US Virgin Islands Supporters Come Up Short at ABA Meeting

By Melissa Heelan Stanzione

Bloomberg Law quoted President Greenberg on NYSBA’s resolution that was adopted by the American Bar Association. (may require subscription)

A proposal to seat the U.S. Virgin Islands in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates this year failed on Monday, but a lengthy and vigorous debate over it was unexpected.

The delegates tied at 223 in a dramatic vote at their meeting in San Francisco, sending the measure to defeat with a two-thirds margin needed for passage.

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