Legislation & Lobbying
3104 ABA Journal Legislation & Lobbying articles.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner said Monday she is investigating after husband and wife lawyers brandished a handgun and a rifle at protesters passing their home on a private street.
Jun 30, 2020 10:05 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the federal government’s new lethal injection procedure.
Jun 29, 2020 11:20 AM CDT
The Manhattan U.S. attorney, who says he was surprised by an announcement of his resignation late Friday, has been replaced by his deputy on an acting basis after a tense standoff with U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Jun 22, 2020 9:40 AM CDT
Lawmakers in several states are considering revisions to police lethal force laws following the deaths of George Floyd and others during encounters with officers
Jun 19, 2020 11:23 AM CDT
President Donald Trump said Monday he would use the military to stop violent protests in states where governors refuse to take actions needed to protect lives and property.
Jun 2, 2020 9:35 AM CDT
Jun 1, 2020 1:40 AM CDT
About 21% of Americans now live in a state that allows medical aid in dying. Although these states allow medical aid in dying, the state laws have specific restrictions about when and how a patient can take the prescription. Advocates are pushing to ease criteria, so that more patients have access and more providers can offer support.
May 21, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Critics are calling for the repeal of citizens arrest laws that allow people to take the law into their own hands, causing dangerous situations and sometimes leading to assaults and killings.
May 15, 2020 3:59 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court could split in its decisions in President Donald Trump’s fight against subpoenas for his tax and financial records, remote oral arguments indicated Tuesday.
May 13, 2020 11:08 AM CDT
COVID-19 reportedly surfaced in Wuhan, China, last December. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the virus to be a global pandemic, and two days after…
May 13, 2020 7:00 AM CDT
“The coronavirus is exposing the dangers of being a gig worker—you have no benefits, no health care, and no one to one to speak for you,” says lawyer Michael P. Maslanka, a labor and employment law expert in Texas. “I think this crisis is so severe that it will change the mindsets of the people, and when the mindsets of the people change, laws change.”
May 12, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the political corruption convictions of two former New Jersey officials involved in a scheme to close down the George Washington Bridge for political punishment.
May 7, 2020 12:51 PM CDT
6th Circuit refuses to delay inmate transfer
On Monday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati refused to delay the transfer of more than 800 medically vulnerable inmates…
May 5, 2020 4:05 PM CDT
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that a federal aid bill for state and local governments should make the money contingent on states providing liability protection to businesses and hospitals providing services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 29, 2020 10:26 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide a closely watched case that could have been used to extend the right to have a gun to outside the home.
Apr 27, 2020 12:38 PM CDT
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