142 ABA Journal State Government articles.
States have filed more than 250 bills affecting LGBTQ people this year—including more than 120 anti-trans bills. Opponents say the proposed legislation promotes discrimination and prejudice and could negatively impact trans youths’ mental health.
Aug 1, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
Proposed $26B opioid settlement announced
A group of state attorneys general have announced a proposed $26 billion settlement between states and four companies that make and distribute opioids. Johnson &…
Jul 21, 2021 4:25 PM CDT
Chicago's lakefront, with its parks, museums, beaches and public spaces, is an accident of history. But can we take lessons from that history to create sustainable and environmentally responsible public spaces?
Jul 21, 2021 10:00 AM CDT
A federal judge in South Bend, Indiana, has refused to block Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for faculty and students in an opinion that said the plaintiffs' 14th Amendment claim was unlikely to succeed.
Jul 20, 2021 9:55 AM CDT
Illinois is now the only state in the country that prohibits police from lying to minors during interrogations.
Jul 16, 2021 3:15 PM CDT
Several abortion rights advocates and providers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Texas law that permits private citizens to sue doctors, clinics and anyone else who knowingly helps a pregnant person get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Jul 15, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
A prominent defense lawyer in Maine has asked to withdraw from nearly 200 court-appointed cases after the state’s public defense agency opened an investigation into her firm.
Jul 13, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
The Texas attorney general has agreed to stop blocking critics on social media after a group of them alleged in court he was violating their free-speech rights.
Jul 13, 2021 9:55 AM CDT
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Tennessee’s transgender restroom law, which requires businesses to post a specific sign if they allow transgender people to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Jul 12, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
A former elder law attorney from Lynchburg, Virginia, pleaded guilty on Friday to wire fraud and making false statements.
Jul 12, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
The New York State Bar Association has announced in an ethics opinion that lawyers may provide legal services to clients in compliance with the state’s new recreational marijuana law.
Jul 12, 2021 12:50 PM CDT
The ABA is working with the White House on a new initiative to protect renters and homeowners who remain affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic instability.
Jun 28, 2021 3:05 PM CDT
Asked to probe two high-profile officials, disciplinary authorities in Texas and Washington, D.C., took different tacks.
Jun 11, 2021 9:22 AM CDT
A lawsuit filed in Minnesota state court has alleged that the leader of a law firm ordered the firing of two employees for supporting former President Donald Trump and then ousted three partners who told him that his actions violated state law.
Jun 10, 2021 9:16 AM CDT
The New York law firm Siri & Glimstad is fighting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations with litigation and warning letters dispatched to schools and employers.
Jun 1, 2021 9:06 AM CDT
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