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  1. Cómo han cambiado las tomas de posesión en Estados Unidos en Español, Today

    La juramentación de los presidentes estadounidenses ha evolucionado un poco desde los días de George Washington.

  2. The Fire Last Time Op Ed, Yesterday

    Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 attack in Oklahoma City spurred legislation that gutted death row inmates’ rights. In the wake of the siege of the Capitol, will we make a similar mistake?

  3. Deborah Rhode, Who Transformed the Field of Legal Ethics, Dies at 68 Obits, Yesterday

    A Stanford professor, she pushed the legal profession to confront the ways it failed clients and to be more inclusive of women.

  4. Senator Hawley’s Canceled Book Deal: No First Amendment Issue Letters, Yesterday

    A reader says publishers aren’t bound by free-speech protections. Also: Remote work; evictions in the pandemic; landlords in a bind.

  5. Who Was the First New President to …? Express, Yesterday

    The inauguration has evolved a bit from George Washington’s day.

  6. ‘Expedited Spree of Executions’ Faced Little Supreme Court Scrutiny Washington, Yesterday

    In its last six months, the Trump administration put more than three times as many prisoners to death as the federal government had in the previous six decades.

  7. N.S.A. Installs Trump Loyalist as Top Lawyer Days Before Biden Takes Office Washington, January 17

    The acting defense secretary ordered the spy agency to appoint Michael Ellis, who has been accused of having a hand in one of the Trump administration’s most contentious legal decisions.

  8. Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump Washington, January 17

    The president’s allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars — and potentially much more — from people seeking pardons.

  9. Shirley Abrahamson, Trailblazing Wisconsin Judge, Dies at 87 Obits, January 15

    The first female chief justice of her state’s Supreme Court, she was on the short list for the U.S. Supreme Court seat that went to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  10. Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators? Op Ed, January 15

    Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt Romneys and fewer Josh Hawleys.

  11. Trump’s Inevitable End Op Ed, January 15

    Finally the world agrees that Trump is exactly the man his fiercest critics said he was. But has the reckoning come too late?

  12. After 2 Impeachments, Giuliani Vows to Continue His Fervor for Trump Washington, January 14

    White House officials are universally angry with Rudolph W. Giuliani and blame him for both of President Trump’s impeachments. But he remains one of few people still willing to join Mr. Trump in the foxhole.

  13. Why Trump Can Be Convicted Even as an Ex-President Op Ed, January 14

    He is the poster child for why such accountability is not just constitutionally permissible but necessary.

  14. Don’t Let Trump’s Second Trial Change the First Amendment Op Ed, January 14

    The House was right to impeach the president, but the legal definition of incitement shouldn’t give way in the process.

  15. A Hall of Fame Lawyer, a ‘Real Housewife’ and a Stunning Fall Business, January 13

    One of the country’s premier “toxic tort” lawyers is accused of misappropriating money from families of victims of the Lion Air crash that led to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max. And that’s just the beginning.

  16. Voto para enjuiciar a Trump: el procedimiento en vivo en Español, January 13

    La Cámara de Representantes está debatiendo y votará para destituir al presidente Trump. A continuación, te contamos cómo verlo.

  17. We Disagree on a Lot. But We Both Think Trump Should Be Convicted. Op Ed, January 13

    There’s no real reason for the Senate not to try him immediately.

  18. How to Watch the Second Trump Impeachment Vote Washington, January 13

    The House will hold a vote on Wednesday to impeach President Trump. Here’s how to follow along.

  19. House Calls on Pence to Remove Trump From Power Video, January 13

    The House of Representatives voted, 223 to 205, on Tuesday night to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to strip President Trump of his powers for inciting a mob to attack the Capitol.

  20. McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump Washington, January 12

    The House formally called on Vice President Mike Pence to move to wrest power from the president, as Republican support built for impeaching him of inciting violence against the nation.

  21. 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.

  22. ¿Donald Trump corre algún riesgo jurídico? en Español, January 12

    Mientras la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos se prepara para presentar una resolución de destitución contra el presidente, expertos legales opinan sobre los riesgos jurídicos de las acciones que realizó antes del asalto al Capitolio.

