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654 ABA Journal Annual Meeting articles.

Coverage Roundup: Prosecutors Drove Cost of Ga. Death Penalty Case

A retired Georgia judge who stepped down from the 2005 Atlanta courthouse killings case told an ABA panel today that prosecutors are partially to blame for high costs and delays…

Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Sees Parallel in Disclosure of Wiretap Program

The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971 is still eager to expose government secrets.

Daniel Ellsberg told an ABA…

Ken Starr, Drew Days Discuss Revealing Supreme Court Term

The Section of Litigation presented a high-powered U.S. Supreme Court wrap-up panel today featuring two former U.S. solictors general and a nationally known Stanford Law School professor providing commentary at…

Ellis Island Stirs Memories at TIPS Event

With historic Ellis Island as the backdrop, outgoing Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section chair Peter Bennett kicked off the section’s meeting Friday night by reinforcing his commitment to diversity.

Second Amendment Opinion May Lack Firepower

Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet believes Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent majority opinion striking down a ban on handguns in the home was a compromise decision, crafted to appeal to…

A Diplomatic Breakthrough

The ABA has announced that Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, will give the keynote address Saturday evening at the opening assembly…

What the President Should Look for in a Judicial Nominee

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama says he wants judicial nominees to have empathy. Presumptive Repubican presidential Nominee John McCain says he does not want activist judges.

But what that…

ABA is Media Focus, as Annual Meeting Kicks Off in NYC

As an estimated 10,000 people attend more than 1,500 programs (PDF) at the American Bar Association’s 131st annual meeting starting this week, public attention is being focused on…

Sequel to World Justice Forum in the Works

William H. Neukom’s last official news conference as ABA president today had the tone of a valedictory.

Neukom, whose one-year term ends Tuesday at the close of the

Why NBC’s Legal Reporter is Feuding With Karl Rove

From his perch as chief legal correspondent for NBC News, Dan Abrams has developed opinions on everything from the politicization of the Justice Department to news coverage of Barack Obama.…

Panel: Regs Are Speed Bumps in Legal Services Drive

Technology has made the world a smaller place. It’s made it possible to talk to someone from around the world over a computer, to buy a product from another country,…

‘Cognitive Traps’ Ensnare Judges Taking Instant Survey

Judges and lawyers taking an instant survey with handheld devices Friday learned a disappointing lesson: Their decision-making is likely subject to errors and biases.

The findings don’t square with the…

‘Micro-Inequities’ Have Big Workplace Impact

Eric Tate says everyone has experienced “micro-inequities” in the workplace, and he is no exception.

Tate, a partner at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, recalls an incident that occurred…

Nurses in Red Heels Make Rounds at ABA Expo

Round the corner at the ABA Expo, and two young women dressed in skintight nurses’ uniforms, doctors’ coats and red high-heeled shoes are there to tell curious lawyers about

Music Is Here To Stay, But Change Is Needed, Insiders Say

In what may be an ABA Annual Meeting first, presenters at the Section of Science & Technology Law’s session on the future of music and technology digitally recorded, remixed, replayed…

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