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  1. Documenting ‘Slavery by Another Name’ in Texas Editorial, Yesterday

    An African-American burial ground recently unearthed in Texas reveals details about an ugly chapter in the history of the American South.

  2. Speech and Alex Jones Letters, August 9

    The Anti-Defamation League defends his removal from social media.

  3. Think the Constitution Will Save Us? Think Again Op Ed, August 9

    The subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the framers.

  4. A Guide to Covering the Manafort Trial Insider, August 8

    Reporters and news assistants in the Washington bureau have developed a series of tactics to manage the trial’s demands.

  5. Facebook Is Asked to Change Rules for Journalists and Scholars Washington, August 7

    Advocates asked the site to allow research exceptions to its bans on creating fake accounts and the use of digital tools that automatically download large amounts of data for analysis.

  6. Amy Meselson, Lawyer Who Defended Young Immigrants, Dies at 46 Obits, August 6

    She intervened to save an 18-year-old Senegalese student who had won a prize for robotics in East Harlem but was facing deportation.

  7. The Rise of Michael Avenatti Podcasts, August 6

    The lawyer’s self-sure ways and penchant for media spectacle have led some to characterize him as the anti-Trump.

  8. Why the Government Wants to Know Your Citizenship Status Editorial, August 4

    The civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta answers vital questions about the citizenship question on the census, including what you can do to stop it.

  9. A Revolution Within the Revolution: Cuba Opens to Same-Sex Marriages Op Ed, August 3

    A new constitution under discussion is a necessary reform that can set an example in L.G.B.T. rights.

  10. Young Rudy Giuliani Defends Himself Op Ed, August 2

    Newly discovered early glimmers of legal brilliance from “America’s lawyer.”

  11. A Comeback but No Reckoning Op Ed, August 2

    Judge Alex Kozinski retired in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. He’s now making his way back.

  12. Is Clarence Thomas the Supreme Court's Future? Op Ed, August 2

    The conservative justice’s obsession with the past was on full display during the recent term.

  13. The Suffragists and Their Descendants Letters, August 2

    Descendants of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, among others, respond to an Editorial Observer.

  14. Mueller’s Digging Exposes Culture of Foreign Lobbying and Its Big Paydays Washington, August 1

    Robert S. Mueller III’s investigations of foreign money flowing into Washington could be as much a part of his legacy as anything he unearths about Russian election interference.

  15. In Alex Jones Lawsuit, Lawyers Spar Over an Online Broadcast on Sandy Hook Washington, August 1

    A lawyer for Infowars is seeking the dismissal of a defamation case, arguing that the Constitution protects “fringe speech.”

  16. Liberals, Don’t Lose Faith in the First Amendment Op Ed, August 1

    It gives people the tools to act, argues the national legal director of the A.C.L.U.

  17. Waiting for Caesar Op Ed, August 1

    Will the Trump White House start testing the limits of its power?

  18. The Fight Over 3-D-Printed Guns Podcasts, August 1

    Critics say that publishing blueprints for 3-D-printed weapons is a threat to public safety. Supporters say it’s a First Amendment right.

  19. Trump Is Putting Indelible Conservative Stamp on Judiciary Washington, July 31

    Beyond the Supreme Court, President Trump has already put a stamp on federal appeals courts, and Senate Republicans have been eager partners in the effort.

  20. The Third-Party Option Op Ed, July 30

    National politics needs a leader devoted to redistributing power downward.

  21. Creative Ways to Fight Gerrymandering Letters, July 29

    Readers suggest avenues of recourse such as state lawsuits and a contest for mathematicians.

  22. How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women Editorial, July 28

    As the United States celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment, it’s vital to remember that some of its heroes were less than heroic.

  23. The Constitutional Amendment That Reinvented Freedom Op Ed, July 26

    The 14th Amendment, the one that empowered the Bill of Rights, turns 150 on Saturday.

  24. Trump’s Emoluments Trap Op Ed, July 26

    Wednesday’s ruling on our suit against the president makes clear that he may be violating the Constitution.

  25. In Ruling Against Trump, Judge Defines Anticorruption Clauses in Constitution for First Time Washington, July 25

    A federal judge ruled that the case, which argues that Mr. Trump is improperly benefiting from his company’s Washington hotel, should be allowed to proceed.

