1875 ABA Journal Real Estate & Property Law articles.
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…
Apr 12, 2021 4:10 PM CDT
Apr 7, 2021 3:21 PM CDT
Across the country, Americans are being hit with hefty fines and fees for petty violations, advocates for reform say, igniting a movement pressing for change. “Code enforcement exists to promote public health and safety, but the way we’re seeing it happen across the country right now is to make money,” Institute for Justice attorney Kirby Thomas West says.
Apr 1, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
Only Arkansas permits criminal consequences for nonpayment of rent—and it has enforced the law during the pandemic. Now, after ProPublica investigated the practice, some legislators want to revoke the statute.
Mar 29, 2021 9:50 AM 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
Judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium
U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of Tyler, Texas, has struck down a moratorium on most residential evictions by the U.S. Centers for…
Feb 26, 2021 3:10 PM CST
Feb 25, 2021 9:24 AM CST
Ex-adoption lawyer sentenced for stealing fees
Disbarred adoption lawyer Steven Dubin of Holland, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for pocketing retainer fees from client who thought…
Feb 11, 2021 4:39 PM CST
Heirs’ property is considered a vestige of the Jim Crow South, where unsophisticated property owners without the means or ability to hire a lawyer—or with a justifiable distrust of the courts—divvied up their assets informally, creating “interests” for descendants.
Feb 1, 2021 3:30 AM CST
As COVID-19 spread through New York City and shuttered its courthouses in March 2020, Sateesh Nori realized JustFix.nyc could do even more to empower tenants to exercise their rights during the pandemic.
Feb 1, 2021 12:50 AM CST
For nearly 12 years, Steenhuis worked as a senior housing attorney, systems administrator and developer at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he also built Massachusetts Defense for Eviction, which helps pro se tenants defend themselves.
Feb 1, 2021 12:00 AM CST
Dec 23, 2020 10:10 AM CST
For attorneys who want to do more pro bono in 2021, here are five ways to get involved.
Dec 21, 2020 1:52 PM CST
One more month of student loan forbearance announced by Education Department
Student loan forbearance has been extended through Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. The offering started…
Dec 7, 2020 4:37 PM CST
Dec 2, 2020 12:00 PM CST