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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…

Ex-ABA Prez Mathis Takes Break to Become CEELI Institute Exec

Former ABA President Karen Mathis is taking a one-year sabbatical from her law firm partnership in order to serve as CEO and executive director of the

Live From New York, It’s the ABA

With more than 1,500 programs ranging from the fallout of the economy on the legal profession to what the presidential candidates should be saying about judicial selection, the American Bar…

CasemakerX: New Social Network for Law Students

A new social network for law students has been announced by Lawriter, a subsidiary of Collexis Holdings Inc.

The free CasemakerX site will be launched this fall, as…

Threats to Judicial Independence a Top Priority for Incoming ABA Prez

Incoming ABA President H. Thomas Wells Jr. says he got the message in talks with other bar leaders over the past year or so.

There is widespread concern, he says,…

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