Legislation & Lobbying

2940 ABA Journal articles on Legislation & Lobbying.

California plans appeal after judge overturns assisted-suicide law
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday his office will seek expedited review of a decision overturning the state’s physician-assisted suicide law.
Senate votes to save net neutrality; resolution faces uphill battle in the House

The Senate on Wednesday voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality.

However, to keep the Obama-era rules, the House of Representatives will need to follow…

General counsel at Novartis to retire after acknowledging payments to Cohen were an ‘error’

The group general counsel at the pharmaceutical company Novartis, Felix Ehrat, has announced his retirement after acknowledging that the agreement to pay lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 million for consulting…

Michael Cohen brought top client to BigLaw firm; other consulting clients have regrets

Michael Cohen reportedly referred five possible clients to Squire Patton Boggs during his strategic alliance with the firm, including one that appears to be a top lobbying client. But some…

Company that paid Stormy Daniels reportedly received money from firm tied to sanctioned oligarch
The U.S. affiliate of an investment firm with ties to a sanctioned Russian oligarch has acknowledged it hired President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a consultant, and the firm's payments were reportedly made to a company that paid hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.
ABA advocacy prompts new protections for lawyers’ electronic devices at US border
Lawyers’ laptops, cellphones, tablets and other electronic devices typically contain information that is inherently privileged. The ABA urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure client confidentiality through proper policies and procedures at border crossings.
May 22, 1856: Abolitionist beaten senseless on Senate floor
Sen. Charles Sumner was caned in U.S. Senate chambers. Rep. Preston Brooks took violent exception to a speech on slavery and unrest in the Kansas Territory.
Nixon in New York
Having his own firm gave Nixon access to deep-pocketed clients, allowed him to travel internationally and burnish his foreign policy credentials and, most importantly, helped build a formidable staff of top-notch lawyers, researchers and writers—a staff that did just about everything for him when it came time to ramp up for the 1968 campaign.
ABA president Hilarie Bass backs funding of at least $482M for Legal Services Corp.

Federal funding for the Legal Services Corp. has shrunk since fiscal year 2010 despite a study finding a justice gap experienced by low-income Americans, ABA President Hilarie Bass said Friday…

Supreme Court rules foreign corporations can’t be sued for alleged abuses under alien tort law

Foreign corporations can’t be defendants in suits for alleged human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Statute, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The high court ruled in a…

7th Circuit blocks disability abortion ban; partial dissent labels the procedure a ‘super-right’

A federal appeals court has upheld a permanent injunction blocking an Indiana law that banned abortions based on race, sex, ancestry, Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.

The Chicago-based 7th…

7th Circuit upholds nationwide injunction barring grant holdbacks for sanctuary cities
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction that barred the U.S. Justice Department from withholding public safety grants from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate in immigration enforcement.
Gorsuch joins liberal justices to strike law authorizing deportation for some ‘crimes of violence’

A provision in a federal law authorizing deportation of immigrants convicted of a crime of violence is unconstitutionally vague, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a 5-4 decision.

Justice…

New law makes Microsoft case on search warrants moot, Supreme Court says

New legislation allowing warrants to reach emails held on overseas servers has made moot a pending U.S. Supreme Court case involving Microsoft, the high court ruled on Tuesday.

In a…

Animal park must move lemurs and tigers because of Endangered Species Act violation, court says

A former zoo in Iowa must transfer its lemurs and tigers to other facilities because of a violation by the Endangered Species Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The…

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