How could the changing composition of the court, domestic and international law, popular opinion and exonerations affect how future death penalty cases are decided? Experts in the field, including former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, came together to read the tea leaves during “Future of the Death Penalty in the United States Supreme Court,” a Saturday panel program at the ABA Annual Meeting.
Among many questions remaining unresolved in dealing with persons detained as suspected terrorists post 9/11 is how to distinguish between conduct of “unlawful combatants” and that of criminals. Another goes to where such cases can and should be tried.
The most pressing issues facing election law practitioners and reformers has switched from the delivery of voting procedures to the issues surrounding voter registration, according to a panel of national voting and election law experts gathered Friday at the American Bar Association’ Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Perhaps your law firm regularly does international business or maybe you’re just dipping your toe into international waters with a new client. Regardless, understanding the local business practices and cultural norms of a foreign land can help you build lasting relationships with your clients and put you ahead of the competition.
Six former attorneys general gathered at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago Friday for a lively, and often times humorous, discussion that offered insights into the day to day requirements of the job, as well as its tensions, challenges and opportunities.
The most significant benefit of the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Caperton v. Massey may well be the national debate it sparked about judicial selection methods, according to panelists at “Justice for Sale?”
Imagine immigrating to a country where you don’t know the language, where you don’t understand the way people do things, and where even the laws are different. Are you presumed to know the law? Should you be held to the same standards as the country’s natives?
Heralded as “New Energy for America” during the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s agenda to re-vamp the country’s energy policies is ambitious. It seeks to invest in renewable energy, reduce reliance on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis and create jobs. Now that Obama has been in office for more than six months, has his agenda moved forward?
At opposing corners of the ring that is the U.S. housing market, homeowners and banks are battling it out over bad loans. But no one wins when it comes to foreclosure. Homeowners don’t want to lose their homes, and banks don’t want to be landlords. The result has been a growing number of vacant homes, deteriorating rapidly and blighting communities.