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ABA Urges Presentence Info Be Shared

Prosecutors and defense counsel should have access to material gathered by federal probation officers during their preparation of presentence reports, according to a resolution passed by the ABA’s policy-making House…

ABA Urges Greater Rights for Members of Military

Congress should abolish the U.S. Supreme Court-created exception to the Federal Torts Claims Act that prohibits members of the military from suing the federal government for tortious government conduct, according…

Virtual World Here to Stay, Lawyers Must Adjust

Among those who inhabit Second Life—a virtual world on the Internet where individuals interact through electronic alter egos known as avatars, is the SL Bar Association,…

Firm’s Rejection Created Opportunity for Roe v. Wade Lawyer

Sarah Weddington may never have taken the case setting a landmark precedent on the right to abortion if her job interview with a Dallas law firm had gone more smoothly.

Festive Culture Clash at Annual Meeting

Can the buttoned-down culture of lawyers and the hip-shaking beat of the Caribbean co-exist? ABA Annual Meeting attendees got a chance to answer that question Sunday…

Coverage Roundup: Day 4

Associated Press: “Race sometimes a problem in eyewitness IDs”

Associated Press: “Reduce partisan fight over judges, lawyers urge”

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Mukasey, Legal Ethics Debate on Tap at Delegates Meeting

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey will give his first—and no doubt only—address to the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday during the association’s annual meeting in New York City. The…

U.N. Official Speaks Out Against Amnesty for War Criminals

The second-ranking officer of the United Nations advocated last night for a tough policy toward individuals charged with war crimes and other serious violations of international criminal law.

The question…

Lawyers Could Be Targeted in SEC Subprime Cases

In the 1990s, a reference to Kaye Scholer became shorthand for the power of federal regulators to punish law firms for misleading tactics in their representation of a client, in…

Honored Pakistani Lawyer Says Crisis Over Deposed Judges Isn’t Over

A single lawyer from Pakistan stood at the podium, but the standing ovation from an audience of some 600 people that washed over him today at a luncheon sponsored by…

Scalia: Legal Writing Doesn’t Exist

Justice Antonin Scalia—the U.S. Supreme Court’s great dissenter—stayed true to form as he accepted a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Legal Writers on Saturday.

“I do not…

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.

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