93 ABA Journal State Government articles.
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.
Apr 21, 2020 10:18 AM CDT
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.
Apr 21, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
“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.
Apr 1, 2020 3:30 AM CDT
Two state attorneys general have told abortion providers that abortions cannot be performed under state orders to delay nonessential and elective surgeries.
Mar 24, 2020 12:01 PM CDT
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…
Mar 23, 2020 5:10 PM CDT
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.
Mar 5, 2020 10:17 AM CST
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.
Mar 4, 2020 10:23 AM CST
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.
Mar 3, 2020 1:32 PM CST
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.
Mar 3, 2020 11:27 AM CST
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.
Mar 3, 2020 9:22 AM CST
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.
Mar 2, 2020 3:02 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Mar 2, 2020 1:55 PM CST
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.
Feb 24, 2020 11:50 AM CST
Ahead of this year’s presidential election, the ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a pair of resolutions that aim to increase voter participation and minimize voter suppression at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Feb 17, 2020 7:49 PM CST
The importance of providing police officers with comprehensive animal encounter training was addressed in a measure approved by the ABA House of Delegates at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Feb 17, 2020 2:44 PM CST
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