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  1. Violent Protests and Free Speech: Who’s to Blame for an Officer’s Injuries? U.S., Today

    The A.C.L.U. asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal from DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist sued by a Louisiana police officer.

  2. The Eight Counts of Impeachment That Trump Deserves Opinion, Yesterday

    The lessons from Nixon and Clinton.

  3. Barr Dives Into the Culture Wars, and Social Conservatives Rejoice U.S., Yesterday

    The attorney general embodies the combative culture and conservative ideology that animate the president and the Republican Party. Is he what the party looks like post-Trump?

  4. With White House Absent, Impeachment Devolves Into Partisan Brawl U.S., Yesterday

    President Trump is refusing to engage and Democrats have concluded they will press ahead anyway, rendering a historic undertaking little more than a foregone conclusion.

  5. How the Constitution Defines Impeachable, Word by Word Interactive, Yesterday

    What “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” really means.

  6. Cheerleader Punished for Taking a Knee Is Awarded $145,000 U.S., December 7

    Kneeling during the national anthem is a “completely appropriate protest” that should have been protected by Kennesaw State University, a lawyer for the student said.

  7. Amid Rancor in House, It’s Quiet in the Halls of the Senate. Too Quiet. U.S., December 7

    Senators, temporarily relegated to the sidelines as the House begins impeachment proceedings against President Trump, lament inaction as legislation languishes.

  8. Supreme Court to Decide if a State Can Consider Political Affiliation in Appointing Judges U.S., December 6

    Delaware tries to achieve partisan balance on its courts. A federal appeals said that violates the First Amendment.

  9. The President’s Pardon Power May Be Weaker Than It Seems Opinion, December 5

    At least when it comes to “cases of impeachment.”

  10. Read Nancy Pelosi’s Remarks on Articles of Impeachment U.S., December 5

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the Judiciary Committee to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump.

  11. Pelosi Says House Will Draft Impeachment Charges Against Trump U.S., December 5

    The speaker said she was instructing House committee chairmen to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump; another hearing is scheduled for Monday.

  12. Trump’s Legacy Is Being Written Right Now Opinion, December 5

    The articles of impeachment against the president will reverberate through time and set the terms of possible reforms.

  13. Gunfight at the Supreme Court Opinion, December 5

    A push to expand the Second Amendment produces some judicial contortions.

  14. But Is It Impeachable? Podcasts, December 4

    The House Judiciary Committee, in its first public impeachment hearing, went back to the basics of the Constitution.

  15. Scholars Call Trump’s Actions on Ukraine an Impeachable Abuse of Power U.S., December 4

    Democrats and Republicans clashed over the Constitution and President Trump’s conduct as the House Judiciary Committee formally began its impeachment proceedings.

  16. Scholars Call Trump’s Actions on Ukraine an Impeachable Abuse of Power U.S., December 4

    Democrats and Republicans clashed over the Constitution and President Trump’s conduct as the House Judiciary Committee formally began its impeachment proceedings.

  17. Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait? U.S., December 4

    At the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Republicans’ witness said lawmakers were rushing impeachment and should instead let court fights over access to witnesses play out.

  18. Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait? U.S., December 4

    At the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Republicans’ witness said lawmakers were rushing the process and should instead let court fights over access to witnesses play out.

  19. Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret Health, December 4

    The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public outcry over surprise medical bills.

  20. Who Is Noah Feldman? Scholar Specializes in Constitutional Law U.S., December 4

    Mr. Feldman, a professor at Harvard Law School who has written widely about religion and the law, has said the country faces a constitutional crisis.

  21. New Abortion Bills Are So Tough That Some Conservatives Have Qualms U.S., December 4

    Another surge of stringent abortion limits is expected in state legislatures next year, highlighting a rift among conservatives about political strategy.

  22. What Happens if Roe Is Overturned? Answers to 7 Questions on the Battle Over Abortion Reader Center, December 3

    Our reporters Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer answered reader questions about the political fight in the United States over abortion.

  23. How Far Can Cities Go to Police the Homeless? Boise Tests the Limit Business, December 3

    A decade-old legal fight shapes a mayoral race and offers the Supreme Court a chance to weigh in.

  24. Second Amendment Case May Fizzle Out at the Supreme Court U.S., December 2

    Arguments in the court’s first case on the scope of the Second Amendment in nearly a decade focused on whether the repeal of a New York law made the case moot.

  25. Trump Is the Founders’ Worst Nightmare Opinion, December 2

    Once in the Oval Office, a demagogue can easily stay there.

  26. After Long Gap, Supreme Court Poised to Break Silence on Gun Rights U.S., December 2

    Following a change in personnel, the court could expand the scope of Second Amendment rights and chastise lower courts that have upheld gun control laws.

  27. Trump’s Other Personal Lawyer: Close to the Right, but Far From Giuliani U.S., December 1

    Jay Sekulow is a trusted, telegenic presidential adviser more experienced in religious liberty cases than impeachment battles.

  28. The ‘Unhappy Truth’ About Montreal Bagels Opinion, December 1

    A reader discusses the environmental risks posed by wood-burning ovens. Also: Term limits; a bad education bill; wealth inequality; foster care and bias.

