3252 ABA Journal Federal Government articles.
An increasing number of lawsuits are alleging that tracking tools on health care websites and patient portals allow Facebook and other third parties to obtain confidential medical information.
Mar 15, 2023 10:55 AM CDT
Legal sector adds 1,500 jobs
The legal services sector continues to add jobs, despite reports of layoffs at some BigLaw firms. The sector gained 1,500 jobs in February, according to…
Mar 10, 2023 11:57 AM CST
A review of Louisville, Kentucky, policing after the 2020 death of Breonna Taylor in a botched raid has led the U.S. Department of Justice to conclude that the city and its police department have engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional conduct.
Mar 8, 2023 2:09 PM CST
A group called Lawyers Defending American Democracy is asking ethics officials to investigate the lawyer who originally represented Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide who testified before the Jan. 6, 2021, committee about events regarding the U.S. Capitol attack.
Mar 6, 2023 3:51 PM CST
Winston & Strawn partner Abbe Lowell
is representing President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden in congressional investigations after building ties to the Trump White House and representing former President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, the New York Times reports.
Mar 6, 2023 10:25 AM CST
Former President Donald Trump isn’t shielded from liability in civil lawsuits stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot if his speech before the event “encouraged imminent private violent action and was likely to produce such action,” the U.S. Department of Justice said in a brief filed with a federal appeals court.
Mar 3, 2023 9:32 AM CST
The states of Illinois and Nevada lost their bid to make the Equal Rights Amendment part of the Constitution on Tuesday, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that they did not satisfy the high threshold needed to obtain a writ of mandamus.
Mar 1, 2023 9:31 AM CST
No matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does in the cases involving the Biden administration’s student loan relief plan, there is sure to be a major effect on many people’s lives and on the law. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the court heard oral arguments in two cases—Biden v. Nebraska
and Department of Education v. Brown
—that raise myriad legal issues and any path taken by the court will have significant consequences. (I was among 24 legal scholars who signed an amicus brief in support of the Biden administration).
Mar 1, 2023 8:42 AM CST
President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel $400 billion in student debt appeared to run into trouble during U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments Tuesday.
Feb 28, 2023 2:56 PM CST
President Joe Biden proposed new asylum restrictions Tuesday that some legal advocates are condemning for being too similar to measures imposed under the former Trump administration.
Feb 23, 2023 10:57 AM CST
A Florida man posed as a general counsel and another senior-level executive at two financial firms in Manhattan, New York City, and directed personnel to pay for fake internal investigations that were supposed to determine whether there were ties between people in those firms and deceased multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, federal prosecutors have alleged in a criminal complaint
that was unsealed last week.
Feb 23, 2023 9:37 AM CST
When Holly Cook joined the ABA in January 2012, she brought with her more than two decades of experience in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. “I thought I was going to Afghanistan and deploying yet again. But I got a phone call one day saying they were looking for someone to come to the Governmental Affairs Office,” Cook says. “I loved working with the Hill. So I thought, ‘All right.’”
Feb 21, 2023 9:01 AM CST
Seven judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans have embraced the view that “perpetual funding” of government agencies or programs violates the Constitution’s appropriations clause.
Feb 13, 2023 3:23 PM CST
All government entities should enact laws and regulations that protect the right of any individual to travel across state lines to access medical care, the House of Delegates said at the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans on Monday.
Feb 6, 2023 5:31 PM CST
Should Arnold Schwarzenegger be allowed to run for president? Should U.S. Supreme Court justices have 18-year terms?
Feb 6, 2023 9:40 AM CST
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