Sarah Jones at PolticusUSA makes the case that Republican blocking of Obama appointees keeps Bush appointees in place and that is what can be wrecking havoc. Lois Lerner, “who let slip at an American Bar Association meeting on Friday that, between 2010 and 2012, conservative nonprofit groups were improperly scrutinized by the IRS”, is the [...]
Last week, senior IRS official Lois Lerner was speaking at the American Bar Association conference in Washington, D.C. when she was seemingly-spontaneously asked a question about IRS discrimination against conservatives. She then admitted...Show More Summary
When the IRS admitted to having inappropriately targeted conservative groups, it came at a meeting of the American Bar Association and it was prompted by a question from the crowd. Which was stunning. One doesn’t normally thing of a major scandal being divulged during a question and answer panel discussion at a convention. But it [...]Show More Summary
More on the underlying tiff between a student and Wake Forest Law. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: American Bar Association / ABA, Daniel Skinner, Defamation, Law School Deans, Law School Lawsuits, Law Schools, Standard 512, Suzanne Reynolds, Wake Forest School of Law
The relentless focus on profits at America's biggest law firms is taking a huge toll on young lawyers, Steven Harper argues in his new book "The Lawyer Bubble." Harper points to a 2007 American Bar Association study finding lawyers at...Show More Summary
Defenses, or excuses? Persuasive, or not? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: ABA, American Bar Association / ABA, Career Services, Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati Law, denver law,...Show More Summary
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From 2000 to 2011, George Soros gave nearly $7 million to groups pushing for expanded gun control laws in the United States. The money was spread among various organizations, including $4,093,946 for the American Bar Association (ABA),...Show More Summary
Despite American Airlines flight cancellations, suspicious packages in a U.S. Senate office building and a series of gun control legislation votes this week, the American Bar Association's annual lobbying spree in Washington went on. A group of 360 ABA members...
The American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a resolution (pdf) this week calling on the Attorney General to clarify that designating a record as “sensitive but unclassified” does not provide a legal basis for withholding that record. The ABA also called for establishment of a standardized policy for employing the “sensitive but unclassified” (SBU) marking. The [...]Show More Summary
The American Bar Association on Friday wrapped up its annual spring antitrust meeting in Washington, a three-day event that draws some of the biggest names in the world of competition law.
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Canon to Exhibit Laser MFPs and Document Scanners at 2013 American Bar Association TECHSHOW Conference and Expo MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be an exhibitor at theShow More Summary
ABA Press Release, Barry Currier is New Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education at ABA: Barry Currier was named today as the managing director of accreditation and legal education at the American Bar Association. The appointment was announced by Kent Syverud, dean of the Washington University Law School and...
In the year since the American Bar Association adopted new guidelines for language access in the courts, proponents said today that although there's been progress, court systems nationwide can do much more to ensure all litigants understand what's happening when...
The Senate voted Wednesday to bar the use of National Science Foundation funds for political science research not deemed essential to national security or economic interest. [Link.] The American Political Science Association has a page with more information.
Good grief. Heritage again. On February 26, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center for Human Rights issued a white paper on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which concludes that “the proposed ATT is consistent with the Second Amendment.” This conclusion neglects important facts about the treaty and the processes surrounding it, which we have [...]
Contrary to the American Bar Association's (ABA) contention that the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) "is consistent with the Second Amendment" and "would not require new domestic regulations" to hamper the exercise of the rights therein, the...Show More Summary
The gender compensation gap in the legal profession isn’t as big as it used to be, but hasn't disappeared. Frustrated by the slow pace of change, the American Bar Association is trying something different.
In a stinging assessment of the state of U.S. legal education, a group of prominent law professors is urging the American Bar Association to take swift action to address skyrocketing tuition and the dismal job market for law graduat...