1. Can the State of the Union Match ‘White Lotus’? Editorial, Today

    Who will cause trouble? Who will surprise us? And who will come away liking what Joe Biden is selling?

  2. On North Carolina’s Supreme Court, G.O.P. Justices Move to Reconsider Democratic Rulings National, Today

    The court’s new majority will rehear two major voting rights cases decided two months ago. The rare move heightens the debate over partisan influences on state courts.

  3. Trump Likened to Mob Boss John Gotti in Ex-Prosecutor’s New Book Metro, February 3

    Mark F. Pomerantz, who resigned from the Manhattan district attorney’s office last year, wrote that he had pursued a racketeering case against the former president.

  4. Corporate Lawyer’s Unlikely Mission: Defend and ‘Humanize’ a Hated Terrorist Foreign, February 3

    Stanislas Eskenazi volunteered with Brussels’ legal aid service, typically helping petty criminals. But now he is representing Belgium’s most-wanted man.

  5. Former High-Profile Lawyer Is Charged With Embezzling More Than $18 Million Express, February 2

    Tom Girardi, who was part of the legal team representing the environmental activist Erin Brockovich, was indicted in two states on charges that he stole from clients, prosecutors said.

  6. Australia Won’t Put King Charles on Its 5-Dollar Bill Foreign, February 2

    The bill had long featured Queen Elizabeth II, but officials said the bank note would be redesigned to focus on Indigenous history. That has rekindled the debate about republicanism in Australia.

  7. Australia Is Removing the British Monarch From Its 5-Dollar Bill World, February 2

    The plan, which includes redesigning the bank note to focus on Indigenous history, has rekindled the debate about republicanism in Australia.

  8. Ben Crump has represented the families of Tyre Nichols, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and more. National, February 1

    The killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in a suburb of Orlando, Fla., catapulted Mr. Crump into the spotlight.

  9. Allan A. Ryan, Dogged Pursuer of Nazi Collaborators, Dies at 77 Obits, February 1

    As the director of the U.S. Office of Special Investigations, he identified and prosecuted dozens of former camp guards and other henchmen.

  10. At the Supreme Court, Ethics Questions Over a Spouse’s Business Ties Investigative, January 31

    The chief justice’s wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, has made millions in her career recruiting lawyers to prominent law firms, some of which have business before the court. Now, a letter sent to Congress claims that may present a conflict of interest...

  11. Trump’s Well-Worn Legal Playbook Starts to Look Frayed Washington, January 31

    The former president’s familiar tactics of defiance, counterattacks and delays appear less successful than ever as investigations and court proceedings against him grind on.

  12. Johnson & Johnson’s Attempt to Contain Talc-Related Liabilities Is Rebuffed Business, January 30

    The company faces some 40,000 plaintiffs that claim its baby powder caused cancer.

  13. Hay excepciones a la mayoría de las prohibiciones del aborto en EE. UU., pero se conceden pocas Interactive, January 30

    Las víctimas de violación y las pacientes con embarazos complicados se enfrentan a las restricciones de las leyes estatales sobre el aborto.

  14. A Volatile Tool Emerges in the Abortion Battle: State Constitutions National, January 29

    Many of the legal arguments seeking to overturn abortion bans rely on rights provided by the states, and how they are interpreted by state supreme courts.

  15. MC Millaray, la rapera adolescente mapuche que pide derechos indígenas con su música en Español, January 27

    La estrella en ascenso de la música en Chile tiene 16 años y utiliza sus rimas punzantes para transmitir cinco siglos de lucha del mayor grupo indígena del país.

  16. Teenage Rapper, Rooted in Mapuche Identity, Roars for Indigenous Rights Foreign, January 27

    MC Millaray, 16, an emerging music star in Chile, uses her fierce lyrics to convey five centuries of struggles by the country’s largest Indigenous group against European colonizers.

  17. The January 26 Gun Control live blog included one standalone post:
  18. During George Floyd Protests, 2 Lawyers’ Futures Went Up in Flames Metro, January 26

    Colinford Mattis, who was sentenced Thursday, and Urooj Rahman burned a police car. They lost their licenses to practice law. He may lose his foster children.

  19. Temple Grandin and the Power of Visual Thinking Letters, January 25

    Readers agree with Ms. Grandin that it is often undervalued. Also: Kevin McCarthy’s vindictive move; action on climate change; the Supreme Court leak.

  20. 2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy Politics, January 25

    The election for a swing seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has huge policy stakes for the battleground state. Cash is pouring in, and some of the candidates have shed any pretense of judicial neutrality.

  21. Alec Baldwin Didn’t Have to Talk to the Police. Neither Do You. Op Ed, January 25

    Even innocent people can inadvertently make themselves seem guilty.

