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651 ABA Journal Annual Meeting articles.

DOJ, in work to curb attacks on election workers, charges man for threatening phone call

A Missouri man has been charged for threatening an election official in Maricopa County, Arizona, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

After deadly shootings, ABA House pushes for tighter gun controls

One resolution urges lawmakers to prevent gun purchases from moving forward by default after three business days even if the check is incomplete. The second calls for more to be done to prevent violent dating partners and stalkers from buying or owning firearms.

In wake of Dobbs, ABA advocates for abortion, same-sex marriage and contraceptive rights

In the first meeting of the ABA House of Delegates since the Dobbs decision came down from the U.S. Supreme Court, delegates voted in favor of a slate of resolutions to protect abortion rights, contraceptive access and same-sex and interracial marriage.

Sharing fees with nonlawyers is inconsistent with profession’s ‘core values,’ ABA House says

Additional language reaffirmed the “core values” in the ABA’s Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4. and said that “nothing in the resolution” should be interpreted as undermining a 2020 House resolution that encouraged regulatory innovation to expand access to justice.

‘We must not give up,’ ABA President-elect Mary Smith says

“We lift lawyers up,” Mary Smith said. “We lift the legal profession up. And we cannot let ourselves be distracted by detractors. We can and must do more.”

ABA condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and urges UN to investigate war crimes

The House of Delegates condemned Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Tuesday.

ABA provides 10 principles for ending mass incarceration and lengthy prison sentences

The House of Delegates took aim at mass incarceration in two separate resolutions at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Monday.

Quoting a 2006 chart-topping hit, incoming ABA president says she’s bringing civility back

“You know that song ‘SexyBack’? Well, I’m bringing civility back,” Deborah Enix-Ross told the ABA House of Delegates Monday at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

ABA supports use of ‘Kessler doctrine’ to discourage patent trolls

In 1907, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Kessler v. Eldred that after Eldred unsuccessfully sued Kessler for infringing his patent for an electrical cigar lighter, he couldn’t sue Kessler’s customers or Kessler, who intervened on their behalf, for infringing his patent on the same product.

Cyberstalking needs more attention from law enforcement and legislators, says ABA House

The ABA House of Delegates passed a resolution Monday urging legislators and law enforcement to do more to fight cyberstalking and harassment.

Old friends and new celebrate at the first in-person ABA Annual Meeting since COVID-19 (photo gallery)

After being presented in an all-virtual format in 2020 and a hybrid format in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees are celebrating in person for the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting.

Always focus on hope, ABA president tells House of Delegates

Reginald Turner, president of the American Bar Association, is not giving up hope, he told its House of Delegates Monday at the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Legal Ed pulls back HOD diversity resolution, saying more discussion is needed

A resolution involving changes to law school standards focused on diversity and academic freedom has been withdrawn by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Disinformation and the safety of election officials must be addressed, ABA House says

The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a measure combating election misinformation and disinformation and protecting the personal security of election administrators and voters at the ABA Annual Meeting on Monday.

Lawyers ‘have to stand up and say something,’ Breyer tells ABA assembly

“The rule of law will not save the world from the evil portions of human nature, but it can help,” says former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer about his new position as chair of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative Board.

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