T/law

  1. Judge Cannon and JD Vance Are on the Same Team Editorial, Yesterday

    Precedent and the rule of law? Not if it gets in the way.

  2. Trump Appeals $454 Million Fraud Judgment, Saying It Was Excessive Metro, Yesterday

    Lawyers for Donald J. Trump challenged the judgment handed down by Justice Arthur F. Engoron, who found that Mr. Trump had conspired to manipulate his net worth to receive favorable terms on loans.

  3. Judge Who Threatened to Shoot Black Teens Should Be Removed, Panel Says Metro, July 22

    Justice Erin P. Gall of upstate New York engaged in a “racially offensive, profane” diatribe after people crashed a large party she was attending, a disciplinary body found.

  4. I Was a White House Doctor. Presidents Should Have to Take Cognitive Tests. Op Ed, July 21

    We need to rethink how we assess and evaluate physical and mental fitness for the presidency.

  5. Pro-Lifers Helped Bring Trump to Power. Why Has He Abandoned Us? Op Ed, July 19

    Roe is history, but abortion hasn’t ended.

  6. Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Student Loan Repayment Plan, Causing Uncertainty Business, July 18

    Eight million borrowers who are enrolled in the plan, known as SAVE, are left in limbo after a series of rulings tied to two lawsuits brought by Republican-led states.

  7. Missouri Supreme Court Clears Release of Woman Who Spent 43 Years in Prison Express, July 18

    Sandra Hemme, 64, was sentenced to life in prison in 1981 for the killing of a library worker. Her case was recently overturned after new evidence established her innocence.

  8. Democrats in Disarray Over Biden Letters, July 18

    Readers discuss growing pressure for him to step aside and an essay by Bernie Sanders supporting him. Also: God and Trump; a raised fist; the First Amendment.

  9. Lo que Trump 2.0 podría significar para el medio ambiente En español, July 18

    Si Donald Trump vuelve a la Casa Blanca, probablemente enfrentaría menos obstáculos legales y burocráticos para rehacer drásticamente la Agencia de Protección Ambiental.

  10. When the Taliban Took Kabul, She Fled, and Made a New Life in New York Metro, July 18

    Nargis Baran was a rising legal star in Afghanistan. She became a target once the government fell.

  11. Usha Vance, J.D. Vance’s Wife, Entered the Spotlight. It’s an Unfamiliar Role. Politics, July 18

    The couple met while attending Yale Law School. Republicans hope Ms. Vance, the daughter of Indian immigrants, will become the second lady.

  12. Promise of a Changed U.K. Comes Wrapped in Royal Tradition Foreign, July 17

    From plans to tackle climate change to ending the role of hereditary legislators, the ceremonial King’s Speech showcased the progressive priorities of Britain’s Labour government.

  13. Herbert Hoelter, Prison Consultant to the Rich and Infamous, Dies at 73 Obits, July 16

    He helped Martha Stewart, Leona Helmsley, Michael Milken and other white-collar criminals win lighter sentences, and prepared them for life in prison.

  14. What Trump 2.0 Could Mean for the Environment Climate, July 16

    If Donald Trump returns to the White House, he would likely face fewer legal and bureaucratic obstacles to dramatically remake the E.P.A.

  15. The July 15 Thepoint live blog included one standalone post:
  16. The July 15 Trump Documents Case Dismissed live blog included one standalone post:
  17. After Eight Turbulent Years, A.C.L.U.’s Legal Director to Step Down Washington, July 15

    As the Supreme Court veered to the right, David D. Cole oversaw hundreds of lawsuits against the Trump administration and helped secure more wins than losses before the justices.

  18. Abe Krash, Who Fought for a Constitutional Right to Counsel, Dies at 97 Obits, July 13

    He provided the research and drafts that helped bring about the Supreme Court’s landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision in 1963.

  19. The 4 Ways I See This Going With Trump Op Ed, July 13

    He is closer than ever to a second term, but what that would bring remains unclear.

  20. The Supreme Court Is Gaslighting Us All Editorial, July 12

    But the conservative justices can’t distance themselves from the significant damage they have caused.

  21. ‘Twice Colonized’ Review: Untangling the Personal and Political Weekend, July 11

    This documentary follows a renowned Inuit activist over seven years, making sense of the ways in which racism and impoverishment can abrade one’s sense of self.

  22. City Illegally Fined Woman Over Profane Political Yard Sign, U.S. Judge Rules Express, July 10

    A federal judge in Tennessee said that it was unconstitutional for the City of Lakeland, Tenn., to fine Julie Pereira for the sign she posted expressing disapproval of President Biden and Donald J. Trump.

