2506 ABA Journal Public Interest articles.
In two summary reversals Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for police officers who kneed a suspect with a knife and fatally shot another man wielding a hammer.
Oct 18, 2021 10:44 AM CDT
A presidential commission studying proposals to change the U.S. Supreme Court is divided on the wisdom of expanding the number of justices and the ability of Congress to impose term limits by statute.
Oct 15, 2021 11:39 AM CDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has once again kept Texas’ restrictive abortion law in effect—this time with a preliminary injunction pending an appeal.
Oct 15, 2021 9:49 AM CDT
A federal judge found Washington, D.C., jail officials in civil contempt Wednesday for failing to promptly forward medical records of a U.S. Capitol riot defendant with a broken hand to federal officials who would approve surgery.
Oct 14, 2021 1:03 PM CDT
The estate of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit alleging that a biotechnology company is profiting from the unauthorized use of living tissue taken from the Black woman without her consent or knowledge in a 1951 operation for her cervical cancer.
Oct 14, 2021 12:13 PM CDT
A Michigan township’s ordinance requiring property owners to replace trees that they remove from their property or pay into a tree fund was an unconstitutional condition on their rights under the takings clause, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Oct 14, 2021 11:02 AM CDT
“A lot of people frequent the hotline, so you build a relationship with these callers who are really trying their best to understand the process,” says Emma Yznaga, who was an intern with the ABA Commission on Immigration’s Detention and Legal Orientation Program Information Line for four months.
Oct 13, 2021 4:08 PM CDT
A tough-talking juvenile court judge in Rutherford County, Tennessee, established a policy requiring arrested elementary schoolchildren to be taken to the juvenile detention center for screening before charges were filed—even if the charges were minor.
Oct 13, 2021 1:36 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the view
of the U.S. solicitor general in a case in which a federal appeals court reduced punitive damages below a statutory cap.
Oct 13, 2021 11:37 AM CDT
Much has been said about police officers and departments who violate civil rights or enforce the law in discriminatory ways. But not as much attention has been paid to the ways in which the U.S. Supreme Court has enabled police excesses and insulated police from civil or criminal responsibility, says Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and author of the new book Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights
Oct 13, 2021 8:56 AM CDT
Former President Donald Trump is asserting executive privilege to fight a request for presidential records sought by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot
. Can he do that after his presidential term ends?
Oct 12, 2021 12:28 PM CDT
Transgender lawyer Sheryl Ring has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration that attorney ethics rules in Illinois do not allow discrimination based on gender identity.
Oct 11, 2021 12:50 PM CDT
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily revived Texas’ restrictive abortion law, raising the possibility that abortion providers could be sued for any procedures performed in a two-day window when the law was blocked.
Oct 11, 2021 9:25 AM CDT
The president and CEO of a conservative Christian legal group played a behind-the-scenes role in a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a bid to overturn…
Oct 8, 2021 2:45 PM CDT
Sixteen student athletes at Western Michigan University who were denied a religious exemption from a vaccine mandate will likely succeed in their lawsuit, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Oct 8, 2021 10:15 AM CDT
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