2091 ABA Journal Public Interest articles.
Law school wait-lists students who finished late in deposit race
The University of Notre Dame’s law school is facing criticism for putting pressure on would-be law students to make their…
Apr 9, 2021 4:26 PM CDT
A former death row inmate in Florida told reporters Thursday that he thanked God and his legal team for his release from prison.
Apr 9, 2021 12:43 PM CDT
A case challenging a federal law giving Indian tribes preference in Native American adoptions could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court issued a fractured, 325-page en banc opinion Tuesday.
Apr 8, 2021 12:32 PM CDT
Individuals and companies reach out to me regularly regarding their new law-related TV projects. Recently, I received an email regarding the new PBS documentary The Blinding of Isaac Woodard
, which first aired March 30. I was sent a link to a press preview that gave access to the production prior to its release.
Apr 8, 2021 9:06 AM CDT
90 convictions could be vacated after detective is charged
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in New York says his office has lost confidence in 27 felony and 63 misdemeanor convictions…
Apr 7, 2021 4:35 PM CDT
A federal trial court must hold a hearing to examine potential jury bias after one woman said jurors considered the Black plaintiff to be "a crackhead" and referred to his lawyers as the "Cosby Show," a federal appeals court has ruled.
Apr 7, 2021 2:01 PM CDT
A former disciplinary counsel in Tennessee says he was fired for the content of political tweets, rather than his conduct in the job.
Apr 7, 2021 11:31 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said Tuesday proponents of expanding or changing the structure of the U.S. Supreme Court should “think long and hard before embodying those changes in law.”
Apr 7, 2021 10:04 AM CDT
As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the amount of time that it takes to review a contract?
Apr 7, 2021 9:17 AM CDT
Judge admonished for impatience, guilt remark
A California judge has been admonished for a “display of impatience and irritation” and a remark about an acquitted defendant’s guilt. Judge Patrick E.…
Apr 6, 2021 4:14 PM CDT
A woman who was persecuted by domestic abusers because of a feminist political opinion is eligible for asylum in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Apr 6, 2021 2:47 PM CDT
Mallika Kaur, a lawyer and writer, recently spoke with Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, who draws on decades of practice from both sides of the bench. Their discussion about systemic discriminations is particularly timely in light of recent violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Apr 6, 2021 9:37 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has supported religion in 81.3% of the religious cases under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a big jump from prior years.
Apr 6, 2021 9:33 AM CDT
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has overturned a 2003 decision
that had defined adultery as voluntary intercourse between members of the opposite sex.
Apr 5, 2021 3:42 PM CDT
SCOTUSblog releases final 4 justices
SCOTUSblog readers have narrowed down the list of justices in the running for the greatest U.S. Supreme Court justice of all time. The March Madness-style…
Apr 5, 2021 2:54 PM CDT
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