3298 ABA Journal Legislation & Lobbying articles.
Nov 15, 2022 9:43 AM CST
When California legislators in 1878 enacted a statute to name the state’s first public law school after a wealthy landowner and state supreme court chief justice, did they consider whether subsequent laws could change the agreement?
Oct 13, 2022 12:06 PM CDT
Oct 12, 2022 10:08 AM CDT
New York Attorney General Letitia James has said she will appeal a ruling partially blocking New York’s concealed-carry restrictions, including the law’s designation of Times Square as a sensitive location where guns are banned.
Oct 7, 2022 10:19 AM CDT
Standing in front of a judge, tears in his eyes, Rogel Aguilera-Mederos wanted to say something before being sentenced for killing four people and injuring six others after he lost control of his runaway truck on a Colorado highway. At 26 years old, he was facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison.
Oct 1, 2022 3:00 AM CDT
Forced arbitration has long been a controversial practice in the United States. At least one component of forced arbitration, however, has now ended.
Oct 1, 2022 12:50 AM CDT
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“We are setting policy on which the ABA can build to assure that ordinary acts of daily life are not criminalized,” former ABA president Laurel Bellows said. “This is criminalizing talking to your friend about her options. This is criminalizing and delaying very important medical response when a woman has suffered a miscarriage or is in a threat of harm or life because the people who would need to touch her at that moment don’t need to be worried about whether they, in fact, will be subjected to criminal charges.”
Oct 1, 2022 12:10 AM CDT
ABA president calls on Senate to support Respect for Marriage Act
ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is calling on members of the U.S. Senate to vote for the Respect for Marriage…
Sep 16, 2022 3:03 PM CDT
A woman who was asleep at the wheel of her parked, running car can’t be charged with driving while under a suspension, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
Sep 15, 2022 12:26 PM CDT
New York is considering scaling back a question that requires would-be lawyers to disclose their complete criminal records for a character and fitness review.
The New York Administrative Board of…
Sep 7, 2022 1:30 PM CDT
Aug 30, 2022 8:46 AM CDT
A federal judge has blocked provisions in a Florida law that forbid promoting concepts based on race, color, sex or national origin in workplace training and educational materials.
Aug 19, 2022 11:12 AM CDT
The ABA has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act, writing in an amicus brief filed Thursday that Congress enacted the statute “under valid constitutional authority and on the basis of an extensive body of evidence and law.”
Aug 19, 2022 9:28 AM CDT
One resolution urges lawmakers to prevent gun purchases from moving forward by default after three business days even if the check is incomplete. The second calls for more to be done to prevent violent dating partners and stalkers from buying or owning firearms.
Aug 9, 2022 3:53 PM CDT