Rule of Law
23 ABA Journal Rule of Law articles.
For the first time, the United States fell out of the top 20 countries for adherence to the rule of law in an index compiled by the World Justice Project.
Mar 12, 2020 11:39 AM CDT
The legal industry is principally focused on technology, new models, competition, reregulation and the sustainability of the traditional partnership model—issues that impact stakeholder livelihoods and career trajectories. Defending the rule of law is a less concrete but seminal challenge the industry must focus on in 2020 and beyond.
Feb 20, 2020 9:57 AM CST
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez reminded the House of Delegates at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday that Americans of all different backgrounds are paying more attention to issues of justice.
Feb 17, 2020 1:28 PM CST
In a rare move, the New York City Bar Association has asked Congress to investigate U.S. Attorney General William Barr for recent conduct that “threatens public confidence in the fair and impartial administration of justice.”
Jan 10, 2020 10:02 AM CST
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. praised failed Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland for his volunteer work last Tuesday in his 2019 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary.
Jan 6, 2020 11:12 AM CST
More than 7,100 miles away from the Torrance Courthouse in the Superior Court of California where I am the supervising judge, I found myself in a conference room in Tbilisi,…
Dec 19, 2019 4:02 PM CST
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that urges the justices to reverse an appellate decision upholding a Louisiana law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Dec 2, 2019 4:33 PM CST
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Monday
that former White House counsel Don McGahn must appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify in an investigation into how Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice.
Nov 26, 2019 10:47 AM CST
When countries lack the capacity to stop violence and corruption, and their legal and law enforcement systems lack the ability to hold perpetrators responsible, their people often have no other choice but to seek protection elsewhere.
Nov 1, 2019 4:10 AM CDT
Bar associations have a special responsibility to ensure that the public understands the judiciary’s role and holds the judiciary accountable to the highest standards of fairness and impartiality.
Nov 1, 2019 3:50 AM CDT
It was never one of former FBI Director James Comey’s career goals to be an “unemployed B-list celebrity,” he said, addressing a crowd at the University of Chicago Law School on Tuesday. During a lecture he gave on leadership roles, he said it became his mission to communicate what being an ethical leader means after President Donald Trump fired him in May 2017.
Oct 31, 2019 12:40 PM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been awarded a $1 million prize for her work pioneering gender equality and strengthening the rule of law.
Oct 23, 2019 1:43 PM CDT
Seventeen former Watergate special prosecutors have made a case for three articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in an op-ed
for the Washington Post.
Oct 11, 2019 10:09 AM CDT
The promise of greater connection and community in the digital age has been defended by human rights activists around the world. Unfortunately, social media platforms are now a primary tool for coordinated, state-aligned actors to harass, threaten and undermine advocates.
Oct 3, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
In early 2017, after two years as deputy director of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative’s Beijing, China, office and four years managing ROLI’s programs in China, I relocated to…
Sep 5, 2019 4:41 PM CDT
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