28919 ABA Journal States articles.
Judge sanctioned after disclaiming family law knowledge
The New Jersey Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Judge Michael J. Kassel of the Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey on Wednesday Jun 2, 2023 3:16 PM CDT
3M faces its first trial out of about 4,000 lawsuits claiming that its cancer-linked “forever chemicals” known as PFAs have leached into groundwater.
Jun 2, 2023 10:47 AM CDT
Judge Patrick Connolly of Los Angeles County won’t be able to disqualify a colleague from considering the resentencing of a defendant Connolly once prosecuted.
Jun 1, 2023 3:46 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice was the only dissenter Thursday, when the high court allowed a concrete company to sue a union local in state court for alleged destruction of corporate property.
Jun 1, 2023 12:15 PM CDT
An appeals judge who compared a Black defendant to a monster in the epic poem Beowulf
used language that could be interpreted as evoking racial stereotypes, according to the Maryland Supreme Court.
Jun 1, 2023 10:40 AM CDT
A corporate lawyer in the New York City area has been charged with the sexual assaults of four women in Boston in 2007 and 2008 after police used genetic genealogy to link him to the crimes.
Jun 1, 2023 8:16 AM CDT
A federal judge in Illinois who has a knack for criticizing lawyers with biting prose has turned his attention to a lawyer who battles food companies
over their labeling.
May 31, 2023 3:21 PM CDT
Judge Bridget Mary McCormack, a retired Michigan Supreme Court chief justice, is slated to serve as the next council chair of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar during the next term.
May 31, 2023 2:32 PM CDT
If the U.S. Supreme Court restricts the consideration of race
in college admissions, there is another looming issue: whether schools can use race-neutral tools that boost diversity.
May 31, 2023 11:59 AM CDT
A lawyer in Camden, South Carolina, plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rename Brown v. Board of Education
for the first case taken to federal court in a quest to eliminate the separate-but-equal doctrine.
May 31, 2023 9:50 AM CDT
A draft ethics opinion says California judges should not attend law office celebrations with free food and drinks.
May 31, 2023 8:16 AM CDT
The eight-week class is designed to give incarcerated youths an opportunity to consider their rights while exposing the law students to the younger students’ worldview through in-class discussions on topics that include freedom of speech, due process and reproductive freedom, along with weekly mentoring sessions.
May 31, 2023 8:12 AM CDT
Family courts in Colorado custody cases can’t cut off a child’s contact with a protective parent to whom they are bonded just to improve a relationship with a rejected parent accused of abuse or domestic violence, according to a bill signed into law last week.
May 30, 2023 3:37 PM CDT
A federal judge in New York City has ordered two lawyers and their law firm to show cause why they shouldn’t be sanctioned for submitting a brief with citations to fake cases, thanks to research by ChatGPT.
May 30, 2023 12:30 PM CDT
Impeached Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had a legitimate reason to fire whistleblowers, according to a tweet
by his office citing a law firm report backing up that claim.
May 30, 2023 10:22 AM CDT
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