Legislation & Lobbying
2901 ABA Journal articles on Legislation & Lobbying.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bearing the brunt of Republican anger as he clashes with the legislative and executive branches of government.
President Donald Trump has long expressed his dismay…
Feb 16, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Judicial independence is a bedrock principle of the rule of law.
For America, that principle is grounded in Article III of the Constitution, which provides for an independent judiciary, and in Marbury v. Madison
(1803), which established that the judiciary has the “province and duty … to say what the law is.”
Feb 15, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Combative lawmakers in some states are trying to punish judges for their decisions. In Pennsylvania, the rebellion includes a call for impeachment.
Feb 14, 2018 3:20 PM CST
A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, awarded statutory damages of $6.7 million to 21 graffiti artists in a suit that contended a building owner violated federal law when he painted over their artwork.
Feb 14, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Victims of sexual harassment on the job should be allowed to evade “the impediment of arbitration requirements” in employment contracts, according to a letter signed by attorneys general of every…
Feb 13, 2018 10:22 AM CST
The Republican memo released by the House Intelligence Committee could put its chairman, Devin Nunes, in legal jeopardy if he or his staff members coordinated its drafting and release with the White House, a New York Times op-ed
Feb 13, 2018 8:00 AM CST
A dairy company in Maine has agreed to pay $5 million to its drivers after a federal appeals court last year found ambiguity in a state overtime law because it lacked an Oxford comma.
Feb 13, 2018 7:30 AM CST
President Donald Trump’s objections to the Democratic memo rebutting allegations of FBI surveillance abuse has some law professors spinning out scenarios in which the memo could be released without executive branch approval.
Feb 12, 2018 1:45 PM CST
Since the Second Chance Act was signed into law in 2008, more than 700 grants have provided employment training, education, housing and other support for over 137,000 former inmates transitioning back to community life after completing their sentences.
Feb 1, 2018 1:05 AM CST
Federal courts will remain open if there is a government shutdown, though there could be some changes after the money runs out.
The judiciary will be able to continue operations…
Jan 19, 2018 10:40 AM CST
The U.S. House of Representatives rejected privacy limits on Thursday when it approved a six-year extension of the law that permits warrantless surveillance of foreign targets that can also sweep…
Jan 12, 2018 9:14 AM CST
The ABA is calling for swift action by the U.S. Senate to pass a bipartisan sentencing reform bill.
The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017 (S. 1917) was…
Jan 9, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the Obama-era policy against enforcement of federal marijuana law in states that legalized the drug, Vermont’s House of Representatives passed…
Jan 8, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Virginia, Texas and New York forbid under-18 marriages, except for emancipated minors. Six more states will consider legislation soon. More than half of all states do not specify a minimum age for marriage.
Jan 1, 2018 3:25 AM CST
Florida greyhound track owners can provide activities such as poker or slots as along as they keep running the dogs. Animal advocates and some track owners are looking to have this law scrapped.
Jan 1, 2018 3:20 AM CST
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