29 ABA Journal Rule of Law articles.
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
Oct 23, 2019 1:43 PM CDTan op-ed for the Washington Post.
Oct 11, 2019 10:09 AM CDT
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
As lawyers, we see the rule of law as the promise that we live in a nation of laws that are justly and fairly enforced. These laws protect our freedom, rights and property from both government intrusion and the unlawful acts of others. The rule of law also requires that each of us, no matter whether elected official or private person in civil society, remains accountable under law so that justice will be done.
Sep 1, 2019 3:10 AM CDTamicus brief filed Tuesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that juveniles’ “diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform” separate them from adults and that those whose crimes “reflect transient immaturity, rather than irreparable corruption” should not face life in prison.
Aug 28, 2019 12:55 PM CDT
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Jul 3, 2019 10:14 AM CDT
About half of people surveyed from around the world said they experienced a recent civil legal problem, but most did not turn to lawyers and courts.
The study by the…
Jun 27, 2019 12:01 PM CDT
Jun 20, 2019 4:45 PM CDT
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that could provide a path to legal status and citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and other young immigrants who…
Jun 6, 2019 12:06 PM CDT
In a new survey, the ABA highlighted gaps in Americans’ knowledge of history and government as part of the ABA Survey of Civic Literacy 2019, the first comprehensive survey of its kind by the association. The results of the nationwide poll of 1,000 people were released Wednesday to mark Law Day, a national event established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 to recognize the country’s commitment to the rule of law.
May 1, 2019 6:00 AM CDT