393 ABA Journal Alabama articles.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to block four executions over the course of two days, rejecting petitions claiming incompetence for execution, difficulty inserting intravenous lines, lack of a clear policy on religious rights and new exculpatory evidence.
Nov 18, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Voters in Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon and Vermont have approved state constitutional amendments banning the use of slavery as a punishment.
Nov 9, 2022 3:17 PM CST
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has outpaced her colleagues in questioning while participating in her first oral arguments on the high court.
Oct 18, 2022 8:46 AM CDT
A federal appeals court ruled against a sex offender Monday, hours after a liberal political news and opinion website published an exclusive story about extraordinary delays in his case.
Oct 5, 2022 11:49 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan called a challenge to Alabama’s congressional voting maps a “slam dunk” during oral arguments Tuesday, even as the conservative justices on the high court appeared to be searching for a narrow way to uphold them.
Oct 5, 2022 10:11 AM CDT
Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the high court’s three liberal justices to dissent Thursday, when it allowed the execution of an inmate who claimed that Alabama lost his request for execution by nitrogen hypoxia.
Sep 26, 2022 10:19 AM CDT
ABA president calls on Senate to support Respect for Marriage Act
ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is calling on members of the U.S. Senate to vote for the Respect for Marriage…
Sep 16, 2022 3:03 PM CDT
The lifetime ban on voting for some felons in Mississippi’s 1890 constitution no longer has a racist taint following later changes that added additional crimes to the list, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has concluded.
Aug 26, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
A federal judge in Alabama approved a $2.67 billion settlement and $626.6 million in attorney fees Tuesday in an antitrust class action against Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans.
Aug 10, 2022 11:54 AM CDT
In an amicus brief Monday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm that the state of Alabama’s redistricting plan for its seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Jul 19, 2022 1:52 PM CDT
A special committee must be appointed to consider misconduct allegations against two federal judges who hired a law clerk accused of making racist statements.
Jul 12, 2022 3:10 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit filed by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and his wife against a comedian who claimed to be an Israeli anti-terrorism expert with a device able to detect pedophiles.
Jul 8, 2022 2:59 PM CDT
Some state officials see the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the right to abortion as reason to support measures that would outlaw gay sex and ban medical transitioning treatments for transgender youths.
Jul 1, 2022 10:17 AM CDT
Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, more than a dozen states have already or plan to soon ban abortion in most cases. Here’s what we know so far about where abortion bans stand in these 13 states and in other states that have laws targeting the procedure.
Jun 30, 2022 2:52 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a federal judge’s order that required Louisiana to draw a new voting map with two majority-Black districts instead of one.
Jun 30, 2022 8:48 AM CDT
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