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ABA president says Trump order could politicize the process of hiring administrative law judges
Updated: ABA President Hilarie Bass says President Donald Trump’s executive order eliminating the competitive hiring process for administrative law judges is “ill-considered and legally vulnerable.”
ABA files amicus brief with Supreme Court seeking to preserve cy pres awards for legal aid groups

The American Bar Association on Monday filed an amicus brief that told the U.S. Supreme Court that class-action cy pres awards are often appropriate when paid to legal service groups…

ABA amicus: DC Circuit should reject bankruptcy trustee’s claim on ‘unfinished business’ profits
The American Bar Association has filed an amicus brief arguing that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit should reject a bankruptcy trustee’s attempt to capture profits earned by law firms from clients previously served by the now-defunct Howrey law firm.
Florida Coastal loses TRO motion after Legal Ed Section stays some remedial actions
A federal judge has denied Florida Coastal School of Law”s motion seeking to prohibit an American Bar Association accreditation requirement that the school post public notice on its website about being out of compliance with various standards.
ABA committee to evaluate Trump’s Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh
President Donald Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s "impeccable credentials" and "unsurpassed qualifications" when he nominated Kavanaugh on Monday to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
ABA will honor Bryan Stevenson, founder of Equal Justice Initiative, with ABA Medal
Bryan Stevenson has made a career out of representing “the broken people,” as he put it in his autobiography, Just Mercy. His Equal Justice Initiative, founded in 1994, focuses on representing people who may have been denied a fair trial because of their youth, race or other circumstances.
Clemency project recipient gets a smartphone—and hope
James Ledford got his first smartphone in June. It has a bit of a learning curve.
Dismiss Florida Coastal suit, ABA says; case not ‘ripe’ for review
The American Bar Association has filed a motion for summary judgment to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Florida Coastal School of Law, arguing that the accreditation dispute is not appropriate for federal court litigation.
California attorney devotes his career to helping children navigate immigration courts
Martin Gauto, a senior attorney for Clinic (the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.) in Los Angeles, has represented hundreds of immigrant children who were apprehended at the U.S. border after fleeing abusive situations in countries such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
Top ABA officials will visit hurricane relief sites in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
ABA President Hilarie Bass and President-elect Robert M. Carlson will be visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday and Tuesday to observe hurricane relief efforts and discuss future plans.
Former AG Eric Holder to receive Thurgood Marshall Award at ABA meeting: Will he run for president?
Former Attorney General Eric Holder will receive the Thurgood Marshall Award from the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice on Aug. 4 during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Immigrant children begin appearing in court without lawyers or parents
Most immigrants facing deportation wouldn’t climb onto a table during their court hearings. But then again, most 3-year-olds don’t go to court without parents or lawyers.
ABA president describes weeping mothers and due process concerns at the border
It’s not just the crying that concerned ABA President Hilarie Bass when she met with mothers detained at South Texas’ Port Isabel Detention Center. But there was crying.
Want to help at the border? ABA groups offer avenues to donate time and money
Since the outpouring of public interest in the separation of families at the border, the ABA’s Working Group on Unaccompanied Minors has seen a marked increase in requests to do pro bono work for minor immigrants.
Study: Mental illness exemption to death penalty would save Tennessee more than $1 million a year
Banning the death penalty for defendants with severe mental illness would save the state of Tennessee an estimated $1.4 to $1.9 million a year, a new ABA study says.

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