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The ABA House of Delegates, convening in Chicago Aug. 6 and 7 during the association’s Annual Meeting, approved an array of new policies and welcomed a new president and House of Delegates chair.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participated in a discussion on comparative constitutional systems
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee focused a July 17 hearing on “The Next Ten Years in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Attacking the Problem with the Right Tools” to discuss ways to combat what committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) called “modern slavery.”
On July 26, the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved, by a 13-6 vote, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international agreement which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Chicago lawyer Laurel G. Bellows, who began her one-year term as ABA president this month, has set an agenda that includes working toward abolishing human trafficking, improving national cybersecurity, promoting gender equity, and emphasizing the importance of jury trials.
The ABA urged Congress this month to enact federal legislation to address out-of-control prison costs and prison overcrowding.
The ABA expressed its serious concerns July 31 about a Federal Reserve Board proposal to require banking holding companies to report detailed information regarding their legal reserves for pending and probable litigation claims.