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Obituaries

466 ABA Journal Obituaries articles.

A lawyer’s primer on loss: Grieving the death of a parent

“We are on borrowed time now.” That is what the manager at the assisted living facility where my father has lived for nearly four years gently tells me. A few weeks earlier, during a phone consult with my younger brother and me, my father’s physician introduces the word "hospice" into the conversation.

Afternoon Briefs: Hate speech mustn’t be normalized, ABA president says; Title IX protects gay and transgender students

ABA president: Hate speech legitimizes intolerance

ABA President Patricia Lee Refo said Tuesday the association is “deeply troubled” by recent hate speech directed at Jewish, LGBTQ, Asian American and Muslim…

Afternoon Briefs: Toobin returns to CNN after Zoom exposure; DOJ inspector general will review leak subpoenas

Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN after Zoom incident

Journalist and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has returned to CNN eight months after he masturbated during a break in a Zoom…

Disbarred lawyer F. Lee Bailey, who took on the ‘demons of society,’ dies at 87

Disbarred lawyer F. Lee Bailey died Thursday at age 87. Bailey’s son, Bendrix Bailey, confirmed the death but did not give a cause. Bailey was known for his defense work for former football running back O.J. Simpson.

Former ABA President L. Stanley Chauvin, known for his sense of humor, dies at 86

Former ABA President L. Stanley Chauvin Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, died May 12 at age 86.

Former New Jersey judge who aimed to increase diversity on the bench dies at 75

A former New Jersey judge who helped create an organization to address the needs of Black students, graduates and practicing attorneys after the Newark, New Jersey, riots in the late 1960s has died.

Afternoon Briefs: Transgender patients protected; gender gap persists in SCOTUS arguments

Transgender patients protected in HHS interpretation

The Biden administration will protect transgender patients from discrimination in health care, reversing a decision by the Trump administration, according to an announcement…

Afternoon Briefs: Supreme Court rules for religion; Ramsey Clark dies at 93

SCOTUS blocks restrictions on religious meetings at homes during pandemic

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked California’s restrictions on religious meetings at homes during the COVID-19 crisis in a 5-4 vote…

Federal judge killed in hit-and-run incident; police say driver was disoriented, aggressive

U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein of the Eastern District of New York was struck and killed in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday when a car drove onto the sidewalk where Feuerstein was walking.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer gives frank reply to Justice Barrett; new site has law school scholarship information

GOP lawyer gives candid answer to Justice Barrett

A lawyer for the Arizona Republican Party gave a frank answer in oral arguments Tuesday when Justice Amy Coney Barrett asked…

Woman who met lawyer on social media is accused in his killing; one other suspect is also charged

Police have arrested two people in the killing of a lawyer in his home above his law office in Laurel, Maryland. One of them is a woman he met on social media and invited into his home, police say.

Police investigate homicide of lawyer, a ‘statutory wizard’ who lived above his law office

Police in Laurel, Maryland, are investigating the homicide of a lawyer who was said to be so devoted to his work that he lived in an apartment above his law office on Main Street.

Stanford law prof remembered as leading legal ethics scholar and advocate for access to justice

Deborah L. Rhode, a leading legal ethics scholar and strong advocate for enhanced access to justice, died last week.

Harvard 2L is remembered with acts of kindness by more than a thousand people

More than a thousand people have recorded their acts of kindness to honor a second-year Harvard Law School student who lost his battle with depression on New Year’s Eve.

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS will consider cheerleader’s First Amendment case; former AG dies at 88

Supreme Court asked to weigh in on student’s discipline over social media

At its first private conference after the holiday break, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this week whether…

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