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80 ABA Journal State Government articles.

Second lawmaker sues over Illinois stay-at-home order; first plaintiff won limited TRO
The co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Illinois has filed a lawsuit that challenges the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, calling it “as broad as an ocean.”
Lawyer is accused of threatening governor in social media posts
A Kentucky lawyer was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terroristic threatening for comments that he made about the Democratic Kentucky governor on Facebook.
In new opinion, 5th Circuit halts medication abortions in Texas under nonessential surgery ban
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans reinstated a ban Monday on medication abortions in Texas under the governor’s order banning nonessential surgeries during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Pandemic power plays: Civil liberties in the time of COVID-19

The power to respond to a public health crisis exists in the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, regulations and case law. But the way they fit together is not always clear, especially in the wake of a modern-day global crisis.

Meet the groups helping to get women elected

“It’s very important that as women, we have leadership roles in the law. … If we’re not participating, if we’re not in leadership roles, our voices aren’t being heard, and our experiences aren’t being taken into consideration,” says Rebecca Dallet, who spent nearly 11 years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County in Wisconsin.

Texas and Ohio AGs say abortions are nonessential medical procedures that must be delayed
Updated: Two state attorneys general have told abortion providers that abortions cannot be performed under state orders to delay nonessential and elective surgeries.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawsuits challenge shutdown orders; judge ordered to stop hearings

Suits challenging shutdown orders fail in two states

Lawsuits challenging shutdown orders in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire have so far been unsuccessful.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Sunday denied a…

New report outlines how legal services can prepare for and respond to disasters
A new report from the Legal Services Corp.'s Disaster Task Force counts 537 presidential disaster-related declarations, including 288 major disaster declarations, from January 2014 to July 2019.
Lawyer tests positive for coronavirus; officials say he’s second person in NYC to be diagnosed
An attorney at a Manhattan trusts and estates law firm has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.
Indiana AG may face license suspension, despite dismissal of sexual misconduct suit

A federal judge dismissed Monday a lawsuit brought against Indiana’s attorney general by four women who accused him of groping them at a 2018 party. The judge said the allegations against Curtis Hill are “disgraceful” but don’t violate any federal laws.

As voters head to polls, DA apologizes for husband’s pointing of gun at protesters
A day before voters headed to the polls to decide whether the Los Angeles district attorney would keep her job, she said her husband was “profoundly sorry” for pointing a gun at protesters who came to their home.
District attorney faces indictment over drug possession and misconduct
A district attorney in northeastern Colorado has been indicted by a grand jury on three counts of controlled substance possession and conspiracy and one count of official misconduct.
Appeals court allows voters who may have moved to stay on the rolls
A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that more than 200,000 voters will remain on the state’s voter rolls, overturning a previous order that the voters were invalid because they may have moved.
SCOTUS agrees to review ruling that struck down Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Cop who left incoherent man at county border isn’t liable for death, 5th Circuit says in substitute opinion
The Louisiana-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn a July opinion finding a Mississippi sheriffs' deputy could be liable for dropping a mentally disabled man at the county border, where he was later struck and killed by a car.

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