3097 ABA Journal Legislation & Lobbying articles.
Feb 17, 2020 2:48 PM CST
Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti is convicted
Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, was convicted Friday for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike.…
Feb 14, 2020 4:17 PM CST
Feb 12, 2020 3:54 PM CST
Attorney disputes his University of Michigan Law School gift
Lance J. Johnson, a Minnesota lawyer who had donated $150,000 to the University of Michigan Law School and had planned to…
Feb 12, 2020 3:17 PM CST
Staffers of travel the country unearthing, cleaning and publishing county-level criminal justice data in what they hope will be each of America’s 3,141 boroughs, counties, independent cities, parishes and the District of Columbia.
Feb 1, 2020 2:30 AM CST
In recent years, Hawaii, Nebraska and Nevada introduced laws to help trafficking survivors clear their records and overcome obstacles to employment, housing and education. Other states, including Connecticut, Kansas, New Jersey and New York, are moving forward with more proposed legislation.
Feb 1, 2020 1:05 AM CST
States are implementing or updating their own laws to better protect and support survivors. While criminal protections may permit survivors to seal, vacate or expunge records or provide them with immunity, civil remedies can help them restore lost income and pay off significant debts.
Feb 1, 2020 1:04 AM CST
U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have assured advocates that additional reforms are on the way, but they have held off to first focus on oversight of FSA implementation.
Feb 1, 2020 12:20 AM CST
Jan 29, 2020 10:20 AM CST
GAO report concludes White House violated law by withholding Ukraine aid
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has concluded the White House broke the law when it withheld funds for security…
Jan 16, 2020 4:32 PM CST
Jan 8, 2020 2:24 PM CST
The Governmental Affairs Office spent the last year working with ABA leadership, entities and grassroots advocates to advance the ABA’s position on policy issues affecting the rule of law and the legal profession. The hard work has paid off.
Dec 23, 2019 1:00 PM CST
Former Long Island DA is convicted of obstruction
Former Suffolk County, New York, District Attorney Thomas Spota was convicted of obstruction of justice Tuesday for conspiring to cover up…
Dec 18, 2019 5:00 PM CST
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has halted the Department of Justice’s plans to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday. She ruled on behalf of four federal death-row inmates.
Nov 21, 2019 12:15 PM CST
The FBI’s report on hate crimes, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights noted, still depends on the voluntary submission of data from local police agencies, a process that has regularly produced what almost everyone agrees is a vast undercount.
Nov 15, 2019 6:30 AM CST