162 ABA Journal State Government articles.
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a federal judge’s refusal to block a mask mandate in a challenge brought by a Catholic elementary school in Lansing, Michigan.
Aug 24, 2021 10:08 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a New Jersey directive that limited state and local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Aug 11, 2021 9:02 AM CDT
Sex-specific school dress codes may violate federal education law, a federal appeals court has ruled in a challenge to a charter school’s skirts-only dress code for girls.
Aug 10, 2021 12:04 PM CDT
A new group called Virginians for Safe Communities is targeting three progressive prosecutors in a recall effort amid a Republican push to capitalize on voter concerns about rising gun violence.
Aug 6, 2021 9:32 AM CDT
A report by investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James has found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including former and current state employees.
Aug 3, 2021 12:06 PM CDT
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
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