Tag Archives: American Bar Association

Resolutions Favoring Indian Child Welfare Act

Here is the resolution adopted unanimously by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges board: NCJFCJ ICWA Resolution 2013 And here is a draft resolution up for consideration at the American Bar Association later this summer: ICWA Resolution … Continue reading

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Study Suggests ABA Assessment of Judicial Nominees Biased against Women and Minorities

The study is here, hat tip to the Monkey Cage, a great site. I should say historically biased, since the study goes back to 1960. The abstract: This paper uses two new datasets to investigate the reliance by political actors … Continue reading

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ABA approves resolution to strengthen tribal jurisdiction

I heard from a listserv that the ABA has approved a resolution to strengthen tribal jurisdiction specifically over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence and that the resolution also urges that the reauthorization of VAWA include the tribal jurisdiction provisions. While … Continue reading

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Arlinda Locklear to be Honored by ABA with Margaret Brent Award

Here and here. Congratulations to Arlinda! Here is her bio (from the ABA website): Arlinda Locklear, of Arlinda Locklear Law Office in Washington, D.C., began her career as an attorney at the Native American Rights Fund.  During her 35-year career … Continue reading

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Video of Heidi Nesbitt Speaking on ABA Award for Pre-Law Summer Institute

Link here.

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Kevin Gover Named a Recipient of ABA’s 2011 Spirit of Excellence Award

Here is the ABA’s announcement and here is a blog profile of the award. H/T to G.G.

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ABA urges tribes and states to allow same-sex marriage

Here’s a link to the ABA’s resolution.

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Letters of Support for Tribal Law and Order Act

Here: ABA Letter Bush U.S. Attorneys letter of Support for TLO

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ABA Diversity Conference — Indian Country Testimony re: Criminal Justice, Boxcheckers, etc.

From the ABA: On February 12, 2009, at the request of American Bar Association President, H. Thomas Wells, Jr., Mary L. Smith will testify at the “State of Diversity in the Legal Profession” hearing at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in … Continue reading

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