89 ABA Journal State Government articles.
Suspended law student is expelled after posting ‘okay to be white’ flyers
A suspended law student at Oklahoma City University was expelled after he posted flyers reading “It’s okay to…
Dec 11, 2019 3:21 PM CST
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez is urging Texas not to execute a man whose guilt has been called into question by new evidence that hasn't been reviewed by the courts.
Nov 12, 2019 4:56 PM CST
The term ombudsman has been around for nearly 300 years in Scandinavia and since the 1960s in the United States, so why do many of us still not know what it means? The ABA Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds Committee is working to change that with the second celebration of Ombuds Day on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Oct 9, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
For much of the past 13 years, attorney Timothy Hollister has battled local elected officials here on behalf of a developer who wants to build more affordable housing in one of America’s wealthiest towns.
Sep 27, 2019 11:21 AM CDT
Sep 25, 2019 12:40 PM CDT
Lawyers for 11 Chicago police officers have subpoenaed former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to testify about his reasons for commuting the sentence of a man who has sued them for allegedly railroading the case against him.
Sep 24, 2019 10:31 AM CDT
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday asked the state supreme court to remove a Pulaski County judge from all cases involving her office.
Rutledge claimed that Judge Wendell Griffen…
Sep 20, 2019 10:15 AM CDT
Mississippi violated ADA in its treatment of people with mental illness, judge says
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled this week that Mississippi’s failure to provide community-based mental health care…
Sep 5, 2019 4:49 PM CDT
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives didn’t violate the Constitution when it barred nonbelievers from delivering prayers before legislative sessions, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit…
Aug 28, 2019 11:01 AM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution encouraging courts and bar associations to review their policies on the use and admittance of cellphones in courthouses.
Aug 13, 2019 2:31 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates has postponed indefinitely a resolution that would call on legislatures and courts to redefine the consent standard in sexual assault cases, after contentious debate Monday at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Aug 12, 2019 10:20 PM CDT
A federal judge in Cleveland appears ready to approve a “negotiation” class representing the nation’s 33,000 cities, towns and counties to try to achieve a settlement in opioid litigation.
Aug 7, 2019 10:03 AM CDT
The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska contends that the state’s governor violated the separation of powers when he used a line-item veto to cut the court budget to protest…
Jul 24, 2019 12:50 PM CDT
When a man named J.J. was arrested in the Bronx in 2016, the public defenders assigned to represent him assumed he’d get a good plea deal. After all, it appeared to be a low-level case. J.J. had been a passenger in his friend’s car when police had pulled them over for allegedly failing to signal a turn; the officers then searched the vehicle and found an unlicensed gun inside.
Jul 19, 2019 5:00 PM CDT
Pennsylvania State Police troopers have routinely violated the law by stopping and holding people based solely on their Latino appearance, terrifying drivers and passengers while usurping federal authority to investigate supposed immigration violations, the ACLU claims in a federal lawsuit filed recently.
Jul 9, 2019 1:29 PM CDT
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