Rule of Law
47 ABA Journal Rule of Law articles.
Since taking office, ABA President Patricia Lee Refo has maintained a schedule of events that would've once been unimaginable.
Feb 22, 2021 3:46 PM CST
Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit pledged Monday to remain independent and restore integrity to the U.S. Department of Justice if he is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general.
Feb 22, 2021 3:35 PM CST
With National Judicial Outreach Week around the corner, the Judicial Division has put out the call for active and retired judges to meet with their communities in-person or virtually to talk about the importance of the courts and upholding the rule of law.
Feb 18, 2021 3:20 PM CST
Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers maintain that he was exercising his First Amendment rights, rather than inciting a riot, when he spoke to a crowd before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Feb 2, 2021 2:35 PM CST
There is a temptation to part company with the challenges and disappointments of 2020 and move full speed ahead into 2021 without looking back. As lawyers, however, we should not…
Jan 26, 2021 3:13 PM CST
Could a 1969 case involving a Ku Klux Klan leader protect President Donald Trump from incitement charges in connection with the Jan. 6 riot
on the U.S. Capitol?
Jan 14, 2021 12:06 PM CST
Official with AG group resigns after ‘stop the steal’ robocall
Adam Piper, the executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association, has resigned after the group’s fundraising arm urged supporters…
Jan 13, 2021 4:40 PM CST
State bar will consider Giuliani ouster
The New York State Bar Association is considering whether to expel lawyer Rudy Giuliani from its voluntary membership rolls under a bylaw that…
Jan 11, 2021 4:24 PM CST
Eighteen law firms have joined Crowell & Moring in calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.
Jan 11, 2021 12:34 PM CST
The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced an article of impeachment that accuses President Donald Trump of “incitement of insurrection.”
Jan 11, 2021 11:17 AM CST
ABA President Patricia Lee Refo issued a statement Wednesday condemning “in the strongest terms” the assault on the U.S. Capitol by protesters supporting President Donald Trump.
Jan 6, 2021 3:36 PM CST
Judges seem unprepared from the defiance of Trump administration officials who appear to have repeatedly defied court orders, according to a political science professor who researches judicial decision-making.
Dec 4, 2020 3:31 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court does not appear to be in a rush to decide legal matters related to President Donald Trump. It’s possible the Supreme Court is “allowing the clock to run out,” according to one news organization.
Nov 16, 2020 1:11 PM CST
The law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur has withdrawn from its representation of the Trump campaign in a federal lawsuit filed Monday evening that alleged voting irregularities across the state of Pennsylvania.
Nov 10, 2020 11:28 AM CST
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett emphasized during her nomination hearing Tuesday that she has made no commitments to rule a certain way in conversations with President Donald Trump, his staff members or anyone else.
Oct 13, 2020 10:58 AM CDT
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