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  1. Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here Weekend, Yesterday

    Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

  2. Trump and the Military: A Mutual Embrace Might Dissolve on America’s Streets Washington, Yesterday

    “There is a thin line between the military’s tolerance for questionable partisan moves over the past three years and the point where these become intolerable,” a retired general said.

  3. Trump Is Waiting to Take ‘Law and Order’ Into His Own Hands Op Ed, Yesterday

    The president threatens to bring a particularly authoritarian brand of executive power to American cities.

  4. McConnell Protégé Moves Toward Confirmation to D.C. Appeals Court Washington, Yesterday

    The Judiciary Committee cleared Judge Justin Walker for a floor vote over the objections of Democrats, who said he was not qualified.

  5. Despite Virus, Hundreds Arrested in Unrest Are Held in Cramped Jails Metro, Yesterday

    A flood of arrests has caused a backlog in New York City’s courts, forcing many to wait for more than 24 hours before seeing a judge.

  6. Tiananmen’s Other Children Op Ed, Yesterday

    Past protests actually are remembered in China — and commemorated with yet more protests.

  7. The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink Op Ed, Yesterday

    The polarization roiling the country has the Supreme Court in its grip.

  8. Trump’s Magic Word Op Ed, June 3

    What we have here is a failure to dominate.

  9. Mattis Accuses Trump of Dividing the Nation in a Time of Crisis Washington, June 3

    He “does not even pretend to try” to unite Americans, the former defense secretary said, breaking his long public silence on the president amid protests across the nation.

  10. A.C.L.U. Sues Minneapolis, Claiming Police Tactics Violated Freedom of Press Business, June 3

    The organization filed the suit on behalf of a reporter who said he was hit in the face with a projectile shot by the police as he was covering a protest.

  11. Trump’s Response to Twitter Is Unconstitutional Harassment Op Ed, June 2

    His executive order aimed at social media companies should be ignored.

  12. Judge Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case Washington, June 1

    A lawyer for the trial judge told an appeals court why he wanted to examine the Justice Department’s “unusual” request to dismiss the charge.

  13. Supreme Court Upholds Federal Response to Puerto Rico Debt Washington, June 1

    The case concerned the constitutionality of appointments to a government board charged with restructuring billions of dollars of debt.

  14. Campaign Funds for Judges Warp Criminal Justice, Study Finds Washington, June 1

    Judges in Harris County, Texas, were far more likely to appoint lawyers who had donated to their campaigns to represent poor criminal defendants.

  15. Anti-Lockdown Rebels Don’t Get to Choose Their Own Constitution Op Ed, May 31

    Protesters in Michigan who sought to intimidate the governor and the Legislature with a show of arms aren’t just misreading the Second Amendment.

  16. Supreme Court, in 5-4 Decision, Rejects Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Order Washington, May 30

    A California church argued that restrictions on public gatherings treated houses of worship worse than many businesses.

  17. Trump, Twitter and the First Amendment Letters, May 29

    Readers discuss the president’s attempted crackdown on Twitter. Also: Cate Blanchett and feminism; remembering Larry Kramer; leaving the city in the pandemic; Groucho on college football.

  18. Albert Krieger, a Bulldog of the Criminal Defense Bar, Dies at 96 Obits, May 28

    His clients included John Gotti, Joseph Bonanno, Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” and the defendants in the Wounded Knee siege.

  19. Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Donald Trump Washington, May 28

    Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s.

  20. Legal Shield for Social Media Is Targeted by Trump Business, May 28

    Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Lawmakers have threatened to change it.

  21. Trump Prepares Order to Limit Social Media Companies’ Protections Washington, May 28

    The move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms.

  22. Judge Who Asked Woman if She Closed Her Legs to Prevent Assault Is Removed Express, May 27

    “No witness, alleged victim or litigant should be treated that way in a court of law,” the chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court wrote in the unanimous decision.

  23. Republicans Tried to Suppress the Vote in Florida. And Failed. Editorial, May 26

    Voters overwhelmingly wanted to restore former felons’ voting rights.

  24. Republicans Sue Pelosi to Block House Proxy Voting During Pandemic Washington, May 26

    The suit filed by Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, opens a new front in Republicans’ push to throw suspicion on Democratic efforts to make it easier to vote amid the outbreak.

  25. Supreme Court Refuses to Stop Order to Move Inmates From Virus-Ravaged Prison Washington, May 26

    The court’s action left in place a court order requiring prison officials to move more than 800 older or medically vulnerable prisoners from a facility that has seen nine deaths from Covid-19.

  26. Florida Law Restricting Felon Voting Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules National, May 24

    A federal judge said the law would result in discrimination against felons who cannot afford to pay court fines and fees.

  27. Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Conversion Was a Con Op Ed, May 22

    Norma McCorvey makes a shocking deathbed confession.

  28. Supreme Court Won’t Block Surgery for Transgender Inmate Washington, May 21

    The prisoner, Adree Edmo, said Idaho’s failure to provide the procedure violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

  29. Justice Dept. Unit That Prosecuted Roger Stone Is Reorganized Washington, May 21

    The overhaul of a division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington came at the end of a brief tenure by a longtime adviser to Attorney General William P. Barr.

