Mexico

85 ABA Journal Mexico articles.

US is an outlier on death penalty attitudes in North America, ACLU attorney says
When it comes to imposing the death penalty, the United States has long outpaced North American neighbors Canada and Mexico, according to the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.
Attorney’s bullfighting dreams come true during his golden years
Bullfighting is a hobby for James B. Pritikin, a divorce litigator who is a partner at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove in Chicago.
Supreme Court makes venue shopping harder for patent trolls

Could this be the end of out-of-town patent lawyers flocking to Marshall, Texas? They’ve become known for showing up in luxury cars, ordering catered gourmet meals for their trial war rooms and running up expensive hotel tabs. That’s the future some observers predict for the top destination for patent infringement lawsuits after a U.S. Supreme Court decision limited the venues where such suits may be filed.

Mexican judge presiding in El Chapo appeals is shot and killed

A Mexican judge who presided in several legal challenges filed by lawyers for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was shot and killed outside his home on Monday.

Judge Vicente Antonio Bermudez…

GPS tracker put assassin on lawyer’s trail, but also helped catch the suspects, feds testify

A GPS device stuck under the Range Rover of an Texas attorney directed assassins straight to him, the feds say.

But the small black box also pointed authorities to three…

El Chapo recaptured in Mexico

Joaquin Guzman Loera, a Mexican national and alleged drug cartel leader known as El Chapo, was recaptured Friday, the New York Times reports.

Guzman, who is charged with various…

Personal pot use is a protected personal freedom, Mexican Supreme Court says

In a ruling that applies only to the petitioners, the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that individuals should have the right to grow and use marijuana for their personal use.

Lawyer arrested for allegedly helping Mexican drug kingpin escape from prison

The New York Times reported Thursday that attorney Oscar Manuel Gómez and five others have been arrested for allegedly helping plan and carry out Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El…

Illegal trafficking of animals is becoming a growing issue in global trade

Efforts by the Obama administration in recent months to focus on illegal trafficking of wildlife and related activities undermining wildlife conservation have not received widespread attention. But that could change…

Seized cellphones led to capture of ‘most wanted’ Mexican drug trafficker, authorities say

The U.S. will seek extradition of the claimed leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, who was captured over the weekend sleeping in a condo in a Mexican beach resort town…

Trial begins for lawyer accused of conspiring to launder up to $600M for Mexican drug cartel

A prominent Texas lawyer met with the ex-wife of a former president of Mexico and discussed a scheme in which he would launder as much as $600 million for a…

ABA, IABA pledge cooperation on issues involving human trafficking, rule of law

The American Bar Association and the Inter-American Bar Association have agreed to work together on issues involving human trafficking, the globalization of the legal profession and funding for judicial systems…

Wal-Mart Says Retailer Is Investigating Possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues in Mexico

Responding to a New York Times report earlier this week about a claimed pattern of bribe-paying by a Mexican subsidiary, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it has been looking into the…

NY Times Says It Pursued Internal Probe Dropped by Wal-Mart, Describes Claimed Bribes in Mexico

When a lawyer for the Mexican subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. allegedly told executives at the retail giant’s Arkansas headquarters that managers across the border routinely resorted to bribery to…

Michoacan Judge Accused of Releasing Drug Cartel Suspects Fired

Efrain Cazares, a federal judge for the Mexico state of Michoacan accused of improperly releasing drug cartel suspects, was fired Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

Mexico’s Federal…

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