ABA Journal

Constitutional Law

8674 ABA Journal Constitutional Law articles.

ACLJ is Key Contender in Religious Cases

Most lawyers are probably familiar with the ACLU. Far fewer attorneys may have heard of the ACLJ. However, the two civil rights organizations—sometimes fighting together and sometimes on opposing sides—are…

Counsel Waiver Before En Banc Court

A federal appeals court has granted en banc review in the case of a man who fired his lawyer and represented himself at trial, resulting in a conviction for making…

But Is It War?

Conservatives debate the limits of executive power post-9/11

The Architects

The Bush administration lawyers who created the blueprint for the legal war on terror

Setting Precedent In Two Wars

How Justice Stevens turned 60-year-old dissents into major rulings in the war on terrorism

2 Men Wed, Then Iowa Ruling Suspended

Two gay men in Iowa persuaded a judge to approve an expedited wedding, paid an extra $5 fee and were married today, apparently becoming the first same-sex couple to wed…

State Secrets Often Cited to Crush Suits

The Bush administration is apparently relying on the state secrets privilege in a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit claiming a Belgian banking cooperative gave customers’ records to the United…

Panel Allots Blame for Va. Tech Massacre

A lack of communication, misunderstood medical privacy laws and inadequate mental health treatment options share the blame along with gunman Seung Hui Cho for a shooting spree in which he…

Law Grad Wins Case, Keeps on Truckin’

A would-be lawyer with a green pickup has succeeded in overturning a Florida city ordinance that barred him from parking overnight in residential areas.

Lowell Kuvin, who is waiting for…

Same-Sex Iowa Couples Can Marry

The judge’s ruling was so recent that one man was listed as the groom and the other was listed as the bride on their Polk County, Iowa, marriage license application.…

Fed’l Judge: Execute Inmates Efficiently

California’s death row is not only the biggest in the nation but perhaps the most backlogged. The average prisoner waits nearly 20 years to be executed, and, since capital punishment…

UCLA: Public School Segregation Worse

Despite decades of efforts to end “separate but equal” public education for children of different races, the nation’s school system is getting more segregated rather than less.

And a decision…

Judge Axes Confession, Pretrial, Under New IL Law

In a ruling hailed by defense advocates as proof that an unusual new law is working, an Illinois judge has made a pretrial ruling that a woman’s videotaped murder confession…

Profs: Gonzales Misunderstood Job

There is one simple reason why soon-to-be former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is losing his job, several law professors say: He never understood what he was supposed to be doing.

Quick Mistrial Bars Retrial

A federal appeals court has ruled that two executives cannot be retried for alleged securities law violations because a judge declared a mistrial too quickly.

The New York City-based 2nd…

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