  30. Storytelling at the Supreme Court Op Ed, May 21

    Two recent cases on religion are about more than the tales they tell.

  31. Trump Judges or Federalist Society Judges? Try Both Op Ed, May 20

    The group says it doesn’t endorse nominees for public office. Say what?

  32. Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Was Paid to Switch Sides, Documentary Says Express, May 19

    Before dying in 2017, Norma McCorvey said she had supported anti-abortion groups only for the money.

  33. Right to Privacy Extends to Foreign Internet Users, German Court Rules Foreign, May 19

    The intelligence services cannot randomly search the digital data of citizens of other countries living abroad, judges said, in a decision welcomed by civil rights activists.

  34. The Right of the People to Protest Lockdown Op Ed, May 19

    Although some states have tried to ban them, anti-lockdown demonstrations are protected by the First Amendment.

  35. Sudan Must Pay Billions to Terrorism Victims, Supreme Court Rules Washington, May 18

    In a unanimous ruling, the court said a 2008 law allowing punitive damages applied retroactively to 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

  36. The Justice Dept.’s Attempt to Drop the Michael Flynn Case, Explained Washington, May 15

    The move is highly unusual and has prompted a judge to appoint an outsider to argue against the department.

  37. With Move to Remote Voting, House Alters What It Means for Congress to Meet Washington, May 15

    The House’s vote on Friday to allow lawmakers to work from afar will fundamentally change how Congress operates.

  38. Appeals Court Allows Emoluments Suit Against Trump to Proceed Washington, May 14

    The court rejected the president’s request to dismiss a case brought by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia regarding his Washington hotel.

  39. Appeals Court Allows Emoluments Suit Against Trump to Proceed Washington, May 14

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond rejected the president’s request to dismiss a case brought by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia regarding his Washington hotel.

  40. Appeals Court Allows Emoluments Suit Against Trump to Proceed Washington, May 14

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond rejected the president’s request to dismiss a case brought by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia regarding his Washington hotel.

  41. A 2-Year-Old TV Series’s Accidental Pandemic Commentary Magazine, May 14

    Watching “Waco” in a season of government-imposed isolation.

  42. States Keep Failing Black People Op Ed, May 13

    The great racial imbalance in Covid-19’s effect and the violent killings of black people are related.

  43. Judge in Flynn Case Renowned for His Independent Streak Washington, May 13

    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan will hear a challenge to the Justice Department’s surprise move to drop charges against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn.

  44. Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order National, May 13

    The decision, by a 4-to-3 majority, was a high-profile challenge of the emergency authority of a statewide official during the coronavirus pandemic.

  45. The Electoral College Is a Confusing Mess Op Ed, May 13

    Even the Supreme Court justices are perplexed.

  46. Supreme Court Seems Ready to Curb ‘Faithless Electors’ Washington, May 13

    Fearing chaos, several justices said states may require members of the Electoral College to vote for the presidential candidates they had promised to support.

  47. Businesses Chafing Under Covid-19 Lockdowns Turn to Armed Defiance National, May 13

    Armed militia-style protesters have helped businesses across Texas defy coronavirus lockdowns and reopen. Protesters say they are enforcing the Constitution.

  48. Supreme Court Hints at Split Decision in Two Cases on Obtaining Trump’s Financial Records Washington, May 12

    A majority of justices seemed skeptical of an effort by three House committees, but they seemed more sympathetic to the argument of the Manhattan district attorney.

  49. Democrats Accuse Conservatives of a ‘Dark Money’ Bid to Influence Judges Investigative, May 12

    A proposal to ban membership among judges in the Federalist Society has set off a partisan battle. The influential group has guided President Trump’s rightward overhaul of the judiciary.

  50. Indiana Attorney General Suspended by State Supreme Court in Groping Case Express, May 11

    Curtis T. Hill Jr., a Republican, had his law license suspended for 30 days after the court found that he inappropriately touched four women at a party in 2018.

  51. Barbara Babcock, a Force for Women in the Law, Dies at 81 Obits, May 11

    She helped Ruth Bader Ginsburg win a federal judgeship. “I would not hold the good job I have today were it not for Barbara,” Justice Ginsburg said.

  52. Skadden Said to Have Paid $11 Million to Settle Ukraine Dispute Washington, May 10

    The law firm paid a former Ukrainian prime minister, Yulia V. Tymoshenko, and an associate to avert a suit over its role in a report justifying her imprisonment by a political rival.

  53. Democrats’ Vote-by-Mail Effort Won in Wisconsin: Will It Work Elsewhere? Politics, May 10

    After winning by a surprising margin in a key Wisconsin judicial race, Democrats are hoping they can replicate the same game plan.

  54. Trump’s Bid to Stand Above the Law Op Ed, May 8

    Next week, the Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue the president’s claim that he has absolute immunity while in office.

  55. Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates Metro, May 7

    Sixty-four children in the state have been hospitalized with a mysterious illness that may be linked to Covid-19, officials said.

  56. The Real Vote Suppression Threat Op Ed, May 7

    The Supreme Court weighs whether Electoral College electors can vote their preference for president rather than the choice of their state.