Legislation & Lobbying
2961 ABA Journal Legislation & Lobbying articles.
In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports
finding that New York prosecutors are almost never punished for misconduct that can land innocent people in prison or let the guilty go free.
That could change in the coming days.
Aug 17, 2018 2:40 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday voted for a resolution in support of transgender service members in the military, calling on the federal government "to recognize that service by persons who otherwise meet the standards for accession or retention, as applicable, in the United States Armed Forces should not be restricted, and transgender persons should not be discriminated against, based on gender identity."
Aug 7, 2018 10:56 AM CDT
Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly referred an investigation of two lobbyists and a former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to the U.S. attorney in Manhattan.
Aug 2, 2018 10:40 AM CDT
The ABA is opposing a proposed rule that would generally ban family planning clinics that receive federal funds from providing abortion counseling and referrals.
The ABA submitted its comments in…
Aug 1, 2018 11:40 AM CDT
Carefully layering one tiny strand of hair over another, Tameka Stigers has spent years honing her talent for African-inspired, natural hair braiding.
The style she currently specializes in, delicate little…
Aug 1, 2018 2:35 AM CDT
Eleven House Republicans filed articles of impeachment on Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Jul 26, 2018 8:01 AM CDT
A Florida sheriff says he can’t charge a man for fatally shooting another man who shoved him to the ground in a parking lot dispute because of the state’s stand-your-ground law.
Jul 23, 2018 8:12 AM CDT
A federal appeals court on Tuesday told a federal judge to reconsider whether the fair use doctrine allows a nonprofit to post technical standards created by private industry groups that…
Jul 19, 2018 1:47 PM CDT
New York could become the third state to ban animal rentals after the state attorney general filed a fraud suit against a chain called The Pet Zone that includes allegations…
Jul 19, 2018 11:10 AM CDT
A trial on the constitutionality of a Texas fetal remains burial law began Monday with a federal judge proclaiming that he has “no predisposition” in the case.
Jul 17, 2018 1:20 PM CDT
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.”
Jul 16, 2018 2:54 PM CDT
Rosemarie Abruzzese feared losing her cosmetology license and her job in 2017 after the Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology said her past felony drug conviction made her a threat to public safety.
Jul 10, 2018 4:28 PM CDT
Probate judges in at least seven Alabama counties refuse to issue marriage licenses to any couples, same-sex or heterosexual, so lawmakers may abolish licenses altogether. Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Montana have similar proposals.
Jul 1, 2018 1:50 AM CDT
A new data privacy law in California will give consumers the right to obtain data collected about them, the right to request deletion of the data, and the right to direct a business not to sell the information to third parties.
Jun 29, 2018 4:22 PM CDT
Hedge funds and private equity firms are jumping into another aspect of litigation finance with loans that finance mass tort cases against drug companies and medical device manufacturers.
Jun 27, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
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