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  1. Right and Left React to the Deepening Divide Over Gun Control Washington, Yesterday

    Writers from across the political spectrum on the divisive debate on gun restrictions in the wake of the mass shooting in Florida last week.

  2. Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border Washington, February 21

    The Border Patrol is aggressively using a little-known authority to set up checkpoints and search private property to crack down on illegal immigration.

  3. Who Needs Congressional Districts? Op Ed, February 20

    Requiring candidates for Congress to run statewide could encourage compromise instead of obstruction.

  4. Who Still Thinks Russia Didn’t Meddle in the Election? Op Ed, February 20

    Preserve, protect and defend: Trump is zero for three.

  5. Justices Won’t Hear Case on Waiting Period for Gun Purchases Washington, February 20

    Justice Clarence Thomas dissented, saying the court had turned the Second Amendment into a “constitutional orphan.”

  6. Who’s Paying Ex-Cuomo Aide’s Legal Bills? No One’s Talking Metro, February 19

    Joseph Percoco’s lawyer expenses in his corruption trial will easily reach six figures, but his financial problems would seem to preclude him from paying.

  7. A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment. National, February 17

    Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn’t have to pay for his sins.

  8. Awaken, Poland, Before It’s Too Late Op Ed, February 16

    The Polish lurch into illiberalism and rewritten history is an immediate danger to the European idea.

  9. Right and Left React to the Gun Control Debate After the Florida Shooting Washington, February 15

    Writers from across the political spectrum on the predictable debate over gun control in the wake of a mass shooting.

  10. Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Suffers Blow From a Second Appeals Court Washington, February 15

    The Supreme Court is set to consider the ban in a different case this spring, and it has let the ban go into effect in the meantime.

  11. As West Fears the Rise of Autocrats, Hungary Shows What’s Possible Foreign, February 10

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban has remade the country’s political system and pioneered a model of one-party rule. His actions can be seen as part of a broader decline of democracy.

  12. Developers Seek $6 Million Tax Break for Trump-Managed Hotel Investigative, February 9

    The president’s family business has teamed up with local developers on a Mississippi Delta hotel. The developers want financial relief from the state.

  13. The Military Is Not a Political Prop Op Ed, February 8

    President Trump forces Americans to choose between patriotism and opposing him — and corrodes the military in the process.

  14. Atlanta’s #BillionDollarLawyer Is Looking Out for Your Favorite Rappers Arts & Leisure, February 8

    Drew Findling, a criminal defense lawyer in the hip-hop capital, has become an advocate and father figure for rappers like Offset, of Migos, and Gucci Mane.

  15. Trump’s Tool Kit Does Not Include the Constitution Op Ed, February 8

    No wonder we are losing faith in our democracy.

  16. Kyle Duncan Is Unfit to Be a Judge Op Ed, February 8

    My husband wrongly spent 14 years on death row. Kyle Duncan represented the people who put him there.

  17. On Tour With Notorious R.B.G., Judicial Rock Star Washington, February 8

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s off-the-court schedule is full, with at least nine public appearances over three weeks.

  18. Many Say He’s the Least Qualified Lawyer Ever to Lead a Guantánamo Case. He Agrees. National, February 5

    Lt. Alaric Piette knows he is unfit to be Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s only lawyer. But leaving his client with no one, he says, would be worse.

  19. Ecuador Votes to Bring Back Presidential Term Limits Foreign, February 4

    The referendum’s passage was widely seen as benefiting the first-term president, Lenín Moreno, at the expense of his three-term rival, Rafael Correa.

  20. How Congress Can Protect Mueller Op Ed, February 4

    Lawmakers should pass a bill that would prohibit Trump from firing the special counsel without good cause.

  21. Justice Dept. Office to Make Legal Aid More Accessible Is Quietly Closed Washington, February 1

    The Office for Access to Justice was an Obama administration initiative to confront what it viewed as a crisis: the lack of quality legal aid for the poor.

  22. About 25% of Trump’s Re-election Spending Continues to Go to Lawyers Washington, February 1

    As the president looks ahead to the 2020 campaign, law firms responding to the Russia inquiry continue to receive payments from re-election committees.

  23. President’s Power to Oust Consumer Watchdog’s Chief Is Curbed by Court Business, January 31

    A law limiting the president’s power to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled.

  24. Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief, Assailed Trump in a 2016 Interview Climate, January 30

    Speaking on a radio show in 2016, Mr. Pruitt said that Donald Trump, if elected, would act in a way that is “truly unconstitutional.”

  25. Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum by End of May Foreign, January 29

    A public vote on whether to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion will test how much attitudes have changed in the country.

  26. Activist Entitled to ‘Freedom to Say Goodbye,’ Judge Rules Metro, January 29

    With rhetorical flourish, a Federal District Court judge says that Ravi Ragbir’s rights were violated when immigration officials detained him.

  27. When a T-Shirt Gets You in Trouble at the Voting Booth Washington, January 29

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a First Amendment case on a Minnesota law that bars political T-shirts, hats and buttons at the polls.

  28. Bolivia Tells President His Time Is Up. He Isn’t Listening. Foreign, January 28

    Voters told President Evo Morales in a referendum it was time to retire. But he intends to run again, part of a tilt toward authoritarian tendencies among both the left and right in Latin America.

  29. How Wobbly Is Our Democracy? Op Ed, January 27

    If partisan polarization continues to intensify, checks and balances will not save us.

  30. Counsel Quietly Trying to Corral Trump While Pushing G.O.P.’s Agenda Washington, January 26

    As a series of firings and resignations roiled the first year of the Trump administration, Donald F. McGahn II maintained a low profile, but he has recently been thrust squarely into the public eye.

  31. In a Comically Drawn Pennsylvania District, the Voters Are Not Amused National, January 26

    The bizarre shape of the state’s Seventh Congressional District makes it a headache just to tell who lives there. Few seem to lament a court order to redraw the map.

  32. Lawsuit on Trump Emoluments Violations Gains Traction in Court Washington, January 25

    In a hearing on Thursday, the judge seemed unwilling to toss out a lawsuit alleging the president is violating the Constitution by continuing to own his businesses.

  33. Military Ordered to Notify A.C.L.U. Before Transferring American ISIS Suspect Washington, January 24

    The man was captured in Syria as a suspected Islamic State fighter, and his case has raised novel issues about the rights of American citizens.