  23. The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Perverting the 14th Amendment Op Ed, July 9

    There’s nothing particularly “moderate” about the new Republican platform.

  24. Federal Judge in Alaska Resigns Amid Accusations of Sexual Harassment National, July 9

    Joshua Kindred was asked to leave his post after a committee of judges found his chambers to be a hostile and sexualized work environment.

  25. A Wall Street Law Firm Wants to Define Consequences of Israel Protests Business, July 8

    Sullivan & Cromwell is requiring job applicants to explain their participation in protests. Critics see the policy as a way to silence speech about the war.

  26. Biden Campaign Ad Targets Trump on Abortion Politics, July 8

    After President Biden’s rocky answer on abortion at the debate, his campaign has ramped up its messaging on Donald Trump’s role in overturning Roe v. Wade and his policy stances.

  27. The Most Interesting Justice on the Supreme Court Is Also the Loneliest Op Ed, July 8

    Justice Amy Coney Barrett has found her voice.

  28. Martin Stolar, Lawyer Who Fought for Social Justice, Dies at 81 Obits, July 7

    His clients included antiwar protesters and terror suspects. His practice “not only defended needy people, it propelled social movements,” a colleague said.

  29. Party Time: Dos, Don’ts and So-Whats Letters, July 7

    Readers take issue with advice in a guide to party etiquette. Also: Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump; occupational therapy for older New Yorkers.

  30. What Happened to the Originalism of the Originalists? Op Ed, July 7

    In both Trump cases the liberal dissenters are more originalist than the conservative majority.

  31. Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Republican-Backed Abortion Regulations National, July 5

    The rulings were the latest blow for abortion opponents in Kansas, where abortion protections in the State Constitution have vexed Republicans for years.

  32. Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Ballot Drop Boxes Can Again Be Used National, July 5

    The decision by the court’s liberal majority, delivered four months before the November election, reverses a ruling by conservative jurists two years ago.

  33. A Principled Supreme Court, Unnerved by Trump Op Ed, July 5

    Most of the court’s decisions were principled and sound — most, but unfortunately not all.

  34. Legal Conservatives’ Long Game: Amp Up Presidential Power but Kneecap Federal Agencies Washington, July 4

    Blockbuster decisions by the Supreme Court’s Republican-appointed supermajority — expanding one kind of executive branch authority while undercutting another — were no contradiction.

  35. Architects of the Trump Supreme Court See Culmination of Conservative Push Washington, July 3

    For Donald F. McGahn II, the former White House counsel, and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican, sweeping anti-regulatory rulings are the big payoff of their drive to reshape the federal courts.

  36. The Uproar Over the Immunity Ruling Letters, July 2

    Lawyers and other readers discuss the landmark Supreme Court decision. Also: A ruling on corruption; doctors and abortion bans; religion in public schools.

  37. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cases on High-Powered Rifles and Disarming Felons Washington, July 2

    The court, which issued two major decisions on guns in the term that ended Monday, does not seem ready to return to the subject.

  38. Giuliani Disbarred From the Practice of Law in New York Metro, July 2

    Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and a longtime ally of Donald J. Trump, was at the center of the former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

  39. The Supreme Court Made a ‘Monumentally Awful’ Decision Op Ed, July 2

    Presidential immunity never existed in America. Until now.

  40. The Supreme Court Creates a Lawless Presidency Op Ed, July 2

    It is increasingly clear that this court sees itself as something other than a participant in our democratic system.

  41. The First Amendment Is Out of Control Op Ed, July 2

    Big Tech is increasingly safe from government regulation.

  42. At 30, She Died in Childbirth. It Shredded Her Brooklyn Family. Metro, July 2

    Christine Fields’s family was tight-knit. But after she died in childbirth, grief and the prospect of a multimillion-dollar settlement threatened to tear it apart.

  43. La Corte Suprema le da un pase libre a Trump y a futuros presidentes En español, July 2

    El principio básico de que los presidentes no están por encima de la ley se ha dejado de lado, lo que se traduce en un paso hacia la monarquía

  44. The Supreme Court Gives a Free Pass to Trump and Future Presidents Editorial, July 1

    In a step toward monarchy, the bedrock principle that presidents are not above the law has been set aside.

  45. The Trump Decision Reveals Deep Rot in the System Op Ed, July 1

    Instead of delivering a judgment many months ago and allowing the trial to proceed, the justices gave Trump the gift of delay piled upon delay.

