ABA Journal

Legal History

1199 ABA Journal Legal History articles.

Balancing Act

Her Constitutional Tests and Strategic Concurrences Helped Make Sandra Day O’Connor a Force From the Center

Happy Ending

Civil Rights Pioneer George Leighton Is Named to Receive ABA Medal

Ascendant Stevens

O’Connor’s Retirement Wasn’t the Only Surprise, as the Senior Justice Held Sway

Lawyers Must Defend Judges, Juries

Lately, Judicial Independence Is Validated by Rulings but Questioned by Individuals

Gideon’s Promise

Committee Report Examines State of Indigent Defense in Retrospect of Landmark Case

Mr. President, Esq.

For Better or Worse, Most U.S. Chief Executives Have Been Lawyers, Says a New Book

A Coin for the Court

Congress Authorizes Commemorative Coin Honoring Chief Justice John Marshall

History Lesson

Uncovering a Firm’s Past Doesn’t Have to Be Done by the Book

The Court Comes Together

A New Chief Justice Led a Fractious Supreme Court to Unanimity in Overturning Segregation

Making Brown Real

A North Carolina Family Fought Threats and Intimidation After Suing to Integrate Schools

Are Schools Returning to the 1950s?

A Harvard Study Shows Mixed Results in Integration, With Many Public Schools Becoming More Polarized

The Blessings of Brown

The Revolutionary 1954 Supreme Court Decision Still Resounds Today

Brown at 50

A quarter century ago, while attending a 25th anniversary celebration of Brown v. Board of Edu­cation, Constance Baker Motley was met at an Ala­bama air­port by a college student who…