 2020 3:45 PM CDT
As a law professor at the University of Colorado Law School, Aya Gruber has seen her Millennial students wrestle with a problem that she has long struggled with herself: How to fight both gender-based violence and overpolicing.
Jul 15, 2020 1:30 PM CDT
Supporters of broad reforms to how the legal profession is regulated must do a better job involving the public, says the former longtime executive director of the Washington State Bar.
Jul 15, 2020 8:00 AM CDT