1078 ABA Journal Legal History articles.
Oct 24, 2019 10:36 AM CDT
Former city council member sentenced for killing his tax attorney
An 84-year-old former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Thursday for killing…
Oct 4, 2019 3:22 PM CDT
A review of the latest biography on Oliver Wendell Holmes suggests the late justice’s legacies of respect for democracy and his evolving defense of the First Amendment “are in…
Oct 4, 2019 10:01 AM CDT
Stephen King’s novella premiered as an adapted motion picture that earned seven Oscar nominations. The depictions of the adjustment challenges of reentry have been referenced in several professional journals on incarceration. But what of the significance?
Sep 26, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Sep 25, 2019 6:00 PM CDT
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