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Global Impact: The ABA’s advocacy has influence on the international stage

The ABA’s efforts to improve laws and regulations and defend the rule of law are not limited to the United States; the ABA’s voice is also heard around the world. Opening jurisdictions to U.S. law firms, strengthening the rule of law, and improving the quality of laws through education, law reform and advocacy are important components of the ABA’s global work.

Significant advocacy successes for the ABA were achieved in the first session of 117th Congress

Despite a tumultuous 2021, Congress passed another monumental coronavirus relief package and a historic bipartisan infrastructure bill that was years in the making. Other significant actions also advanced on issues advocated by the ABA.

Can the nation endure? Breyer waxes philosophical in retirement press conference; Biden sets timetable

President Joe Biden renewed his pledge to nominate a Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court in a press conference Thursday to announce Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s retirement from the high court.

DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel says its prior opinion on ERA doesn’t bar Congress from acting

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel says its prior opinion on the Equal Rights Amendment doesn’t bar Congress from taking further action on ratification because the issue would ultimately be decided by the courts.

Justice Breyer, Supreme Court’s oldest member, will retire, reports say

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will retire from the Supreme Court, according to media reports that rely on anonymous sources. The liberal Breyer, 83, is the oldest justice on the court.

8th Circuit rules for parents seeking school mask mandates because of their children’s disabilities

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that an Iowa law banning mask mandates at public schools shouldn’t be read to prevent masks when needed to accommodate children’s disabilities.

Judge is censured for tiff over his reserved parking spot; a cane was thrown

A judge in Benton County, Arkansas, has received a letter of censure for his angry reaction after finding that someone had parked in his reserved space in the court parking lot.

An ‘ominous development’ for race-conscious college admissions? Supreme Court accepts 2 challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear challenges to race-conscious admissions at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Weekly Briefs: Trump business misrepresented assets, New York AG says; judge apologizes for weed scolding

Trump testimony sought in business probe

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion to compel the testimony of former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka…

Immigration court system needs independence from the DOJ, ABA representative says at congressional hearing

A former chair of the ABA Commission on Immigration testified before Congress Thursday to advocate for the creation of an independent immigration court system. Immigration courts are currently located within the Department of Justice and under the control of the attorney general.

Supreme Court emphasizes what DC Circuit didn’t decide as it allows release of Trump records

The National Archives and Records Administration began turning over hundreds of pages of presidential records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block their release Wednesday.

Supreme Court will hear case of praying football coach

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the coach of a high school football coach who lost his job after defying the school district’s orders to stop praying with students at the 50-yard line after games.

3 key steps to take to prep for the rise in antitrust investigations

From technology behemoths buying up dynamic startups to market-leading utility companies joining forces, there is a clear trend of market consolidation in the U.S. In the quest to curb the monopolization of industries, President Joe Biden signed an executive order in July promoting competition in the economy—which signals an upcoming increase in antitrust investigations for the legal industry.

Roberts, Kavanaugh votes key as SCOTUS upholds vaccine mandate for health workers but not for others

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave the Biden administration one loss and one win in its bid to impose vaccine requirements on health care workers and employees at larger companies.

Former jail guard convicted of sexual assault can rejoin military or go to jail, judge says

A Kentucky judge on Friday told a former jail guard convicted of sexually assaulting an inmate that he could rejoin the military or report to jail.

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