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  1. To Get Ahead at Work, Lawyers Find It Helps to Actually Be at Work Business, October 22

    The generational divide on returning to the office is not neatly drawn. For some young professionals, even in a pandemic, showing up is more than half the battle.

  2. The Supreme Court Faces a Huge Test on Libel Law Opinion, October 22

    Two of the justices want to revisit a landmark decision for free expression. They may soon get the chance.

  3. America Was Forged by the Marginalized Opinion, October 22

    How the political struggles waged by Black Americans forged U.S. democracy — and what we can learn from them.

  4. Can Brooklyn’s New U.S. Attorney Help Restore Faith in Law Enforcement? New York, October 21

    Breon S. Peace, who went to high school in Crown Heights, is taking over as top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn at a precarious moment.

  5. Texas Urges Supreme Court to Leave Its Restrictive Abortion Law in Place U.S., October 21

    The Biden administration had asked the court to block the law. State officials called the request procedurally flawed, saying the court was powerless to grant it.

  6. Justice Breyer turns away a request to block Maine’s vaccine mandate. U.S., October 19

    The workers had asked the Supreme Court to block the mandate based on their religious objections while their legal challenge moved forward.

  7. A Hard but Real Compromise Is Possible on Abortion Opinion, October 19

    Public attitudes have hardly changed since Roe v. Wade was decided nearly 50 years ago.

  8. When a Miscarriage Is Manslaughter Opinion, October 18

    Glimpses of a post-Roe world in Oklahoma. 

  9. Trump Sues to Block Release of White House Papers to Jan. 6 Inquiry U.S., October 18

    The case raises novel constitutional questions about the scope of an ex-president’s executive privilege powers if the current president disagrees.

  10. In Two Rulings, Supreme Court Bolsters Legal Shield for Police U.S., October 18

    The unsigned decisions, without noted dissents, indicated that the court continued to support the widely criticized doctrine of qualified immunity.

  11. John Grisham on Judges, Innocence and the Judgments He Ignores Books, October 17

    The best-selling author, whose new book, “The Judge’s List,” is about a murderous member of the bench, talks about the Supreme Court, wrongful convictions and what it means to be “review-proof.”

  12. Appeals Court Lets Texas Continue to Enforce Near-Total Abortion Ban U.S., October 14

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reaffirmed its reversal of a lower judge’s ruling that blocked the law while the federal courts weigh its constitutionality.

  13. Your Monday Briefing Briefing, October 10

    Singapore’s pandemic caution.

  14. The Supreme Court v. Reality Opinion, October 9

    These justices are courting disaster for the rest of us.

  15. Why Is Poland Fighting the Supremacy of European Union Courts? World, October 8

    Poland argues that its courts should supersede the bloc’s top court. The E.U. sharply disagrees.

  16. Poland’s Top Court Rules Its Constitution Trumps E.U. Law World, October 7

    The ruling challenges the supremacy of European law, a cornerstone of the continent’s push for an “ever closer union” since it began more than 60 years ago.

  17. For the First Time in 232 Years, a Black Prosecutor Leads a Storied Office New York, October 7

    Damian Williams, an unassuming figure with stellar credentials, is now the most powerful federal law enforcement official in Manhattan.

  18. Biden Can End Debt-Ceiling Sabotage Once and for All Opinion, October 7

    The 14th Amendment offers a way out.

  19. New Top Federal Prosecutors in Manhattan and Brooklyn Are Confirmed New York, October 5

    One of the two, Damian Williams, will be the first Black person to lead the powerful U.S. attorney’s office for New York’s Southern District.

  20. The Most Important Supreme Court Term in Decades The Daily, October 5

    The justices will soon take on some of the most divisive topics in the U.S. amid concern about how politicized the institution has become.

  21. The Supreme Court Has Gone Off the Rails Opinion, October 4

    Justices who once derided judicial “meddling” are now meddlers themselves.

  22. Back on the Bench, the Supreme Court Faces a Blockbuster Term U.S., October 3

    The court, which is dominated by six Republican appointees, will confront a charged docket, including a case asking it to overrule Roe v. Wade.

  23. The Lawyer Behind the Memo on How Trump Could Stay in Office U.S., October 2

    John Eastman was a little-known but respected conservative lawyer. Then he became influential with Donald Trump — and counseled him on how to retain power after losing the election.

  24. Cancel Culture: Are We Overreacting? Opinion, October 2

    Readers mostly disagree with a column by Michelle Goldberg that suggests that we are, and she responds to their critiques.

  25. When Is a ‘Majority’ Not Actually a Majority? Opinion, October 2

    The problem of the "constitutional majority" in American politics.

  26. Federal Judge Hears Arguments Over Texas Abortion Law U.S., October 1

    The Justice Department said the law was intended to “violate the Constitution,” and asked for it to be suspended while the courts determine if it is legal.

  27. Tunisian President Appoints Prime Minister Amid Protests Over Power Grab World, September 29

    President Kais Saied named Najla Bouden Romdhan, the country’s first female prime minister. But it may do little to dispel fears he is moving toward one-man rule of the nation where the Arab Spring began.

  28. We Underestimated Trump Before. It Didn’t Go Well. Opinion, September 28

    The former president continues to pose a threat because our political imagination fails us. 

  29. The A.C.L.U. Errs on R.B.G. Opinion, September 27

    A bad tweet reveals a rift over gender and reproduction.

  30. Explaining the U.S. Debt Limit and Why It Became a Bargaining Tool U.S., September 27

    Political polarization turned a tool for fiscal responsibility into a recipe for economic calamity.

