55 ABA Journal Local Government articles.
A district attorney in Paulding County, Georgia, has been charged with bribery for allegedly dropping charges against the client of a prosecutor in a neighboring county in the hopes of influencing the prosecutor’s decision in a pending case.
Feb 18, 2021 9:55 AM CST
A lawyer in Gainesville, Florida, was arrested Thursday when he refused to put his face mask back on while addressing the city commission.
Feb 8, 2021 11:01 AM CST
A Pennsylvania district attorney has been charged with sexual assault and indecent assault in connection with alleged coerced sex acts with five women who were his clients when he was in private practice.
Feb 4, 2021 9:51 AM CST
Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprayed a lawyer who confronted him in a restaurant parking lot Sunday about COVID-19 risks, according to police.
Jan 27, 2021 12:05 PM CST
Biden lifts transgender military ban
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday that lifts the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military. “What I’m doing is enabling…
Jan 25, 2021 4:27 PM CST
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked two ordinances on First Amendment grounds in Florida that ban licensed therapists from providing “conversion therapy” to minors.
Nov 23, 2020 1:17 PM CST
When contracting with the city of Philadelphia to provide foster care services, Catholic Social Services must adhere to the government’s nondiscrimination policies, the ABA told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.
Aug 21, 2020 3:00 PM CDT
Despite legislative achievements, it wasn’t long until end runs were made around voter protection laws, and those efforts are alive and well, election law attorneys and voting rights advocates say.
Aug 1, 2020 2:00 AM CDT
Husband and wife lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey were each charged with unlawful use of a weapon Monday for waving guns at protesters outside their St. Louis home last month. The Missouri governor and attorney general opposed the charges.
Jul 21, 2020 11:48 AM CDT
Trump’s former personal lawyer returns to jail after refusing home confinement terms
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was returned to jail Thursday after refusing to sign a…
Jul 10, 2020 4:56 PM CDT
A Texas man who was shown on video in an altercation with a county judge and a hardware store employee over an order to wear a face mask saw his felony charge of assault on a public servant reduced Thursday.
Jun 26, 2020 2:40 PM CDT
The union that represents New Jersey state troopers is suing New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to stop his plan to publicly release the names of troopers who have been disciplined.
Jun 26, 2020 12:50 PM CDT
A county official violated his own extension of a stay-at-home order by attending his grandson’s birthday party, attired in borrowed firefighter gear, according to a complaint filed by a lawyer alleging personal use of taxpayer-owned equipment.
Apr 14, 2020 12:14 PM CDT
“It’s very important that as women, we have leadership roles in the law. … If we’re not participating, if we’re not in leadership roles, our voices aren’t being heard, and our experiences aren’t being taken into consideration,” says Rebecca Dallet, who spent nearly 11 years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County in Wisconsin.
Apr 1, 2020 3:30 AM CDT
An attorney at a Manhattan trusts and estates law firm has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.
Mar 4, 2020 10:23 AM CST
Read more ...