ABA Journal

The Modern Law Library

214 ABA Journal The Modern Law Library articles.

‘Good Girls Revolt’ Author Discusses Groundbreaking 1970s Sex-Discrimination Suit Against Newsweek

Author Describes Clash of Titans Jefferson and Marshall in ‘The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr’

Marbury v. Madison may have been their first major legal battle, but President Thomas Jefferson and Chief Justice John Marshall clashed again in the treason trial of former Vice President Aaron Burr. Professor R. Kent Newmyer reveals these events in his new book, "The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation," and joined the Modern Law Library podcast to discuss them with ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles.

After Going from BigLaw to ABC News, Author of ‘Exit Interview’ Witnessed Seismic Changes

‘Five-Finger Discount’ Costs Billions, Says Author of Shoplifting Book ‘The Steal’

Shoplifting–is it little Johnny swiping a pack of gum, or a multi-billion-dollar crime epidemic? Well, it can be both, says Rachel Shteir, author of The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, and the public perception of shoplifting has shifted throughout history. Shteir speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles as they discuss professional shoplifters called boosters, the treatments available for compulsive shoplifters, and the extraordinary extrajudicial industry of "loss prevention."

Scalia Discusses Views on Textualism and the Process of Co-Writing His New Book

Federal Judge Pens Memoir About His Time on the Bench and His High-Profile Cases in ‘Disrobed’

Michael Connelly Wins 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The Fifth Witness

Michael Connelly’s legal thriller The Fifth Witness has been named the winner of the 2nd Annual Harper Lee Prize for…

What if Lincoln Had Lived? And Faced Impeachment? Law Prof Imagines Possibility in Legal Thriller

Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter imagines President Lincoln surviving an assassin’s bullet and facing impeachment in a new legal thriller.

The protagonist is not the president who ended slavery,…

‘Failing Law Schools’ Author Challenges Law Schools to Make Dramatic Changes

ABA Journal Business of Law Reporter Rachel Zahorsky talks with Brian Z. Tamanaha, author of Failing Law Schools, on the need for new law school models that reflect today’s reality, where the six-figure cost of a J.D. is grossly disproportionate to the economic benefits for most graduates.

‘Breach of Trust’ Tells Ripped-from-the-Headlines Tale of Government Corruption and Intrigue

In 'Breach of Trust,' an intrepid attorney (with nothing left to lose after the deaths of his wife and daughter) scales the state government ladder to solve the murder of a potential witness and expose the corruption that leads all the way to the governor's mansion. ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with David Ellis about the real-life influences behind his award-nominated novel.

Scalia and Garner Release 567-Page Tome on Textualism

The operative sentence in the 567-page book by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and writing professional Bryan A. Garner is this: “Our approach is … prescribing what, in our…

Author Discusses How to Identify and Deal with an ‘Almost Psychopath’

When does dealing with a manipulative person go from difficult to dangerous? ABA Journal reporter Martha Neil talks about psychopathy with Dr. Ron Schouten, one of the authors of "Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?"

Lack of Online Privacy Rights Is Very Troubling, Says Author

ABA Journal web producer Lee Rawles talks with Lori Andrews, author of "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy" about the lack of online privacy rights and the need for a social media constitution. They discuss the changes that social networks have brought to all areas of the law, including evidence gathering; what evidence is admissible in courts; how social media can affect the right to a fair trial; and the right to control one's image.

‘Show Trials’ Author Advocates for Systemic Changes to Immigration Courts

In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Peter Afrasiabi about his recently released book "Show Trials: How Property Gets More Legal Protection than People in Our Failed Immigration System."

‘Born, Not Raised’ Author Discusses the Flaws in the Juvenile Justice System

In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Susan Madden Lankford about her recently released book "Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall."

Read more ...