  46. Contentious Court Rulings: Immunity, Regulation and the Homeless Letters, July 1

    Readers discuss some of the major decisions at the end of the court’s term.

  47. Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Tech Platforms’ Free Speech Rights Washington, July 1

    The justices unanimously returned two cases, which concerned state laws that supporters said were aimed at “Silicon Valley censorship,” to lower courts. Critics had said the laws violated the sites’ First Amendment rights.

  48. Supreme Court Extends Time Frame for Challenges to Regulations Washington, July 1

    The ruling could amplify the impact of a separate decision overturning the Chevron doctrine, which had required courts to defer to executive agencies’ interpretations of statutes.

  49. Pay for Lawyers Is So High People Are Comparing It to the N.B.A. Business, July 1

    Enormous pay packages are popping up for top lawyers, especially those favored by well-heeled private equity clients.

  50. The Imperial Supreme Court Op Ed, June 29

    The court swept aside a precedent that endangers countless regulations — and transfers power from the executive branch to Congress and the courts.

  51. A String of Supreme Court Decisions Hits Hard at Environmental Rules Climate, June 29

    Four cases backed by conservative activists in recent years have combined to diminish the power of the Environmental Protection Agency.

  52. How a Trump-Beating, #MeToo Legal Legend Lost Her Firm Sunday Business, June 29

    Roberta Kaplan’s work as a lawyer made her a hero to the left. But behind the scenes, she was known for her poor treatment of colleagues.

  53. Student Loan Payments Paused for 3 Million in SAVE Program Business, June 28

    The Education Department said it would put the borrowers in forbearance while it recalculated their payments to comply with recent court rulings.

  54. A Dark Day for Democrats Washington, June 28

    The combination of President Biden’s debate performance and adverse Supreme Court rulings left Democrats reeling and in despair with elections not far off.

  55. Texas Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gender Transition Care for Minors National, June 28

    The all-Republican court voted 8 to 1 to leave in effect a law enacted last year during a wave of legislation targeting transgender rights.

  56. The Supreme Court Thinks That by Arguing More, We Can Be Less Divided Op Ed, June 28

    Everyone in our system, including judges and members of Congress, will be nudged to do their proper constitutional work.

  57. Regulatory Agencies Suffered Their Latest Blow in Chevron Ruling Washington, June 28

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority has made it easier to sue agencies and get their rules struck down.

  58. The June 28 Supreme Court Chevron live blog included two standalone posts:
  59. Banks Stand to Benefit From the Supreme Court Decision on the Chevron Doctrine Washington, June 28

    The ruling will amplify a shift already underway in the lower courts, which have in recent years been receptive to lawsuits challenging financial regulators’ actions.

  60. Here’s What the Court’s Chevron Ruling Could Mean in Everyday Terms Climate, June 28

    The decision is expected to prompt a rush of litigation challenging regulations across the entire federal government, from food safety to the environment.

  61. Justices Limit Power of Federal Agencies, Imperiling an Array of Regulations Washington, June 28

    A foundational 1984 decision had required courts to defer to agencies’ reasonable interpretations of ambiguous statutes, underpinning regulations on health care, safety and the environment.

  62. Supreme Court’s Abortion Rulings May Set the Stage for More Restrictions Washington, June 28

    The court’s strategy of avoidance and delay cannot last and may have been shaped by a desire to avoid controversy in an election year.

  63. La Corte Suprema rechaza impugnación republicana a que el gobierno de Biden contacte a empresas de redes sociales En español, June 28

    El caso, uno de varios que se centran en cómo se aplica la Primera Enmienda a las plataformas tecnológicas, fue desestimado porque los demandantes carecían de pruebas para legitimar sus reclamos.

  64. Lo que viene para el plan de reembolso de préstamos estudiantiles de Biden En español, June 27

    El plan basado en los ingresos conocido como SAVE tiene más de ocho millones de beneficiarios inscritos. El Departamento de Educación está evaluando los fallos judiciales.

  65. Again Curbing Regulatory Agencies, Supreme Court Rejects S.E.C.’s Tribunals Washington, June 27

    Common in executive agencies, such tribunals hear enforcement actions without juries — a practice the court’s conservative supermajority said violated the Constitution.

  66. Prominent Lawyer Roberta Kaplan Departs Firm After Clash With Colleagues Business, June 27

    The well-connected attorney, who founded a powerhouse firm at the dawn of the #MeToo era, has faced complaints that she mistreated and insulted other lawyers.

  67. Vermont Man Arrested After Giving Trooper Middle Finger Gets $175,000 Express, June 26

    The state and the arresting officer settled a case with a man who argued that he had been exercising his First Amendment rights.

