12 months in Assessment
Chill out with our favourite lengthy reads of 2022
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Really feel like curling up subsequent to the hearth with a superb learn? ABA Journal Managing Editor Kevin Davis has curated a number of our favourite characteristic tales that ran within the journal and on-line in 2022.
“Matthew Strugar obtained the primary mysterious postcard in August 2018. On one aspect, two black-and-white patterned orcas leapt into the air from their massive tank of turquoise water at SeaWorld. The handwritten plea on the again of the postcard was signed, ‘Sincerely, Your imprisoned orca purchasers.’ Most attorneys would have discovered the observe odd, however for Strugar, it struck a well-recognized chord.”
“As Russia started its assault on Ukraine in late February, the Ukrainian Bar Affiliation additionally leaped into motion, issuing statements condemning the violence, calling on worldwide leaders to impose sanctions on the Russian authorities, and mobilizing its members to help refugees fleeing to close by nations.”
“In 2020 and 2021, the U.S. Division of Justice web site posted at the very least 10 information releases about separate indictments involving romance scams. In 2021, individuals reported shedding a complete of $547 million to the crimes, and that was an 80% improve over 2020. The numbers might be better than that as a result of many romance scams go unreported. Attempting to keep away from judgment from friends is one purpose, and blackmail from scammers is one other.”
“With the clock ticking, the stakes are excessive. This case might be the ‘final finest hope’ for the survivors to see some type of justice earlier than they die. ‘This bloodbath impacted Black individuals round this nation. This can be a win that we want as a individuals.’”
“When researchers started the painstaking work of figuring out Indigenous youngsters who died on the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial College in Nebraska, they saved making chilling discoveries.”
“The occupation typically has a tough time with change, and a few have stated there’s a way that protecting a bar examination will seemingly guarantee individuals in energy that rich purchasers gained’t be harmed by admissions options. However, attorneys interviewed by the ABA Journal say it’s essential that states are even contemplating modifications in any respect.”
“Justice Hashish Co. is among the greatest of the little guys within the rough-and-tumble, fast-paced and legally treacherous world of marijuana rising and promoting.”
“Standing in entrance of a choose, tears in his eyes, Rogel Aguilera-Mederos wished to say one thing earlier than being sentenced for killing 4 individuals and injuring six others after he misplaced management of his runaway truck on a Colorado freeway. At 26 years outdated, he was going through the opportunity of spending the remainder of his life in jail.”