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  1. Dress Well and Speak Softly: How Black Professionals Counter Bias at Work Express, Today

    Doctors, lawyers and others described the steps that people of color must take to avoid unwarranted suspicion and bolster their credibility.

  2. Trump’s Judicial Nominees Take Heat but Largely Keep Marching Through Senate Washington, Yesterday

    Some have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn’t necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench.

  3. Birthright Citizenship in Ireland Letters, December 9

    A reader says Ireland has a stake in restoring the right.

  4. Maryland and District of Columbia Seek Business Records Related to Trump Hotel Washington, December 4

    The two governments issued subpoenas in their case claiming President Trump has conflicts of interest that violate the Constitution’s emoluments clauses.

  5. Are You a Black Gun Owner? We Want to Hear From You News Desk, December 2

    Help us learn more about the experiences of black people in the United States who exercise their rights to own and carry guns.

  6. Immigrants Are Entitled to Jury Trial for Deportable Offenses, New York Court Rules Metro, December 1

    The decision modifies a state law that critics say deprives immigrants of their right to a jury trial for small offenses that could lead to deportation.

  7. Trevor Noah Is Outraged Over Alabama Police’s Killing of Black Army Veteran Culture, November 28

    After a police officer mistakenly shot a black Army veteran on Thanksgiving, Noah said it appeared that “the Second Amendment is not intended for black people.”

  8. An Insult to Missouri Op Ed, November 27

    Politicians try to undermine a constitutional amendment passed in a landslide this month.

  9. Supreme Court Considers a Thorny Question of Free Speech and Police Power Washington, November 26

    An argument before the court considered whether to allow lawsuits over arrests made in retaliation for the exercise of First Amendment rights.

  10. ‘It’s a Long Story’: Justice John Paul Stevens, 98, Is Publishing a Memoir Washington, November 26

    In an interview, the retired justice reflected on what he called some of the Supreme Court’s biggest missteps, the confirmation process, term limits and his decision to retire at 90.

  11. The Two-Emperor Problem Op Ed, November 24

    What Trump v. John Roberts reveals about the Republic.

  12. Among Conservatives, Some Measured Support for Chief Justice’s Rebuke of Trump Express, November 23

    Figures in the conservative legal community saw Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s reproach as defending an independent judiciary.

  13. Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge Science, November 21

    In a Michigan case involving members of a small Muslim sect, the court found that only states, not federal prosecutors, could bring charges.

  14. Conservative Heritage Foundation Revives Training Academy for Judicial Clerks Washington, November 21

    An earlier version of the program was canceled after critics raised questions about secrecy pledges and loyalty oaths.

  15. Why Big Law Is Taking On Trump Over Immigration Metro, November 21

    Major law firms have emerged as fierce opponents to President Trump’s immigration policies. Lawyers say they’re defending the rule of law. Critics say it’s politics.

  16. Democratic Senators Challenge Whitaker Appointment in Court Washington, November 19

    The lawsuit by Richard Blumenthal, Mazie K. Hirono and Sheldon Whitehouse is the latest effort to get President Trump’s designation of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general declared unlawful.

  17. How El Chapo Ended Up in a Brooklyn Courtroom Podcasts, November 19

    The U.S. government has its first chance to publicly present its account of one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins.