633 ABA Journal Public Defenders articles.
Jul 27, 2021 11:24 AM CDT
Jul 22, 2021 10:28 AM CDT
President Joe Biden’s latest round of judicial picks includes a voting rights lawyer nominated to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York. Biden announced five judicial nominations Tuesday, which brings his total nominees to 24.
Jun 16, 2021 12:12 PM CDT
Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.
Jun 16, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
The Arkansas Supreme Court has suspended a judge and ordered him to hire a counselor or a life coach for rude and intimidating treatment of public defenders in the courtroom. Judge Barry Sims, a circuit judge in Arkansas, will be suspended for 30 days.
Jun 8, 2021 12:54 PM CDT
Judge rejects $2B settlement in Roundup litigation
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California has rejected a proposed $2 billion settlement of future claims in litigation…
May 27, 2021 3:25 PM CDT
Trump-boosting fake lawyer sentenced to prison
A Tennessee man who founded Students for Trump has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for posing as an elite lawyer and taking…
May 13, 2021 4:19 PM CDT
3 men face federal hate crimes charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death
Three Georgia men facing state charges of murder in the 2020 death of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery have…
Apr 29, 2021 4:17 PM CDT
ACLU seeks dismissal of lawyer’s libel suit
The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a lawyer’s libel lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union may go to trial.…
Mar 17, 2021 4:03 PM CDT
Lawyer refers election lawyer for discipline
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia has referred a Minneapolis lawyer to a court grievance committee for possible discipline after…
Feb 23, 2021 4:39 PM CST
Feb 23, 2021 11:28 AM CST
Lawyer Beth Bourdon is willing to go places where other attorneys may be hesitant, including this summer when she joined Parler—to see how long she could post potentially offensive materials without getting kicked off the conservative social media site.
Feb 22, 2021 8:33 AM CST
Feb 12, 2021 1:39 PM CST
Throughout the year, the ABA Journal profiles exceptional ABA members in its Members Who Inspire series. In 2020, we featured attorneys from across the country whose important and influential work includes using visual storytelling for legal advocacy, bringing attention to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women, and combating racial injustice and inequity.
Dec 21, 2020 12:58 PM CST
As a public defender in the Bronx, New York, for almost a decade, Adeola Ogunkeyede saw firsthand how patterns of institutional racism and systemic inequality impacted her clients even before they entered the criminal justice system. This spring, she moved to the Lone Star State to establish the first-ever public defender’s office serving Travis County, which includes Austin, the state capital. Travis County had been the largest jurisdiction in the country without a PD’s office.
Dec 1, 2020 2:10 AM CST