1135 ABA Journal Legal History articles.
This month’s Asked and Answered podcast looks at how work environments have changed for female law school faculty.
Oct 25, 2021 9:04 AM CDT
A tiny typographical error in a 1928 U.S. Supreme Court opinion had a big impact after it was picked up in subsequent opinions and used to bolster arguments for property rights, a law professor has found.
Oct 19, 2021 1:18 PM CDT
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday that calls the U.S. House of Representative's Jan. 6 committee’s request for records in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot “a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition.”
Oct 19, 2021 12:25 PM CDT
Much has been said about police officers and departments who violate civil rights or enforce the law in discriminatory ways. But not as much attention has been paid to the ways in which the U.S. Supreme Court has enabled police excesses and insulated police from civil or criminal responsibility, says Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and author of the new book Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights
Oct 13, 2021 8:56 AM CDT
Former President Donald Trump is asserting executive privilege to fight a request for presidential records sought by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot
. Can he do that after his presidential term ends?
Oct 12, 2021 12:28 PM CDT
By the time he reached his third stretch in prison, Carlo “Charlie” Ponzi was an American celebrity. In a single remarkable year, 1920, the smooth-talking Italian immigrant made money as fast as anyone, ever. In a matter of months, he took in more than $15 million ($200 million today); but by year’s end he had also been arrested, indicted and convicted for a scheme that came to bear his name.
Oct 1, 2021 12:10 AM CDT
This month’s Asked and Answered podcast is looking at how advocacy has changed in the country’s highest court. It’s part of a special series on how lawyers’ work has changed over the years.
Sep 27, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Lawyers and legal professionals are divided on whether to retain the term “white shoe” to describe the most prestigious law firms.
Sep 23, 2021 12:29 PM CDT
The National Football League just kicked off its new season. The opening week’s games were played against a backdrop of widespread legalized sports wagering. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the activity, which is permissible in 32 states and the District of Columbia, is poised to generate revenue of about $4 billion in the U.S. this year.
Sep 14, 2021 3:03 PM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice is relying on an 1894 U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving American Railway Union leader Eugene Debs in its lawsuit seeking to block a restrictive Texas abortion law.
Sep 14, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
Britney Spears' legal battle
over the conservatorship that put her under the control of her father brought international attention to the conservatorship system. But many other rich and famous people have—appropriately or not—also found themselves in the grips of a system that is much more easy to enter than to leave.
Sep 8, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
When the U.S. Supreme Court releases a decision, the parties and their lawyers scan the opinions to determine whether they won or lost. Meanwhile, those who filed amicus curiae, or friend of the court, briefs in the case also want to know the outcome. But first, they are eager to find the answer to a different question: Did one of the justices cite my brief?
Aug 26, 2021 11:49 AM CDT
Many of the briefs seeking to overturn the constitutional right to abortion established in Roe v. Wade
are citing early misgivings about the decision by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Aug 10, 2021 8:59 AM CDT
Former President Barack Obama made a surprise virtual appearance at the ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting on Friday evening to honor Thurgood Marshall Award winner Clarence B. Jones, a civil rights leader and member of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legal team.
Aug 9, 2021 11:49 AM CDT
During its original broadcast run from 1990 until 2010, Law & Order became a cultural phenomenon. With an emphasis on procedure as the primary plot device and less reliance on exploring characters’ personal lives or relationships, the success of the show spawned numerous similar shows and spin-offs while inspiring countless fans to go to law school or pursue careers in law enforcement.
Aug 1, 2021 3:00 AM CDT
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