  31. A federal appeals court delays New York City’s vaccine mandate for teachers. New York, September 25

    The mandate, which affects well over 150,000 people working in the nation’s largest school system, was set to go into effect on Monday at midnight.

  32. We the People Have a Few Ideas for the Constitution Interactive, August 4

    Seven proposals for Amendment No. 28.

  33. Bill Cosby’s Conviction Is Overturned: Read the Court’s Opinion Interactive, June 30

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which overturned Mr. Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, explained why the actor should not have been charged in the case. Read the opinion.

  34. Read the Petition to N.J. Supreme Court Interactive, June 28

    St. Theresa School argued in a court document that it was the school’s First Amendment right to fire the pregnant teacher.

  35. A Texas Abortion Law, and the Fight Over Roe Interactive, May 19

    Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas just signed a bill that would ban most abortions in the state. Here’s what else to know.

  36. Where Abortion Access Would Decline if Roe v. Wade Were Overturned Interactive, May 18

    Depending on how the Supreme Court decides a Mississippi abortion case, access to legal abortion could be restricted in large parts of the country.

  37. What Happens When Our Faces Are Tracked Everywhere We Go? Interactive, March 18

    When a secretive start-up scraped the internet to build a facial-recognition tool, it tested a legal and ethical limit — and blew the future of privacy in America wide open.

  38. A Step-by-Step Guide to the Second Impeachment of Donald J. Trump Interactive, February 8

    A detailed look at each stage of the impeachment process of former President Trump.

  39. Raphael Warnock and the Solitude of the Black Senator Interactive, January 20

    The Georgia pastor will be just the 11th Black U.S. senator. His victory came amid an attempt to delegitimize election results — a pattern for more than a 150 years.

  40. Read Pence’s Letter to Pelosi Interactive, January 12

    In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Mike Pence rejected the possibility of stripping President Trump of his powers through the 25th Amendment.

  41. How to Fix the Supreme Court Interactive, October 27

    Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation has tilted the high court's ideological balance. What should the court’s future be, and who gets to decide it?

  42. What Happens if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned? Interactive, October 15

    Abortion access would decline in large regions of the country, a new data analysis shows.

  43. As Inquiry Widens, McConnell Is Said to See Impeachment Trial as Inevitable Washington, October 18

    With an eye toward protecting the Republican majority, Senator Mitch McConnell is preparing a serious review of impeachment articles he sees as unavoidable.

  44. Ilhan Omar: It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism Op Ed, July 25

    The nation’s ideals are under attack, and it is up to all of us to defend them.

  45. Mueller Rejects View That Presidents Can’t Obstruct Justice Washington, April 18

    The special counsel’s rationale for demurring on the question of obstruction of justice stood in stark contrast to that of the attorney general, William P. Barr.

  46. A Supreme Court Do-Over Op Ed, April 11

    Will the court be able to avoid mirroring the country’s polarization?

  47. Chris Darden, O.J. Simpson Prosecutor, Is Now Defending the Suspect in Nipsey Hussle’s Killing National, April 5

    After the trial in which he made O.J. Simpson put on the bloody glove, Mr. Darden has worked as a law professor and has helped write several legal thrillers.

  48. Prosecutors Sometimes Behave Badly. Now They May Be Held to Account. Metro, April 5

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York approved landmark legislation creating a commission to investigate misconduct by prosecutors. District attorneys vowed to fight it in court.

  49. A Red Warning Sign Op Ed, April 5

    A Wisconsin election brings double disappointment for Democrats.

  50. In Altering Debate Time, Senate Steadily Hands Reins to Majority Party Washington, April 4

    A strong-armed rules change that reduces debate time over nominees continues the Senate’s steady erosion of once sacrosanct minority rights.

  51. Thailand’s Junta Targets Opposition Leader, Flexing System Rigged in Its Favor Foreign, April 4

    Since the coup in 2014, Thailand’s military has put in a new Constitution and election system, giving it huge advantages even as votes are still being tabulated.

  52. If Trump Can Legally Block Critics on Twitter, Your Local Politician May Do It, Too Metro, April 3

    A federal appeals panel will soon rule on whether President Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked people on Twitter.

  53. The Government Had to Approve This Op-Ed Op Ed, April 2

    Prepublication review of the writings of current and former federal employees violates their First Amendment rights.

  54. Trump’s Acts Show the Urgent Need to Curb the Imperial Presidency Op Ed, April 1

    The end of the Mueller investigation reveals that post-Watergate guardrails set up against executive overreach have been smashed and need replacing.

  55. Why Did Mueller Bypass a Call on Obstruction? What We Know and Don’t Washington, March 27

    It is still unclear why the special counsel’s office did not render a judgment on whether President Trump illegally obstructed the Russia inquiry.

  56. Will the Supreme Court End Gerrymandering? Arguments Begin This Week National, March 25

    Justices will be reviewing the case of North Carolina, where Republicans drew a map to maximize their power in the House. Plaintiffs challenging the map say it’s unconstitutional.

  57. When Sheriffs Say No: Disputes Erupt Over Enforcing New Gun Laws National, March 11

    Around the nation, local sheriffs and others have pushed back against new gun restrictions. “This is just a gun-grab measure,” said one New Mexico sheriff.

  58. Harvard Law School’s Class of 1979: The ‘Love Section’ Society, March 5

    Six couples from one section in the 1979 Harvard Law class married, and they remain married today. They offer some advice for lawyer couples.

  59. Is This Egypt’s Next Revolution? Op Ed, February 27

    Parliament wants to extend the president's term. The people may not agree.