TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 14, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Congress to reinstate provisions of the Voting Rights Act recently struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in remarks this week to the ABA House of Delegates. She also announced a series of speeches across the country on problems that challenge society, government and the legal system, the ABA Journal reports. After Clinton’s remarks, the House adopted a resolution urging legislators to restore the portions of the 1965 law rejected by the court. Other resolutions considered by the House included those calling for new laws to fight computer hacking by foreign governments, rules protecting attorney-client privilege when advice is given to law firm personnel by in-house counsel, and laws prohibiting the use of certain defenses, such as “gay panic” and “trans panic,” by criminal defendants. Read more about all the issues considered by the body.