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Mar 30, 2021 12:26 PM CDT
It’s been nearly nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life without parole for juveniles violates the Eighth Amendment. It’s been five years since it held in Montgomery v. Louisiana that its 2012 decision was retroactive. In that time, Amy Breihan has helped seek second chances for prisoners in Missouri who were younger than age 18 when they were sentenced to life behind bars.
Mar 30, 2021 8:56 AM CDT
In 2010, there were six for-profit law schools; as of March 2021, however, only three with that tax status remain—and two of the three hope to eventually convert to nonprofit status.
Mar 29, 2021 10:36 AM CDT
President Joe Biden promised criminal justice reforms but has had to balance competing interests between progressives and moderates as he finalizes his Cabinet.
Mar 29, 2021 10:18 AM CDT
In ‘The Watergate Girl,’ Jill Wine-Banks gives an inside look at the special prosecution team that brought down Nixon
Jill Wine-Banks was barely 30 when she became an assistant Watergate special prosecutor investigating President Richard M. Nixon. In The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, Wine-Banks (who was then known as Jill Wine Volner) shares her experience battling political obstruction, courtroom legal wrangling and the era's sexism.
Mar 24, 2021 9:18 AM CDT
Mar 23, 2021 3:30 PM CDT
High tech can heighten discrimination; here are some policy recommendations for its ethical use
From federal surveillance of social justice protests to facial recognition technology that results in inordinately high false positives for certain demographic groups, recent surveillance trends have deep historical roots and troubling future implications for traditionally marginalized groups. These trends threaten our core constitutional values, democratic principles and the rule of law.
Mar 23, 2021 9:08 AM CDT
Mar 19, 2021 9:42 AM CDT
ABA announces 22 finalists for 2021 Silver Gavel Awards
For the past 62 years, the ABA has honored books, documentaries, other media and art for their role in fostering the public’s understanding of law and the legal system.
Mar 11, 2021 11:04 AM CST
New ABA ethics opinion addresses professional responsibilities of virtual practice
Lawyers can practice law virtually but must ensure that they consider various ethical responsibilities related to the duties of competence, diligence, communication, confidentiality and supervision, according to a new opinion released by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility.
Mar 10, 2021 10:27 AM CST
Of the 10 law schools that did not meet an accreditation standard in the summer of 2020 requiring a 75% bar passage rate, six have now demonstrated that they are in compliance.
Mar 1, 2021 3:25 PM CST
ABA House of Delegates calls for changes in country’s immigration system
The ABA House of Delegates approved two resolutions Monday that address immigration policies and practices implemented by previous administrations.
Feb 22, 2021 7:42 PM CST
Women shouldn’t face criminal prosecution after abortion or miscarriage, ABA House says
The ABA House of Delegates passed a resolution at the midyear meeting Monday that opposes the criminal prosecution of anyone who has an abortion or experiences a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Feb 22, 2021 7:10 PM CST
Restrictions on firearms in government buildings and polling places should be considered, says ABA House
In the wake of the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol, death threats against election officials and the sight of armed groups at state capitols, the ABA House of Delegates on Monday called for restrictions on firearms in some government buildings and polling places.
Feb 22, 2021 6:05 PM CST
ABA’s Practice Forward group puts focus on members’ needs, well-being
The challenges confronting the legal profession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a prime focus of the 2021 ABA Midyear Meeting.
Feb 22, 2021 4:51 PM CST
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