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All full-time ABA employees are eligible for federal loan forgiveness program after litigation settles
All full-time employees of the ABA are now eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program following a settlement in the association’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education.
6-year-old is held without mother’s consent under involuntary commitment law
A Florida mother says her 6-year-old daughter is traumatized after she was held without consent at a mental health facility following a temper tantrum at her school.
Pass laws making it easier for Native Americans and those without addresses to vote, ABA House urges
Ahead of this year’s presidential election, the ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a pair of resolutions that aim to increase voter participation and minimize voter suppression at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
ABA House of Delegates passes resolution on drones; delegate calls it ‘a hot topic’
The ABA will address the growing presence of drones in American airspace by lobbying for regulations that would help prevent operators of the unmanned aircraft from trespassing on private property.
Youths 16 to 18 should be allowed to preregister to vote ahead of elections, House of Delegates says
Youths between ages 16 and 18 should be permitted to preregister to vote so they can cast ballots once they reach the legal voting age in their jurisdiction, the ABA House of Delegates said at the midyear meeting Monday in Austin, Texas.
ABA House votes in favor of ‘ghost guns’ restrictions, firearm permits and safe storage
The ABA will call for tighter controls to curb gun violence after adopting three resolutions Monday addressing gun permits, so-called ghost guns and safe storage.
ABA House of Delegates urges legislation protecting marijuana lawyers and banks
The ABA House of Delegates adopted two resolutions Monday urging federal legislation to shield lawyers and banks from criminal liability for providing services to state-legalized marijuana businesses.
Resolution on animal training for police passes; some say such measures aren’t ABA’s ‘core mission’
The importance of providing police officers with comprehensive animal encounter training was addressed in a measure approved by the ABA House of Delegates at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
‘The personal attacks on our judges and prosecutors must cease,’ says ABA president
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez reminded the House of Delegates at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday that Americans of all different backgrounds are paying more attention to issues of justice.
Afternoon Briefs: Michael Avenatti is convicted for trying to extort Nike; Alabama bill would mandate vasectomies

Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti is convicted

Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, was convicted Friday for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike.…

9 senators call for attorney general’s resignation after DOJ intervenes in Roger Stone’s sentencing
Nine U.S. senators signed a letter Friday demanding that U.S. Attorney General William Barr resign because of his intervention in the criminal case against Roger Stone, a former adviser for President Donald Trump.
Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job;’ Trump asserts ‘legal right’ to ask for action
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s tweets about the Department of Justice, pending cases and judges make it impossible for him to do his job.
Afternoon Briefs: Some of Justice Scalia’s papers are now public; House lifts ERA deadline

Some of Justice Scalia’s papers are now publicly available

The legal and academic papers of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are now available for public viewing, at…

Prosecutor reveals in interview how he helped clear Richard Jewell’s name in Olympic bombing investigation

Lawyer Randy Maniloff talks to Kent Alexander, a former U.S. attorney, who says the Richard Jewell case offers an opportunity for law enforcement and the media to step back and consider: “How fast do we need the news, when does the suspect’s name need to be outed, and what kind of effect does a rush to judgment have on an individual?”

New feature in Westlaw Edge predicts legislative outcomes
Thomson Reuters unveiled a new feature in Westlaw Edge on Wednesday that uses artificial intelligence to provide a variety of information about federal legislation, including predictions about a bill’s likelihood of passage.

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