  26. Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Critic of Wartime Internment, Is Dead at 93 Obits, July 24

    An amateur researcher, she discovered evidence that evacuating Japanese-Americans was motivated by “race prejudice,” not by military necessity.

  27. Roe v. Wade, Part 2: The Culture Wars Podcasts, July 24

    After the Supreme Court legalized abortion, two powerful movements — feminism and evangelicalism — took opposing sides on the issue and forged a new political landscape.

  28. Trump’s New Target in the Politics of Fear: Citizenship Op Ed, July 23

    The president has embraced McCarthy-era scare tactics. We may need a constitutional amendment to guarantee that citizenship can’t be revoked.

  29. Detainees During World War II and Today Letters, July 23

    Readers discuss how the internment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s relates to today’s immigration debate.

  30. How to Tell Where Brett Kavanaugh Stands on Citizens United Washington, July 23

    A single sentence in a 1976 Supreme Court decision holds the key to understanding Judge Kavanaugh’s approach to campaign finance law.

  31. Roe v. Wade, Part 1: Who Was Jane Roe? Podcasts, July 23

    We examine how abortion — and the Supreme Court case that legalized the procedure in the United States — became one of the most politically divisive issues of our time.

  32. New Cuba Constitution, Recognizing Private Property, Approved by Lawmakers Foreign, July 22

    The draft document, which still must be approved in a referendum, encourages foreign investment, opens the door to same-sex marriage, strengthens the judicial system and creates a prime minister role.

  33. Anti-Abortion Protesters at Queens Clinic Did Not Harass Patients, Judge Rules Metro, July 22

    The federal judge’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general’s office that aggressive protesters violated laws guaranteeing reproductive health access.

  34. Lessons From a Failed Nomination, for Both Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate Washington, July 21

    Senators expect the embarrassing collapse of one judicial nomination to influence others to come.

  35. ‘I’m Doing It for the Babies’: Inside the Ground Game to Reverse Roe v. Wade Politics, July 20

    With a new Supreme Court justice on the way, anti-abortion groups sense a unique moment to achieve their goal, and they’re mobilizing forces at the local level.

  36. What It Takes to Get an Abortion in the Most Restrictive U.S. State Interactive, July 20

    Mississippi, which has only one abortion clinic, requires many more steps to undergo a procedure than California, which has 152 clinics and no major restrictions.

  37. White House Withdraws Appeals Court Nominee Who Deplored Multiculturalism Washington, July 19

    The administration moved to avoid an embarrassing defeat for Ryan W. Bounds for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after Tim Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican, said he would oppose the nomination.

  38. The History Behind the Birthright Citizenship Battle Culture, July 19

    The historian Martha S. Jones talks about how the 19th-century drive for African-American citizenship connects with today’s immigration debate.

  39. Israeli Law Declares the Country the ‘Nation-State of the Jewish People’ Foreign, July 19

    Critics say that by giving a special status to Jews — and downgrading the status of the Arabic language — the legislation diminishes non-Jewish citizens.

  40. Erdogan, Flush With Victory, Seizes New Powers in Turkey Foreign, July 19

    In a flurry of decrees since his inauguration last week, the Turkish president has made clear that he will wield unchecked authority in all walks of life.

  41. Remembering an Era Before Roe, When New York Had the ‘Most Liberal’ Abortion Law Express, July 19

    In 1970, before Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right to abortion, New York became a magnet for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies legally.

  42. After You, Mr. Putin Op Ed, July 17

    Live in Helsinki, Trump brings his blame-America-first tour to a close.

  43. Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules Science, July 16

    Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn’t be punished with jail. A court disagreed.

  44. Hospitals Challenge Medicare Payments, With Help From Judge Kavanaugh Washington, July 16

    A ruling allowing more hospitals to seek more money was based on evidence that the government had been using faulty data to calculate costs for decades.

  45. Will Kavanaugh Curb Sloppy White House Deregulation? Op Ed, July 16

    The judge insists that federal agencies stay within the limits of law and delegated authority.

  46. Judge Orders Los Angeles Times to Delete Part of Published Article National, July 15

    Legal experts said the order, to remove references from a sealed document that was made public by mistake, was probably unconstitutional. The paper said it would appeal.