On June 8 the U.S. Supreme Court announced its groundbreaking decision in Caperton v. Massey Coal Co. The Court ruled that judges should withdraw from considering cases before them when contributions to their election campaigns
The Section of Litigation’s International Human Rights Award is no ordinary honor. The award was created not only to recognize the human rights work of jurists abroad, but also to help its recipients in the foreign jurisdictions in which they work.
When street artist Shepard Fairey created the now-iconic Barack Obama “Hope” poster, he had no idea it would become the unofficial visual centerpiece of the Obama presidential campaign, the subject of several magazine covers and the recent acquisition of the U.S. National Portrait Gallery. But it did.
Federal judges and prosecutors nationwide are confronting a growing number of threats against their lives. Last month, the FBI arrested an Internet blogger from New Jersey on charges of threatening three prominent Chicago judges who authored an anti-gun rights ruling.
Who is the media? How should courts relate to the media? What rules should apply to reporting pre-trial, at trial, after the trial? This discussion is aimed at understanding the changes in media coverage and foster better relationships between courts and the media. http://www.abanet.org/jd/meetings/2009annual/
In the wake of today’s economic turmoil, receiving fair “credit” for your contributions has never been more important in the practice of law. Yet, the latest research shows an incredible divide between these shared expectations, among even the most well meaning attorneys, and the stark realities of longstanding reward systems in this country’s law firms.
Lawyers and judges need to know how to react in the wake of this case and how to best utilize the materials/draft report prepared by the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence to respond to this potentially groundbreaking decision issued by the United States Supreme Court.