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Access to Justice
Delegates approves host of new policies at Midyear Meeting
The ABA House of Delegates, convening Feb. 5 during the association’s Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, adopted numerous new policies that address pressing legal issues. The new policies include support for providing more access to the courts for low-income individuals, prohibiting the death penalty for those who were 21 or younger at the time of their crimes, enacting legislation to protect DREAMERS, and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.