  68. What Happens to Biden’s Student Loan Repayment Plan Now? Business, June 26

    More than eight million borrowers are enrolled in the income-driven plan known as SAVE. The Education Department is assessing the rulings.

  69. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Biden Administration’s Contacts With Social Media Companies Washington, June 26

    The case, one of several this term on how the First Amendment applies to technology platforms, was dismissed on the ground that the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue.

  70. The Supreme Court Steps Back From the Edge Op Ed, June 26

    It’s impossible to see the court’s decision upholding a law disarming domestic abusers as anything but an exercise in institutional self-preservation.

  71. How Can Biden Win the Debate? Trump? Five Tips for Each Candidate. Op Ed, June 26

    Two political experts weigh in on what it might take to succeed.

  72. El debate sobre el aborto en EE. UU. cambia mientras se acercan las elecciones En español, June 25

    Dos años después de la anulación de Roe contra Wade, la conversación se ha enfocado en las complicaciones que pueden conllevar el embarazo y la fertilidad, lo que ha contribuido a aumentar el apoyo al derecho al aborto.

  73. Assange’s Plea Deal Sets a Chilling Precedent, but It Could Have Been Worse Washington, June 25

    The deal brings an ambiguous end to a legal saga that has jeopardized the ability of journalists to report on military, intelligence or diplomatic information that officials deem secret.

  74. Oklahoma Supreme Court Says No to State Funding for a Religious Charter School National, June 25

    In a closely watched case, Oklahoma’s highest court blocked what was set to become the nation’s first religious charter school. An appeal is likely.

  75. Judges Block Parts of Biden’s Student Loan Repayment Plan Business, June 25

    A part of the SAVE plan that would have cut monthly bills for millions of borrowers starting on July 1 was put on hold.

  76. Germany Cannot Shift Covid Funds to Climate Projects, Court Rules Business, November 15

    The decision could rip a hole in Berlin’s budget and complicate the transition to a greener economy.

  77. Supreme Court to Hear N.R.A.’s Free Speech Case Against New York Official Washington, November 3

    The case is the second one this term asking the justices to decide when government activity crosses the line to become coercion forbidden by the First Amendment.

  78. Appeals Court Rules White House Overstepped 1st Amendment on Social Media Business, September 9

    A Fifth Circuit panel partly upheld restrictions on the Biden administration’s communications with online platforms about their content.

  79. How Might the Government Avoid Default? Biden Offers Clues. Washington, May 10

    After making little progress with Republican leaders at the White House on Tuesday, the president previewed two possible endgames to resolve a debt-limit standoff.

  80. Video Testimony in the Covid Era Faces a Constitutional Test Washington, March 20

    Two criminal defendants have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether remote testimony against them violated the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause.

  81. Supreme Court Hints That It May Duck Two Big Cases Washington, March 7

    Recent orders suggest that the justices are thinking of dismissing cases involving the “independent state legislature” theory and Title 42, an immigration measure imposed during the pandemic.

  82. Supreme Court Cancels Arguments in Title 42 Immigration Case Washington, February 16

    The justices, who had been set to hear arguments on March 1, acted after the Biden administration filed a brief saying that the measure would soon be moot.

  83. Back on the Bench to Announce Opinions, Supreme Court Rules Against a Veteran Washington, January 23

    The unanimous ruling was the first one summarized by a justice since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and an indication that the court is off to a slow start this term.

  84. Chief Justice Roberts Briefly Halts Decision Banning Border Expulsions Washington, December 19

    At issue is Title 42, a public health measure invoked by the Trump administration during the pandemic to block migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

  85. Supreme Court to Hear Student Debt Forgiveness Case U.S., December 1

    The justices left in place an injunction blocking the Biden administration’s authority to forgive up to $20,000 in debt per borrower.

  86. How the Right Became the Left and the Left Became the Right Op Ed, November 2

    A pair of prominent headlines highlights the reversals.

  87. Sorry, Summer Styles, July 20

    We all know what happened with summer 2020. Then 2021 was dampened by Delta. This year, any anticipated return to revelry has been hampered by … *waves hands at everything.* Is there hope for enjoying the once fun season?

  88. Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns? Business, July 19

    School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.

  89. Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns? Business, July 19

    School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.

  90. Why Is the Supreme Court So Secretive? Letters, May 10

    Readers call for more openness and discuss judicial restraint and the justices’ religious beliefs. Also: Mask decisions; Twitter’s dark side; skipping school.