  22. 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.

  23. Murdaugh Goes on Trial Over Murder of Wife and Son National, January 23

    The trial of Alex Murdaugh begins on Monday, the centerpiece of a twisted tale of two fatal shootings and the downfall of a South Carolina legal dynasty.

  24. The Constitution Has a 155-Year-Old Answer to the Debt Ceiling Op Ed, January 23

    Congress has to get serious about the 14th Amendment. So does President Biden.

  25. ‘We Are on the Right Side of History,’ Harris Says on Roe’s 50th Anniversary Washington, January 22

    The vice president said the Biden administration was “fighting back” against reproductive health restrictions by directing several federal agencies to explore how to support access to the abortion pill.

  26. Netanyahu Fires a Top Minister to Comply With a Supreme Court Ruling Foreign, January 22

    Aryeh Deri, who has a conviction for tax fraud, was deemed unfit to serve in the government, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a legal and political predicament.

  27. Early Abortion Looks Nothing Like What You’ve Been Told Op Ed, January 22

    We are primary care physicians who perform abortions. This fall, we published images of early pregnancy tissue. People were shocked by what they saw.

  28. Women’s March Holds Nationwide Rallies on 50th Anniversary of Roe National, January 22

    The annual march, which was started in 2017 as a reaction to the election of President Donald J. Trump, this year focused on abortion rights.

  29. Inside the Supreme Court Inquiry: Seized Phones, Affidavits and Distrust Investigative, January 21

    An investigation of the abortion opinion leak was meant to right the institution amid a slide in public confidence. Instead, employees say, it deepened suspicions and caused disillusionment.

  30. Most Abortion Bans Include Exceptions. In Practice, Few Are Granted. Interactive, January 21

    Rape victims and patients with complicated pregnancies are confronting the limits of state abortion laws.

  31. Supreme Court’s Inquiry Into Leak Included Interviews With Justices Washington, January 20

    But the justices were not asked to sign sworn affidavits, unlike law clerks and other employees, the court’s marshal said.

  32. Did the Supreme Court’s Leak Investigation Let the Justices Off the Hook? Op Ed, January 20

    What may result from the report is increased suspicion of the justices themselves.

  33. Top Law Firm Advising FTX on Bankruptcy Can Keep Its Job, Judge Says Business, January 20

    Sullivan & Cromwell was under attack for a potential conflict of interest tied to its work for the crypto exchange before the bankruptcy.

  34. March for Life Kicks Off in Washington, Setting the Stage for New Ideas National, January 20

    The annual anti-abortion gathering to protest Roe v. Wade is the first since the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion.

  35. After Dobbs, Republicans Wrestle With What It Means to Be Anti-Abortion Politics, January 20

    Activists are pushing for tougher abortion restrictions, while politicians fear turning off swing voters who don’t support strict limits like a national ban.

  36. You Can Let Republicans Destroy the Economy, or You Can Call Their Bluff Op Ed, January 20

    The 14th Amendment offers a blueprint for tearing down the debt ceiling.

  37. The Next Phase of the Abortion Fight Is Happening Right Now in New York Op Ed, January 20

    New York should try to protect doctors sending pills through the mail.

  38. Judge Orders Trump and Lawyer to Pay Nearly $1 Million for Bogus Suit Washington, January 20

    After the scathing ruling, the former president also dropped a lawsuit against New York’s attorney general that had been pending before the same judge.

  39. Supreme Court Says It Hasn’t Identified Person Who Leaked Draft Abortion Opinion Washington, January 19

    The leak of the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, published by Politico in May, was an extraordinary breach of the court’s usual secrecy.

  40. John Eastman Is Unbowed as Investigations Proliferate Washington, January 19

    A legal reckoning awaits a chief architect of Donald Trump’s effort to reverse his election loss. But in Mr. Eastman’s telling, he was far from a criminal.

  41. ‘Will We Keep Marching?’ On Roe’s 50th Anniversary, Abortion Opponents Reach a Crossroads National, January 19

    The March for Life, held each year for a half-century, should be a celebration now that Roe v. Wade has fallen. Instead, anti-abortion activists are split over what comes next.

  42. Supreme Court Poised to Reconsider Key Tenets of Online Speech Business, January 19

    The cases could significantly affect the power and responsibilities of social media platforms.

  43. Kamala Harris to Speak in Florida on 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Washington, January 19

    She will contrast the Biden administration’s efforts with Republicans across the country who have tried to curtail access to abortion and some forms of contraception since the ruling was overturned.

  44. Supreme Court Again Rejects Request to Block New York Gun Law Washington, January 18

    The latest emergency application came from several firearms dealers who said recent state laws violated the Second Amendment and conflicted with federal law.

