19838 ABA Journal Trials & Litigation articles.
A lawyer disbarred because of an espionage conviction shouldn’t be reinstated to law practice because she hasn’t proven that she can be trusted or that her mental health issues have been resolved, a hearing panel has concluded.
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A Kansas law allowing the use of deadly force against an aggressor does not protect people defending themselves who act recklessly and harm a bystander, the state’s top court has ruled.
Aug 3, 2022 9:47 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday contending that Idaho’s near-total ban on abortion conflicts with federal law requiring stabilizing emergency room treatment.
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A jury-nullification protester wasn’t able to persuade a federal appeals court that a New York law banning some protests near courthouses is unconstitutional on its face.
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A federal judge in South Carolina has received a public reprimand after entering into a separation agreement with his former county employer that paid him for future nonlegal advice and a 1.5% contingency fee for work on opioid litigation.
Aug 1, 2022 10:22 AM CDT
The ABA is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a Texas death row inmate who was convicted based on DNA evidence deemed to be “false, misleading and unreliable” by a state habeas court.
Aug 1, 2022 8:38 AM CDT
For decades, activists have been challenging what has become a widespread policy of paying little to nothing for work done by immigrant detainees. The October 2021 verdict in Nwauzor v. the GEO Group has been hailed as not just a success story but also a potential game changer for a practice advocates say violates civil rights.
Aug 1, 2022 3:30 AM CDT
“Whenever I’m writing, I always try to keep the Reavley principles in mind. Even though Judge Reavley wasn’t much interested in grammar, he taught me more about legal writing than anybody else.”
Aug 1, 2022 1:50 AM CDT
In recent years, Purdue Pharma, USA Gymnastics and Boy Scouts of America have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid civil liability. But it is J&J’s use of a 1989 Texas statute on divisive mergers that is facing scrutiny in federal courts and in Congress.
Aug 1, 2022 12:50 AM CDT
Convicted go-between gets life sentence in law prof’s murder
Katherine Magbanua was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for acting as the go-between in the murder of…
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