  29. Conservative Hypocrisy Makes Its Case at the Supreme Court Opinion, November 26

    Lawyers on the right are advancing arguments they once rejected on principle.

  30. The Curious Case of Aurelius Capital v. Puerto Rico Magazine, November 26

    How a hedge fund’s efforts to take the island territory to the cleaners wound up before the Supreme Court — with ordinary Puerto Ricans arguing in the hedge fund’s favor.

  31. 2020 Democrats Unapologetically Support Abortion Rights, Times Survey Shows U.S., November 25

    The presidential candidates’ positions reflect a fundamental and politically consequential change in the party’s approach to reproductive issues.

  32. Can Trump Challenge His Impeachment in the Supreme Court? U.S., November 25

    The president has vowed to ask the justices to intercede, but the Constitution and precedents are against him.

  33. Teacher Threw Away Students’ Black Lives Matter Posters, A.C.L.U. Says U.S., November 24

    A California school district said it was investigating and apologized if students felt “discomfort” about what happened.

  34. Our Professor’s Views Are Vile, University Says. But We Can’t Fire Him. U.S., November 22

    A provost at Indiana University has earned praise for harshly condemning a professor’s views while respecting the First Amendment.

  35. Barr’s Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers U.S., November 22

    A speech by Mr. Barr last week, in which he argued that Mr. Trump had never overstepped his authority, so alarmed a group of lawyers that they felt compelled to push back publicly.

  36. Imagine Being on Trial. With Exonerating Evidence Trapped on Your Phone. Business, November 22

    Public defenders lack access to gadgets and software that could keep their clients out of jail.

  37. The Left Shouldn’t Freak Out About Trump’s Judges (Yet) Opinion, November 21

    The federal appeals courts are not irretrievably lost for liberals.

  38. Lawyer With Iconoclastic Bent Navigates Sondland Through Testimony Issues U.S., November 20

    The lawyer, Robert Luskin, also represented the Republican strategist Karl Rove and likely spared him a perjury charge.

  39. In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss World, November 20

    China’s legislative body criticized a court ruling overturning a ban on wearing masks, signaling that it was the final arbiter of law in Hong Kong.

  40. Partisan Lawyers Seize Leading Roles in Impeachment Hearings U.S., November 19

    Staff lawyers for the Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are asking many of the questions as witnesses testify publicly.

  41. El fin de un ciclo histórico en Chile en Español, November 19

    Se cumple un mes de las protestas masivas en el país y hay esperanzas: el gobierno y las fuerzas opositoras acordaron un proyecto común para facilitar lo que las calles reclaman, una nueva constitución que conduzca a un Chile más digno y justo.

  42. Chile Is Ready for a New Constitution Opinion, November 18

    By opening the door to a new founding charter, Chileans are ready to build their own future — by dismantling the constitutional edifice that Augusto Pinochet left behind.

  43. Barr Bridges the Reagan Revolution and Trump on Executive Power U.S., November 18

    The attorney general wrapped his maximalist vision of executive power around an embattled president.

  44. In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone World, November 16

    The leader, Jeanine Añez, promised to unify a nation in turmoil. But her initial steps, taking the country rightward and injecting religious themes, risk deepening the divide.

  45. Barr Suggests Impeachment Inquiry Undermines Voters’ Intent U.S., November 15

    The attorney general strongly defended President Trump’s assertions of executive power.

  46. Did Trump Commit ‘Bribery’? Pelosi’s Impeachment Accusation, Explained U.S., November 15

    Her declaration reflected a shift by Trump’s critics from talking about the Ukraine affair using more abstract concepts like “quid pro quo” or “abuse of power.”

  47. Booze, Gunshots and White Castle: Three Judges Are Suspended for Brawl U.S., November 15

    After finding the strip club next door closed, judges who were in Indianapolis for a conference got into a fight that left two of them hospitalized.

  48. In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution World, November 15

    The country plans to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.

  49. Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns U.S., November 14

    A fight over a Manhattan grand jury subpoena could yield a major decision on presidential power.

  50. What Trump Is Hiding From the Impeachment Hearings Opinion, November 12

    The president’s efforts to prevent the House from doing its job are just as worrisome as the Ukraine scandal.

  51. The E.P.A. and a Threat to Clean Air and Water Opinion, November 12

    A reader decries a proposed rule that would limit the research used to determine environmental regulations. Also: Endless wars; electric scooters in New York; Elizabeth Warren’s corporate law experience.

  52. ‘We Kept Our Oath’ Opinion, November 12

    Members of the military, speaking out.

  53. Chile’s President Says He Will Support a New Constitution World, November 11

    Five people have been killed and thousands injured in weeks of protests.

  54. Is It a Crime to Encourage Unauthorized Immigration? The Supreme Court Will Decide U.S., November 11

    An appeals court struck down a broad 1986 law under the First Amendment, saying it covers conversations between family members and legal advice.

  55. The Unlikely Birth of Free Speech Opinion, November 9

    Writing a century ago this weekend, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. created our modern understanding of the First Amendment.