1043 ABA Journal Legal History articles.
Sep 11, 2019 4:00 PM CDT
Terrence Franklin, a partner in the Los Angeles trusts and estates litigation firm Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise, set out on a journey of discovery and on a path to pursue justice. He discovered documents that revealed his family’s history.
Sep 1, 2019 2:20 AM CDT
Dale Minami—known as one of the lawyers who helped overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, the Japanese American man whose name is on a notorious and widely repudiated U.S. Supreme Court case—has been awarded the ABA Medal, the association’s highest honor.
Sep 1, 2019 12:40 AM CDT
John Andre, a British army major during the American Revolution, was held in esteem as an officer and a gentleman, though he would be sentenced to death—with great regret—as a spy.
Sep 1, 2019 12:10 AM CDT
The legal profession is a noble one. But is that the impression that the public has of attorneys? Lawyer Marcel Strigberger shares his thoughts on why the profession is generally viewed unsympathetically.
Jul 25, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Respect for precedent and judicial economy were just two of the ideals that epitomized Stevens’ nearly 35-year tenure on the Supreme Court, from his nomination by President Gerald R. Ford in 1975 until his retirement in 2010, under President Barack Obama.
Stevens also embodied personal and judicial modesty, pragmatism, intellectual rigor and independence.
Jul 18, 2019 2:12 PM CDT
Jul 16, 2019 8:09 PM CDT
Justice Clarence Thomas is known for rarely speaking during oral arguments. But a chatty and jovial Thomas appeared in the courtroom last month in an interview before members of…
Jul 3, 2019 9:56 AM CDT
After Clarence Thomas’ nearly 30 years on the court, his critics and supporters are still debating who Thomas is. But at a June conversation in the courtroom before the historical society, Thomas mostly seemed at peace with himself and his role on the court.
Jul 1, 2019 2:05 AM CDT
As an opponent of capital punishment, Thomas Edison had no interest in pursuing capital electrocution. Still, Edison found a way to benefit.
Jul 1, 2019 1:00 AM CDT
Some songs or albums move the law. A band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent, either enshrined in law or otherwise binding future generations.
Jul 1, 2019 12:05 AM CDT
What did the Declaration of Independence do? Nonresidents who want to become U.S. citizens are expected to know. When the ABA recently posed the same question to a sample of…
Jun 27, 2019 12:00 PM CDT
Parsing 6.7 million federal and state cases and 12 billion words, a new tool allows the public to explore the use of language over 360 years of caselaw.
Jun 20, 2019 11:57 AM CDT
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. was certainly a radical—but one of his own peculiar brand. Neither anarchist nor Bolshevik, Garvey was drawn to Booker T. Washington’s self-reliance philosophy, which he sought to merge with Pan-Africanism and the “Back to Africa” movement.
Jun 1, 2019 12:10 AM CDT
Please, Continue (Hamlet), a play starring actual trial judges, public defenders and prosecutors in the roles of the court officials, was performed April 25-28 in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s been showcased hundreds of times in countries around the world “with wildly varying verdicts, drawing attention to the theatrical nature of justice systems,” according to the MCA’s website.
May 28, 2019 6:30 AM CDT