125 ABA Journal State Government articles.
DNA suggests murder was carried out by someone other than executed man
DNA tests on a murder weapon and a bloody shirt are not a match with the man executed…
May 7, 2021 4:12 PM CDT
Parking lot tiff between judge and politician’s son leads to ethics investigation
A parking lot tiff between a judge and the son of a former House of Representatives speaker in Arkansas has led to an ethics investigation by the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.
May 5, 2021 9:48 AM CDT
After ransomware attack on state attorney general’s office, hackers begin posting documents
Hackers have posted documents that are said to be stolen from the Illinois attorney general’s office, including documents labeled “judgments entered,” “shakedown cases” and “state prisoners.”
May 4, 2021 11:17 AM CDT
District attorney is removed from office under rarely used state law
A North Carolina district attorney was removed from office Tuesday in a process that began with an affidavit filed by a grassroots group of victims’ families.
Apr 30, 2021 2:01 PM CDT
Apr 16, 2021 9:48 AM CDT
Former prosecutor’s behavior was ‘troubling’ but not criminal, investigation finds
An investigation into a former Suffolk County, Massachusetts, prosecutor has found that his behavior with female interns was “troubling” and violated the expectations of his office but didn’t break the law.
Apr 16, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
Apr 2, 2021 2:10 PM CDT
Uber must pay $1.1M after drivers discriminated against woman who is blind, arbitrator says
Uber has been ordered to pay a San Francisco woman—who is blind and uses a…
Apr 1, 2021 4:18 PM CDT
Mar 30, 2021 11:10 AM CDT
It’s been nearly nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life without parole for juveniles violates the Eighth Amendment. It’s been five years since it held in Montgomery v. Louisiana that its 2012 decision was retroactive. In that time, Amy Breihan has helped seek second chances for prisoners in Missouri who were younger than age 18 when they were sentenced to life behind bars.
Mar 30, 2021 8:56 AM CDT
Only Arkansas permits criminal consequences for nonpayment of rent—and it has enforced the law during the pandemic. Now, after ProPublica investigated the practice, some legislators want to revoke the statute.
Mar 29, 2021 9:50 AM CDT
Georgia governor signs bill overhauling state’s elections
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed sweeping voting restrictions into law on Thursday, just months after a Democrat won the presidential election in the state for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Mar 26, 2021 10:59 AM CDT
Mar 26, 2021 9:50 AM CDT
Lawsuit challenges tax provision in COVID-19 relief bill
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit challenging a tax provision in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The provision…
Mar 18, 2021 4:33 PM CDT
Short-handed New Jersey federal courts have 6 vacancies and a huge case backlog
New Jersey federal courts are “in the throes of a crisis” as judicial vacancies have gone unfilled, trials have been delayed and cases are piling up, according to the New York Times.
Mar 18, 2021 2:48 PM CDT
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