824 ABA Journal Massachusetts articles.
Prosecutors said last week they won’t retry a woman convicted of setting a deadly fire after a judge vacated her conviction partly because of racist emails by prosecutors.
Oct 5, 2020 1:18 PM CDT
Ginsburg participated in SCOTUS cases through at least Sept. 11
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remained busy in the weeks before her death Sept. 18. She reportedly spent…
Sep 28, 2020 4:28 PM CDT
A federal appeals court on Tuesday vacated a federal judge’s preliminary injunction that blocked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from making civil arrests of people in the country illegally at state courthouses in Massachusetts.
Sep 2, 2020 11:37 AM CDT
A hearing officer is recommending removal or retirement for a Massachusetts judge accused of groping
a court employee at a bar after a judicial education conference.
Aug 20, 2020 2:42 PM CDT
New York has announced reciprocity agreements with some jurisdictions also offering the October online bar exam, which will use National Conference of Bar Examiners testing materials.
Aug 19, 2020 9:56 AM CDT
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has taken a stand against the word “grandfathering” in a footnote highlighting its racist origins.
Aug 4, 2020 10:07 AM CDT
Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…
Jul 31, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
Some states with the highest amount of lawyers per capita also have rural areas with few, if any, attorneys, according to the 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession
Jul 28, 2020 9:08 AM CDT
Most judges say systemic racism exists in criminal justice system
Sixty-five percent of 634 judges responding to a survey said they think systemic racism exists in the criminal justice system.…
Jul 23, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
In light of public health concerns, Illinois and New York have joined the growing list of states that canceled in-person bar exams, with plans for an October remote test offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Jul 23, 2020 12:02 PM CDT
Some BigLaw firms will earn big bucks in retail bankruptcies
Several large law firms will likely earn millions of dollars representing retailers such as Neiman Marcus, J. Crew and J.C.…
Jul 7, 2020 4:27 PM CDT
Massachusetts and Florida announced Wednesday that they will administer remote bar exams because of COVID-19 concerns.
Jul 1, 2020 10:49 AM CDT
Six former eBay employees are facing federal charges for an alleged harassment campaign against a suburban Boston couple who blogged about the company in their online e-commerce newsletter.
Jun 16, 2020 11:29 AM CDT
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests at courthouses in New York are illegal.
Jun 11, 2020 10:13 AM CDT
Harvard Law School will be online for the fall 2020 term because of concerns that testing and monitoring of the novel coronavirus will not be fully available by that point.
Jun 4, 2020 11:20 AM CDT
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