  23. Military Chiefs Remind Troops of Their Oath After Fallout From Assault on Capitol Washington, January 12

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff told the United States’ armed forces to defend the Constitution and reject extremism in a memo that condemned last week’s violence.

  24. Citing Taylor Swift, Supreme Court Seems Set to Back Nominal Damages Suits Washington, January 12

    Three justices discussed the singer in a case over whether two students could sue their college for violating their First Amendment rights.

  25. Grieving Son’s Death, Maryland Lawmaker Fights to Impeach Trump Washington, January 12

    Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland, lost his 25-year-old son to suicide on New Year’s Eve. Then he survived the mob attack on the Capitol. Now, he leads the impeachment effort.

  26. A Swift Impeachment Plan Podcasts, January 12

    House Democrats have introduced an article against President Trump for “inciting violence against the government of the United States.” What happens next?

  27. Impeachment Isn’t the Only Option Against Trump Op Ed, January 12

    Congress can invoke its constitutional power to bar the president from holding office again.

  28. Was the Constitution a Pro-Slavery Document? Book Review, January 12

    In “The Crooked Path to Abolition,” James Oakes shows how Abraham Lincoln relied on America’s founding texts to chart a path to abolition.

  29. House Sets Impeachment Vote to Charge Trump With Incitement Washington, January 11

    Democrats are planning a Tuesday vote to formally call on the vice president to wrest power from President Trump and a Wednesday impeachment vote if he does not.

  30. The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up Op Ed, January 11

    Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up.

  31. Impeachment Briefing: ‘Incitement of Insurrection’ National, January 11

    House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment charging President Trump over the riot at the Capitol.

  32. Does Trump Face Legal Jeopardy for His Incendiary Speech Before the Riot? Washington, January 11

    The president’s actions just before his supporters’ deadly rampage at the Capitol has created new risks for him.

  33. Does Trump Face Legal Jeopardy for His Incendiary Speech Before the Riot? Washington, January 11

    The president’s actions just before his supporters’ deadly rampage at the Capitol has created new risks for him.

  34. Impeach Trump? Weighing the Pros and Cons Letters, January 11

    “Those who say that impeachment will further divide us, or that impeachment must be delayed to facilitate President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda, are wrong,” one writer says. Others favor use of the 25th Amendment, pardons or a federal inquiry.

  35. Why We Are Introducing an Article of Impeachment Op Ed, January 11

    One of the authors of the impeachment article against President Trump makes his case.

  36. House Moves to Force Trump Out, Vowing Impeachment if Pence Won’t Act Washington, January 10

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to strip President Trump of power, and move to impeach the president if he refused.

  37. Impeach and Convict Trump. Congress Must Defend Itself. Op Ed, January 10

    Trump’s incitement of a riot is a violation of the separation of powers that threatens the foundation of the Republic.

  38. The Narcissist in Chief Brings It All Crashing Down Op Ed, January 10

    An ending as terrible as it was predictable engulfs the president and the country.

  39. Are We Stuck With Trump in the White House? Op Ed, January 9

    Let’s talk about options to remove him, and to change norms.

  40. Can Twitter Legally Bar Trump? The First Amendment Says Yes Washington, January 9

    There are reasons to question the wisdom of recent actions by Twitter in barring President Trump from its site and Simon & Schuster in canceling the publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s book. But the First Amendment is on their side.

  41. Fear Spreads in Minnesota Town as ‘Extremist Group’ Moves to Open Church Express, January 9

    Many residents of Murdock, Minn., said they were horrified that an organization condemned by watchdogs as a white supremacist hate group would open a church. City leaders said they had little choice but to grant a permit.

  42. Democrats Ready Impeachment Charge Against Trump for Inciting Capitol Mob Washington, January 8

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened decisive action against the president for his role in the insurrection against Congress if he refused to resign.

  43. Pelosi Pressed Pentagon on Safeguards to Prevent Trump From Ordering Military Action Washington, January 8

    But short of the cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment or impeaching and convicting the president, it would be unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief, experts note.

  44. Doce días para destituir a un presidente. ¿Es posible? en Español, January 8

    El asalto al Capitolio de Estados Unidos ha provocado un nuevo impulso de los demócratas para someter por segunda vez a juicio político al presidente Trump, quien ha incitado la insurrección. Pero quedan menos de dos semanas de su mandato.