  45. Does the War Over Abortion Have a Future? Op Ed, January 18

    The issue is no longer a political hammer for the right.

  46. LaSalle Is Rejected by New York Senate Panel in a 10-9 Vote Metro, January 18

    Gov. Kathy Hochul’s choice of Justice Hector LaSalle to become the state’s top judge caused an intraparty Democratic battle that divided a judicial hearing on Wednesday.

  47. I Was on the Church Committee. The New Republican Version Is an Outrage. Op Ed, January 17

    The new committee seems designed to prevent law enforcement and intelligence agencies from enforcing the law.

  48. Choosing Their Battles Book Review, January 17

    Felicia Kornbluh’s “A Woman’s Life Is a Human Life” is the story of two reproductive rights activists who lived on the same floor of the same New York building but, in an echo of larger patterns in the movement, never joined forces.

  49. At Rikers, Piling Up Sick Days While Investigating Sick-Leave Abuse Metro, January 16

    A number of investigators responsible for cracking down on jail officers who lie about being sick have themselves been absent from work for significant periods.

  50. Lawyers Barred by Madison Square Garden Found a Way Back In Business, January 16

    MSG Entertainment resorted to facial recognition technology to kick out legal foes, but some have undermined the ban using a law passed to protect theater critics in 1941.

  51. A Colossal Off-Year Election in Wisconsin Interactive, January 16

    Arguably the most important election of 2023 is Wisconsin's pivotal Supreme Court race.

  52. Alfred T. Goodwin, Judge in Pledge of Allegiance Case, Dies at 99 Obits, January 15

    He ruled the pledge unconstitutional because the words “under God” violated the separation of church and state. The Supreme Court reversed the ruling.

  53. An Issue in the Abortion Debate: The Beginning of Human Life Letters, January 14

    Readers weigh in on a fraught question that touches on biology, politics, religion and philosophy.

  54. ‘Based on a True Story’ (Except the Parts That Aren’t) Business, January 14

    The entertainment genre of historical drama is flourishing — and riddled with inaccuracies. The untrue parts are leading to more public spats and lawsuits.

  55. Trump’s Company Gets Maximum Punishment for Evading Taxes Metro, January 13

    The Trump Organization must pay $1.6 million for giving executive off-the-books benefits and pay.

  56. William Consovoy Dies at 48; Took Conservative Cases to Supreme Court Obits, January 12

    He argued against affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act and represented former President Trump in fighting the release of his tax returns.

  57. Was Yeshiva University Entitled to $230 Million in Public Funds? Metro, January 11

    The Modern Jewish Orthodox school refuses to recognize an L.G.B.T.Q. student club, arguing in court that it is a religious institution.

  58. Lawyers Who Investigated Trump Start Firm to Combat Threats to Democracy Metro, January 11

    Mark F. Pomerantz, Carey R. Dunne and Michele Roberts, the former head of the N.B.A. players union, will launch a pro bono law firm, the Free and Fair Litigation Group.

  59. Supreme Court Leaves New York’s Gun Law in Place for Now Washington, January 11

    The law, enacted in response to a decision in June striking down a restrictive gun control law, imposed new requirements on carrying guns in public.

  60. The Elections That Will Matter in 2023 Politics, January 10

    Among the races to watch are governors’ contests in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi and mayoral elections in Chicago and Philadelphia.

  61. Supreme Court Evaluates Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege Washington, January 9

    The justices struggled to decide how to deal with documents that include both legal and business advice.

  62. Judge Blocks Much of New Jersey Law Limiting Guns in Public Metro, January 9

    The temporary order by Judge Renée Marie Bumb permits licensed handgun owners to carry weapons in nightclubs, theaters, arenas, racetracks and museums, among other places.

  63. Is Encouraging Unauthorized Immigration Free Speech or a Felony? Washington, January 9

    The Supreme Court will decide whether a 1986 law that makes it a crime to urge people to stay in the United States unlawfully can be squared with the First Amendment.

  64. Joyce Meskis, Bookseller Who Defended Readers’ Rights, Dies at 80 Obits, January 7

    Her Denver bookstore, the Tattered Cover, was among the country’s best, and she often found herself in the midst of First Amendment fights.

  65. What Went Unsaid in the Chief Justice’s Report on the Judiciary Op Ed, January 7

    Chief Justice John Roberts did not mention any of the many issues that swirled around the court last year.

  66. A Promising New Path to Protect Abortion Access Editorial, January 7

    States can enshrine a constitutional right that the Supreme Court eliminated.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

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

    A pair of prominent headlines highlights the reversals.

  70. 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?

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

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

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

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

  73. 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.