Legislation & Lobbying
3234 ABA Journal Legislation & Lobbying articles.
Congress didn’t give amnesty to future insurrectionists who are barred from office under the Constitution’s disqualification clause, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
May 25, 2022 11:08 AM CDT
The U.S. House of Representatives reversed course last week and voted to rename a federal courthouse in Tallahassee, Florida, after the first Black judge on the Florida Supreme Court.
May 25, 2022 8:58 AM CDT
A federal appeals court ruled last week that the 2018 law removing most restrictions on hemp legalized the ingredient delta-8 THC, which has psychoactive and intoxicating effects similar to the marijuana ingredient delta-9 THC.
May 24, 2022 9:48 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona habeas defendants who claim that their trial and postconviction counsel were ineffective can’t introduce evidence outside the state-court record to prove that their first lawyer botched the case.
May 23, 2022 12:16 PM CDT
State abortion restrictions that could take effect if Roe v. Wade
is overturned call for a variety of punishments for doctors, including a sentence of up to life in prison in one state.
May 23, 2022 8:20 AM CDT
A bill that cleared California’s Senate Judiciary Committee last month would discourage secrecy about safety hazards discovered in litigation.
May 12, 2022 8:31 AM CDT
A new law requires the State Bar of Arizona to pay legal fees of lawyers targeted for legal discipline who prevail in their ethics cases.
May 10, 2022 9:13 AM CDT
The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the state law guaranteeing a right to abortion before viability.
The court ruled the plaintiffs who challenged…
May 6, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft abortion opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade
says the 1973 decision “either ignored or misstated” the history of abortion laws.
May 5, 2022 2:04 PM CDT
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would toughen financial disclosure requirements for federal judges and make the reports available in a searchable database available to the public.
Apr 28, 2022 9:48 AM CDT
A lawyer at the National Center for Lesbian Rights says despite several legislative obstacles, many LGBTQ clients are finding support from churches, neighbors and schools.
Apr 25, 2022 8:39 AM CDT
Seeking a more favorable climate in fights over election maps, Republicans are planning to spend record amounts on state supreme court races and introducing legislation to make judicial elections more political.
Apr 15, 2022 10:04 AM CDT
A measure to name a federal courthouse after the first Black judge on the Florida Supreme Court was recently blocked in the U.S. House of Representatives after one lawmaker found a news clip on a prayer ruling.
Apr 13, 2022 10:50 AM CDT
ABA President Reginald Turner is calling on leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to support the creation of an Article I immigration court system that would be independent of the Department of Justice.
Apr 6, 2022 11:13 AM CDT
Kentucky lawmakers have approved a bill that allows lawyers to carry guns in court.
Apr 5, 2022 3:46 PM CDT
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