  45. The Aftershocks From the Capitol Attack Letters, January 8

    Readers react to impeachment calls, cabinet resignations and a video from the president.

  46. How to Impeach a President in 12 Days: Here’s What It Would Take Washington, January 8

    The storming of the Capitol has prompted a fresh drive by Democrats to impeach President Trump, who egged on the insurrection, for a second time. But there are less than two weeks left in his term.

  47. ¿Qué es la Vigésima Quinta Enmienda y cómo funciona? en Español, January 8

    Despojar al presidente de Estados Unidos de sus poderes a través de este mecanismo es un proceso sumamente complejo. Esto es lo que debes saber.

  48. Pelosi threatens House could move to impeach Trump if he doesn’t resign ‘immediately.’ Live, January 8

  49. Capitol Attack Leads Democrats to Demand That Trump Leave Office Washington, January 7

    The White House was propelled deeper into crisis as officials resigned in protest and prominent Republicans broke with the president after he incited a mob that assaulted Congress.

  50. Capitol Attack Leads Democrats to Demand That Trump Leave Office Washington, January 7

    The White House was propelled deeper into crisis as officials resigned in protest and prominent Republicans broke with the president after he incited a mob that assaulted Congress.

  51. Democrats Threaten Impeachment if Pence Won’t Act After Capitol Siege Washington, January 7

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could be ready to impeach President Trump again within days if the vice president did not invoke the 25th Amendment to strip his powers.

  52. Democrats Threaten Impeachment if Pence Won’t Act After Capitol Siege Washington, January 7

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could be ready to impeach President Trump again within days if the vice president did not invoke the 25th Amendment to strip his powers.

  53. Did the Capitol Attack Break the President’s Spell? Op Ed, January 7

    Either the beginning of the end for Trump, or America.

  54. Will Trump and His Republican Allies Ever Face Consequences? Op Ed, January 7

    The anti-democratic forces on display at the Capitol on Wednesday will not abate on their own.

  55. The 25th Amendment Can Remove Trump, but We Shouldn’t Stop There Op Ed, January 7

    The magnitude of the current crisis calls for two constitutional measures: the 25th Amendment and impeachment.

  56. Trump Told Crowd ‘You Will Never Take Back Our Country With Weakness’ Washington, January 6

    As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

  57. Trump Told Crowd ‘You Will Never Take Back Our Country With Weakness’ Washington, January 6

    As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

  58. No olvidemos nunca los nombres de quienes intentaron el primer golpe de Estado legislativo en Estados Unidos en Español, January 6

    Esta vez fallaron, pero su deslealtad al país, la Constitución y sus valores es evidente.

  59. Richard Means, Who Fought for Access to the Ballot, Dies at 78 Obits, January 6

    He was a premier election and campaign lawyer and a fixture in Chicago legal circles. He died of Covid-19.

  60. Have Trump’s Lies Wrecked Free Speech? Op Ed, January 6

    A debate has broken out over whether the once-sacrosanct constitutional protection of the First Amendment has become a threat to democracy.

  61. The Electoral College Isn’t Supposed to Work This Way Op Ed, January 6

    The 1887 Electoral Count Act is a clear and present danger to democracy.

  62. Lawyer on Trump Election Call Quits Firm After Uproar Washington, January 5

    The law firm, Foley & Lardner, had distanced itself from Cleta Mitchell after a recording of the call revealed she helped the president pressure Georgia elections officials.

  63. Never Forget the Names of These Republicans Attempting a Coup Op Ed, January 5

    This time they’ll fail. But their disloyalty to America is clear.

  64. Lawyer on Trump Election Call Quits Firm After Uproar Washington, January 5

    The law firm, Foley & Lardner, had distanced itself from Cleta Mitchell after a recording of the call revealed she helped the president pressure Georgia elections officials.

  65. Republicans Plan to Force at Least Three Votes to Invalidate Biden’s Election Washington, January 5

    The challenges will transform the normally routine electoral count by Congress into an hourslong spectacle that has already divided Republicans, who are all but certain to fail to change the results.

