1. New York Schools Can Reopen. Will They? Metro, Today

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is allowing New York schools to reopen, but it's unclear what teachers and parents will do.

  2. House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules Washington, August 7

    A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.

  3. E. Jean Carroll, Who Accused Trump of Rape, Can Go Forward With Suit Metro, August 7

    A judge rejected President Trump’s bid to delay a defamation suit by Ms. Carroll, pointing to the recent Supreme Court ruling over his tax returns.

  4. Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic Washington, August 6

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

  5. Sri Lanka Election Hands Rajapaksa Family a Bigger Slice of Control Foreign, August 6

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned.

  6. For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due Weekend, August 6

    Central Park will soon unveil its first sculpture depicting nonfictional female figures. “The fact that nobody even noticed that women were missing in Central Park — what does that say about the invisibility of women?”

  7. Appeals Court Blocks Immigrant Wealth Test in the Northeast Washington, August 4

    The federal court ruled that the Trump administration’s so-called public charge rule for green card applicants could not go into effect in New York, Connecticut and Vermont.

  8. El Colegio Electoral de Estados Unidos: la poco conocida historia que explica su vigencia en Español, August 3

    Aunque ha habido intentos recurrentes de reformar el complejo método de elegir presidentes en ese país, las políticas raciales han tenido un lugar protagónico en impedir cambios.

  9. ‘We Are Living Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare,’ Judge Salas Says Video, August 3

    Esther Salas, the federal judge whose son was killed by a misogynistic lawyer two weeks ago, released a videotaped statement.

  10. How Has the Electoral College Survived for This Long? Op Ed, August 3

    Resistance to eliminating it has long been connected to the idea of white supremacy.

  11. Why Did Hong Kong Delay Its Election — by a Year? Op Ed, August 2

    The government blames the pandemic. More likely, it was afraid to lose.

  12. Robert Gnaizda, Lawyer Who Fought for Social Justice, Dies at 83 Obits, August 1

    He challenged redlining banks, employers who discriminated in hiring and, early in his career, Southern counties that thwarted Black voters.

  13. Homeland Security Shuts Down ‘Intelligence’ Reports on Journalists Washington, July 31

    The acting secretary of homeland security said that he would investigate his department’s dissemination of the tweets of journalists who uncovered agency documents.

  14. Countering G.O.P. on Courts, Democrats Will Call for ‘Structural’ Change Washington, July 31

    Progressives pushed for the platform language after President Trump’s drive put 200 conservative judges on the federal bench and Senate Republicans blocked President Obama’s nominees.

  15. In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What They Seek Now. Special Sections, July 31

    The 19th Amendment did not bring the right to vote to all Native women, but two experts in a conversation said it did usher in the possibility of change.

  16. John Lewis Was the Anti-Trump Op Ed, July 31

    The president doesn’t seem to know what democracy is; the congressman embodied it.

  17. More Than Just a Tweet: Trump’s Campaign to Undercut Democracy Washington, July 31

    Floating the idea of delaying the election was the latest step in the president’s running effort to discredit the election, risking long-term damage to public trust in the system.

  18. Trump Attacks an Election He Is at Risk of Losing Politics, July 30

    Mr. Trump has become a heckler in his own government, failing to marshal leaders in Washington to form a robust response to the health and economic crises. Instead, he is raising doubts about holding the election on time.

  19. Trump Might Try to Postpone the Election. That’s Unconstitutional. Op Ed, July 30

    He should be removed unless he relents.

  20. Appeals Court Erases Order to End Michael Flynn Case, Sets New Arguments Washington, July 30

    The decision means that the legal saga over the criminal charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser will continue.

  21. The Reading List Behind ‘Nice White Parents’ Podcasts, July 30

    Everyone wants what’s best for their children’s education. But who gets to decide what’s best? The reporter behind our new podcast from Serial shares the books that helped her answer that question.

  22. ‘I Still Believe in It’ Podcasts, July 30

    White parents in the 1960s fought to be part of a new, racially integrated school in Brooklyn. So why did their children never attend?

  23. The Supreme Court’s Religious Crusaders Take On the Pandemic Response Op Ed, July 30

    The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.

  24. 100 Years of Voting Hasn’t Done What We Thought It Would Op Ed, July 30

    The unfinished business of the women’s vote.

  25. Inside the Violent and Misogynistic World of Roy Den Hollander Metro, July 26

    He was known for his hatred of women and his frivolous lawsuits. Then he killed the son of a New Jersey federal judge before taking his own life, officials said.

  26. Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rejects Nevada Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Restrictions Washington, July 24

    The church said it was subject to more severe limits than casinos and restaurants.

  27. Meet the Brave but Overlooked Women of Color Who Fought for the Vote Books, July 24

    In “Finish the Fight!,” excerpted here, New York Times journalists tell the stories of lesser-known figures in the battle to make the 19th Amendment a reality.

  28. Routine Beatings of Inmates in Alabama Prisons Go Ignored, U.S. Says Express, July 24

    A report released by the Justice Department found that corrections officers frequently used excessive force and violated prisoners’ constitutional rights.

  29. House Democrats Advance New Checks on Presidential Pardon Power Washington, July 23

    The measures face major political and constitutional hurdles, but amount to the most substantial attempt by Congress in recent history to put guardrails around such powers.

  30. ‘Finish the Fight’: A Special Digital Theater Performance Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote Photo, July 23

    Join The New York Times for an original play from some of the brightest young voices working today.

  31. How Powerful Is the President? Op Ed, July 23

    It is time for Congress to investigate the emergency authorities given to the chief executive.

  32. Government Denies Cohen Was Imprisoned to Stop Trump Book Metro, July 22

    Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, said he was returned to prison as retaliation for writing a tell-all memoir about President Trump.

  33. A Timely Case on Police Violence at the Supreme Court Washington, July 20

    The justices will hear arguments in October over whether excessive force claims against the police are barred when the people they shoot get away.

  34. Husband and Son of a Federal Judge, Esther Salas, Are Shot in New Jersey Express, July 19

    Judge Salas was home but not wounded in the shooting at her residence in North Brunswick, according to an official.

  35. A More Liberal Supreme Court? Not When It Comes to Voting Rights Washington, July 18

    In four rulings in a row, the court has refused to ease voting restrictions.

  36. The Justice Department’s Shameful Rush to Federal Executions Op Ed, July 17

    The push to impose the federal death penalty no matter the cost poses a grave threat to the rule of law.

  37. Supreme Court Allows Restrictions on Voting by Ex-Felons Washington, July 16

    The case concerned a Florida state law that limited the sweep of a voter initiative meant to allow former prisoners to vote.

  38. Opposition Challenges Poland’s Presidential Election Results Foreign, July 16

    Critics say both the campaign and the vote were plagued with irregularities and fraud. Amid a flurry of filings to the Supreme Court, the main opposition party called for the election to be declared invalid.

  39. Former Manhattan Federal Prosecutor Fired by Trump to Teach at Stanford National, July 15

    Geoffrey S. Berman will be a visiting professor of law at Stanford Law School.

  40. Did Mueller Ever Stand a Chance Against Trump and Roger Stone? Op Ed, July 13

    I was a Watergate prosecutor. I know why he didn’t.

  41. What a Second Trump Term Would Look Like Op Ed, July 13

    He won’t overthrow the Constitution. But he might persuade Americans that democracy just does not work.

  42. Court Clears Way for First Federal Execution in 17 Years to Proceed Washington, July 12

    Daniel Lewis Lee is set to be put to death after an appeals panel rejected a suit from his victims’ family members, who said the coronavirus prevented them from traveling to the execution.