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  1. Judge Rejects Government’s Request to Halt Emoluments Suit Against Trump U.S., Yesterday

    The Justice Department criticized the ruling, which allows evidence gathering to begin on Friday. An appeal is likely.

  2. The Long, Cruel History of the Anti-Abortion Crusade Opinion, June 23

    Abortion opponents don’t care what happens to an unwanted child, and they’ve never cared about the mother.

  3. Abolish the Death Penalty? Opinion, June 22

    Readers offer arguments for and against, citing Ted Bundy, an opinion by Justice Harry Blackmun and Catholicism.

  4. ‘Most of Government Is Unconstitutional’ Opinion, June 21

    Did the Supreme Court just suggest that it is prepared to agree with that statement?

  5. In Property Rights Case, Justices Sharply Debate Power of Precedent U.S., June 21

    In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overruled its second precedent in a little over a month.

  6. Biden Defends Eastland Remarks but Omits Some History U.S., June 21

    In defending his comments about working with segregationists, Joe Biden cited his record on civil rights and his relationship with Ted Kennedy. But he didn’t address his opposition to busing.

  7. Last-Minute Laws Took Democrats’ Power. Court Says That’s Fine. U.S., June 21

    The laws, rushed through before Democrats took office as governor and attorney general of Wisconsin, drew large protests. The State Supreme Court said the special session was legal.

  8. Supreme Court Sustains Executive Power in Sex Offender Case U.S., June 20

    The decision, from an eight-member court, suggested that the major constitutional issue it considered may soon return to the court.

  9. Why South Africa Can’t Avoid Land Reforms Opinion, June 17

    A mobilization spearheaded by student and labor movements is focusing on the land question to address the social legacy of apartheid.

  10. How Battles Over Serving Same-Sex Couples Play Out in Court U.S., June 17

    The Supreme Court just declined to hear a case in which a bakery refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple. Here’s a look at similar past cases.

  11. He Won a Landmark Case for Privacy Rights. He’s Going to Prison Anyway. Opinion, June 13

    Those who score big victories for the civil liberties of every American sometimes lose their own freedom.

  12. Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Wins Temporary Reprieve in the Courts U.S., June 10

    A St. Louis judge issued a preliminary injunction that will keep the state’s only abortion clinic open. The state has until June 21 to make a decision on the facility’s license.

  13. Hong Kong’s Government May Cave In to China. Its People Will Not. Opinion, June 10

    Judging by the crowds on Sunday, scorn for the government on the mainland has reached new heights.

  14. Trump Lawyer’s Message Was a Clue for Mueller, Who Set It Aside U.S., June 9

    The special counsel’s prosecutors cited attorney-client privilege, but legal experts were divided on whether they should have pushed to learn more.

  15. Liberals Begin Lining Up Young Judges for a Post-Trump Surge U.S., June 8

    Liberal advocacy groups have a message for federal judges pondering retirement: Hold on until 2021. In the meantime, they have begun drawing up lists of possible replacements.

  16. Why Pete Buttigieg Is Wrong About the Supreme Court Opinion, June 6

    Technocratic reforms won’t clear the way for a progressive agenda.

  17. What if Congress Were in Charge, Not Trump? Opinion, June 4

    Our legislators need to return to lawmaking and help our political culture escape poisonous polarization.

  18. The Crooked Path to Women’s Suffrage Opinion, June 4

    The Senate ratified the 19th Amendment a century ago. What took so long?

  19. How Women Got the Vote, a Quiz Interactive, June 4

    One century ago, women still lacked this right.

  20. George Will’s Political Philosophy Books, June 3

    Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility” sums up a lifetime of thinking about politics and culture.

  21. Lawyers by Day, Uber Drivers and Bartenders by Night New York, June 3

    Legal Aid lawyers, who represent poor people in court, often have to work second jobs to make ends meet.

  22. When We Talk About Abortion, Let’s Talk About Men Opinion, June 2

    Since women don’t have unwanted pregnancies without them.

  23. Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Can Keep Providing the Procedure, for Now U.S., May 31

    A licensing dispute between the state and Missouri’s only abortion clinic threatened to make the state the first without access to the procedure in nearly 50 years.

  24. Supreme Court Won’t Stay Alabama Execution After Bitter Clash U.S., May 30

    Christopher Lee Price’s case prompted an anguished middle-of-the-night dissent in April that opened a window on angry divisions at the court.

  25. I Was an Anti-Abortion Crusader. Now I Support Roe v. Wade. Opinion, May 30

    Overturning the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision would not be “pro-life.” It would be destructive of life.

  26. Why the Fight Over Abortion Is Unrelenting Opinion, May 29

    The abortion-rights debate raises questions about women’s rights that remain unresolved 46 years after Roe v. Wade.

  27. The Leader Who Was ‘Trump Before Trump’ Opinion, May 29

    Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan has taken a decidedly authoritarian turn.

  28. Avenatti, Under Indictment but Defiant, Tries to Turn Focus Back to Trump New York, May 28

    The pugnacious former lawyer for Stormy Daniels pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion and fraud, then said he was a victim of politically motivated retribution.

  29. The Many Contradictions of Oliver Wendell Holmes Books, May 28

    Stephen Budiansky’s new biography of the Supreme Court justice reveals a man who was guided by experience, not logic.

  30. Loretta Lynch, Former Attorney General, Is Joining a Top Law Firm Back in New York Business, May 28

    Paul Weiss has hired Ms. Lynch as a litigation partner, at a time when big law firms are under fire for not doing more to promote women and minorities.

  31. Supreme Court Sidesteps Abortion Question in Ruling on Indiana Law U.S., May 28

    The justices upheld a law on the disposal of fetal remains, but declined to hear a case on whether states can prohibit abortions sought solely based on a fetal characteristic like sex or disability.