Rule of Law
51 ABA Journal Rule of Law articles.
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The law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur has withdrawn from its representation of the Trump campaign in a federal lawsuit filed Monday evening that alleged voting irregularities across the state of Pennsylvania.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
An Arizona panel has called for court officials in the state and throughout the country to do more to address the threat of disinformation targeting the justice system.
Oct 5, 2020 3:04 PM CDT
President Donald Trump’s hospitalization Friday has led to speculation about what could happen in some unusual succession and election scenarios.
Oct 5, 2020 11:44 AM CDT
Bookkeeper accused of embezzling $740K from godmother’s law firm
A former bookkeeper and office manager accused of embezzling $740,000 from a Rhode Island law firm has agreed to plead guilty…
Sep 14, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
“While lawyers do indispensable work throughout the human rights community, as I hoped to do, it is something else again for the entire legal profession, as represented by the ABA, to advocate human rights. That was power.”
Jul 7, 2020 9:04 AM CDT
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said Wednesday the ABA is “deeply concerned” by China’s new national security legislation, which is designed to curb anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Jul 1, 2020 3:54 PM CDT
William Neukom, a former ABA president and founder of the World Justice Project, will be awarded this year's ABA Medal, the association announced Thursday.
Jun 25, 2020 3:41 PM CDT
Communities around the world are reeling from the repercussions of the novel coronavirus pandemic and measures taken to contain it. Democratic backsliding threatens to derail significant development gains we have…
May 28, 2020 11:24 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after a review by a federal prosecutor appointed by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
May 7, 2020 4:37 PM CDT
Former federal prosecutor and author James D. Zirin illuminates more than 45 years of Trump’s legal disputes in his new book, Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits. Zirin recently answered some questions from Robin Lindley, a Seattle-based writer and lawyer.
Apr 20, 2020 8:49 AM CDT
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
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