July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The heated debate over same-sex marriage is one of the most polarizing issues currently facing the American legal community. It is a controversy being played out in every branch of the federal government, from the floor of the US Senate to the Oval Office. It has raised concerns over the nature of ...[read more]
January 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 7, 2009, US Attorney General Michael Mukasey ruled that aliens may no longer challenge deportation hearings based on ineffective assistance of counsel. Mukasey's opinion, which is binding on immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), held that immigrants have no ...[read more]
August 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 21, 1878, the American Bar Association was organized in Saratoga Springs, New York. The ABA sets academic standards for law schools and creates model ethical codes for legal practitioners. Today the ABA has 410,000 members, among them both legal professionals and law students. Learn ...[read more]
August 11, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The American Bar Association (ABA) on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on state and local governments to legalize same-sex marriage. The resolution was adopted at the ABA annual meeting held in San Francisco over the past week. The resolution was adopted overwhelmingly, with only one member ...[read more]
July 19, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The American Bar Association (ABA) has filed an amicus curiae brief urging the US District Court for the District of Arizona to block enforcement of the state's controversial new immigration law before it takes effect July 29. The brief, filed in support of the US government, follows the ...[read more]
July 1, 2010
by Drew Singer
The American Bar Association (ABA) on Wednesday filed an amicus curiae brief urging the federal district court in Arizona to block the enforcement of the state's controversial immigration law. The brief was filed in support of a class-action lawsuit led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU... ...[read more]
December 4, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
JURIST's Paper Chase legal news service has been named as one of the 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. Ranking Paper Chase among their top 12 legal news websites, the ABA Jour... ...[read more]
August 21, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On August 21, 1878, the American Bar Association was organized at a meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York. The original ABA constitution, which is still substantially the charter of the association, defined its mission as "the advancement of the science of jurisprudence, the promotion of the ...[read more]
July 7, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary on Tuesday gave US Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a unanimous well-qualified rating. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that the positive assessment should aid So... ...[read more]
November 8, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Stephen Hanlon: While the American Bar Association (ABA) takes no position on the death penalty per se, it has called on U.S. capital jurisdictions to halt executions until policies and procedures are implemented to ensure that death penalty cases are administered fairly and impartially and t... ...[read more]

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