27605 ABA Journal States articles.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to pay $88 million to settle litigation stemming from a 2015 mass shooting at a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Oct 28, 2021 2:18 PM CDT
When two residents of upstate New York sought unrestricted licenses to carry concealed weapons for self-defense outside the home, officials denied their applications under the state’s demanding standard for such permits. Those relatively routine administrative actions have teed up the most important Second Amendment case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in more than a decade.
Oct 28, 2021 12:54 PM CDT
A Florida prosecutor has filed a motion to clear the names of four young Black men known as "the Groveland Four," who were wrongly accused of raping a 17-year-old white woman in Lake County, Florida, in 1949.
Oct 28, 2021 12:03 PM CDT
A state appeals court has ruled that a handwritten instruction in a Bible that included only the first name of the writer was a valid codicil that changed a will.
Oct 28, 2021 9:57 AM CDT
The chancellor and dean of the University of California's Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco has campaigned to keep the school’s name, despite findings that its namesake helped organize the massacres of hundreds of Native Americans.
Oct 28, 2021 9:25 AM CDT
Texas “undercut the rule of law” when it passed an unconstitutional abortion law intended to evade court review, the ABA said in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Oct 27, 2021 2:27 PM CDT
A lawyer has been disbarred in Maryland following the same disposition in Virginia for rejecting settlement offers without a client’s consent and demonstrating “pervasive incivility.”
Oct 27, 2021 9:33 AM CDT
A suspended Massachusetts lawyer has been sentenced to six months in prison after jurors found her guilty Friday for smuggling Suboxone into the Plymouth County Jail.
Oct 27, 2021 8:53 AM CDT
Emojis helped prosecutors building a case against a Los Angeles city councilman but didn’t work as intended in a plaintiff’s employment discrimination case.
Oct 26, 2021 3:55 PM CDT
Bankruptcy trustees seeking to recover assets from the Girardi Keese law firm and name partner Tom Girardi aren't content to focus only on big-ticket items.
Oct 26, 2021 11:29 AM CDT
A retired prosecutor in Maryland told the Baltimore Sun that he didn’t “give a damn” when the newspaper informed him that he had been disbarred for failing to disclose exculpatory evidence and making false statements about its content.
Oct 26, 2021 9:53 AM CDT
A recent law grad clerking at Lowenstein Sandler in New York married Japan’s Princess Mako on Tuesday.
Oct 25, 2021 1:25 PM CDT
The Vermont Law School’s plan to conceal an artist’s murals behind a wall of acoustic panels does not amount to a destruction or modification banned under the Visual Artists Rights Act, a federal judge has ruled.
Oct 25, 2021 12:18 PM CDT
The Michigan Department of Corrections violated Jewish prisoners’ religious rights when it failed to provide them with kosher meat and a meal with dairy on the Jewish Sabbath and four Jewish holidays, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Oct 25, 2021 11:09 AM CDT
The demand for legal talent in Texas is so strong that some law firms are paying signing bonuses as high as $500,000 to hire the most experienced associates from other firms.
Oct 25, 2021 9:35 AM CDT
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