  66. Pence’s Choice: Side With the Constitution or His Boss Washington, January 4

    The vice president will preside on Wednesday when Congress convenes to ratify Joe Biden’s victory. President Trump still seems to hold out hope that his loyal No. 2 could change the outcome.

  67. Trump Lawyer on Call Is a Conservative Firebrand Aiding His Push to Overturn Election Washington, January 4

    Cleta Mitchell had been quietly helping President Trump’s attempt to subvert the election results when the recording of him pressuring Georgia elections officials was revealed.

  68. Why Congress Should Impeach Trump Again Op Ed, January 4

    And this time, he should be convicted. The country cannot risk his becoming president again.

  69. We Are the ‘Exonerated 5.’ What Happened to Us Isn’t Past, It’s Present. Op Ed, January 4

    Deceptive interrogations and false confessions are all too common. New York can stop them.

  70. A Covid-19 Relief Fund Was Only for Black Residents. Then Came the Lawsuits. National, January 3

    Oregon earmarked $62 million to explicitly benefit Black individuals and business owners. Now some of the money is in limbo after lawsuits alleging racial discrimination.

  71. My Joe Biden Story Op Ed, December 31

    In a career as a journalist, I had never encountered a politician like him.

  72. The Year in Charts Op Ed, December 31

    A tour of the major trends, from Covid-19 spread to political polarization, that affected Americans this year.

  73. How Richard Jewell’s Lawyer Became a Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist Politics, December 29

    The defamation lawyer L. Lin Wood has transformed into a fierce advocate for President Trump whose error-riddled lawsuits have promoted falsehoods about election fraud.

  74. Will Pence Do the Right Thing? Op Ed, December 29

    On Jan. 6, the vice president will preside as Congress counts the Electoral College’s votes. Let’s hope that he doesn’t do the unthinkable — and unconstitutional.

  75. Will Pence Do the Right Thing? Op Ed, December 29

    On Jan. 6, the vice president will preside as Congress counts the Electoral College’s votes. Let’s hope that he doesn’t do the unthinkable — and unconstitutional.

  76. Joseph Bachelder III, Engineer of the Golden Parachute, Dies at 88 Obits, December 28

    As a lawyer he used computerized statistical analyses when negotiating chief executives’ exit packages, to demonstrate why they deserved a gilded send-off.

  77. Diez pasos para tratar de evitar que te desalojen en Español, December 28

    La ayuda en cada localidad de Estados Unidos varía. Pero aquí te presentamos cómo conseguir ayuda o ayudarte a ti mismo.

  78. Wrestling With Complicity in the Trump Administration Letters, December 28

    Readers, reacting to an Op-Ed by a former Justice Department lawyer about her ethical conflicts, offer both censure and sympathy.

  79. A Cheerleader’s Vulgar Message Prompts a First Amendment Showdown Washington, December 28

    A Pennsylvania school district has asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether students may be disciplined for what they say on social media.

  80. For a Civil Rights Hero, 90, a New Battle Unfolds on His Childhood Street Politics, December 25

    Before he defended Rosa Parks and became a leading legal force, Fred Gray grew up on an avenue named for Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Ala. Now a push is underway for a new name for the street: Mr. Gray’s.

  81. 5 Unforgettable Conversations From the Events Team News Desk, December 23

    Whether they broke down the news or broke up the day, The Times’s live discussions, demonstrations and performances this year offered audiences something rare: a sense of connection.

  82. Will Trump Force Principled Conservatives to Start Their Own Party? I Hope So Op Ed, December 22

    American politics will be shaped by the influence of the monarch of Mar-a-Lago.

  83. Will Trump Force Principled Conservatives to Start Their Own Party? I Hope So Op Ed, December 22

    American politics will be shaped by the influence of the monarch of Mar-a-Lago.

  84. Court Extends Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Term as Inauguration Nears Metro, December 22

    A quirk of legal timing had left Audrey Strauss’s tenure as acting head of the Southern District of New York set to expire just before the end of the Trump administration.

  85. Trump’s Loss, the Republic’s Win Letters, December 21

    Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay about the important role of “civic virtue.”

  86. I’m Haunted by What I Did as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice Department Op Ed, December 20

    No matter our intentions, lawyers like me were complicit. We owe the country our honesty about what we saw — and should do in the future.

  87. 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?

  88. 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.