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  1. Poland Ordered to Reverse Purge of Supreme Court World, October 19

    Europe’s highest court told Poland to reinstate more than two dozen judges ousted by the ruling party, escalating a clash between Warsaw and the European Union.

  2. A Conservative Group’s Closed-Door ‘Training’ of Judicial Clerks Draws Concern Washington, October 18

    The conservative legal movement has long cultivated law students and young lawyers, partly to ensure a deep bench of potential judicial nominees

  3. Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along? Book Review, October 18

    Sean Wilentz’s “No Property in Man” argues that despite some expedient compromises, the Constitution’s writers were careful to plant the seeds of abolition.

  4. Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew Washington, October 17

    Last week, senators agreed to confirm one last slate of President Trump’s nominees, then recess for the midterm campaign. But on Wednesday, Republicans recommenced the judicial rush.

  5. Irving Like, 93, Dies; Foe of Power Plant and Friend of Fire Island Metro, October 15

    Mr. Like, an environmental lawyer, waged a long and ultimately successful fight against the Shoreham nuclear generator on Long Island.

  6. The Senate’s White-State Bonus Op Ed, October 15

    It’s time to end the longest stretch in American history without a new state.

  7. His Case Made It to the Supreme Court. He Didn’t Have to Look Far for a Lawyer. Washington, October 15

    Theodore Frank, a critic of class action settlements, will argue his own case. On the whole, people representing themselves in the Supreme Court have done rather well.

  8. #%*%#$^%*: The ‘Derogatory’ Comments That Got a Lawyer Suspended Metro, October 13

    A lawyer on Long Island showed “flagrant disrespect for the judiciary,” a state appeals court said. He was given a three-month suspension.

  9. Can a Black Republican Who Voted for Trump Be New York’s Next Attorney General? Metro, October 12

    Keith H. Wofford, who is vying to become one of the most powerful law enforcement officials in the country, is largely unknown.

  10. Senators Add a Batch of Judges, and Head Home to Campaign Washington, October 11

    Republicans exacted a steep price for an arrangement that will let vulnerable senators, mostly Democrats, leave town: expedited approval of 15 judicial nominees.

  11. Should the Supreme Court Matter So Much? Op Ed, October 11

    The Kavanaugh controversy is a reminder of why the country’s founders wanted a less powerful institution.

  12. Washington State Supreme Court Deems Death Penalty Unconstitutional National, October 11

    The justices commuted the sentences of all 8 men on death row, saying capital punishment had been ‘imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.’

  13. Yeah, Welcome to My Supreme Court World Op Ed, October 11

    Conservatives say they know how liberals feel about the court.

  14. Waging War From the Oval Office Book Review, October 11

    Michael Beschloss’s “Presidents of War” looks at the pressures on chief executives when they make the ultimate decision to risk American lives.

  15. Is the Supreme Court Broken? Op Ed, October 11

    Plus, should Democrats run on the #MeToo movement?

  16. Law Firm’s Fee Settlement Could Shake Up Securities Class Actions Business, October 10

    Labaton Sucharow, which has achieved large settlements in cases against Petrobras, Facebook and others, paid a finder’s fee worth millions to a lawyer who did little legal work.

  17. Give Tenants Lawyers Op Ed, October 9

    Eviction is a nationwide epidemic, and people faced with losing everything need representation.

  18. Trump Says He Has No Plans to Fire Rod Rosenstein Washington, October 8

    The two men traveled to Florida together on Air Force One on Monday morning, a week and a half after a face-to-face meeting at the White House was scheduled and then postponed.

  19. Liberals, This Is War Op Ed, October 7

    What’s at stake is much more than a single Supreme Court seat.

  20. Bar Association Questioned Kavanaugh’s Temperament and Honesty in 2006 Washington, October 2

    The bar association on three occasions gave Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh its highest rating. In 2006, though, after scores of interviews, it had doubts.

  21. All the Ways a Justice Kavanaugh Would Have to Recuse Himself Op Ed, October 1

    Given his blatant partisanship and personal animosity toward liberals, how could he be an effective member of the Supreme Court?

  22. A Quiet Docket May Be Just the Right Medicine for the Supreme Court Washington, September 30

    A lack of blockbuster cases offers the justices a chance to bridge ideological divides that have flared in the confirmation process of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

  23. Executions With an Extra Dose of Cruelty Op Ed, September 30

    Inmates on Tennessee’s death row favor a firing squad over a torturous, deadly injection.

  24. Democrats Turned Up in Record Numbers. But One Man Held All the Power. Metro, September 30

    At a Brooklyn Democratic county committee meeting, progressives tried to exert muscle, but 500 proxy votes ensured wins for the county boss.

  25. Judge Denies Trump’s Request to Dismiss Emoluments Lawsuit Washington, September 28

    A case brought by Democrats in Congress could give them access to a wide array of financial documents from the president and the Trump Organization.

  26. How the F.B.I. Will Investigate the Kavanaugh Accusations Washington, September 28

    The bureau, in a relatively limited inquiry, will rely on witnesses to voluntarily answer questions or hand over documents.

  27. House Republicans to Meet Privately With Rod Rosenstein Washington, September 28

    The deputy attorney general agreed to meet with House Republicans to address the revelations that he suggested secretly recording President Trump and possibly removing him from office.

  28. American Bar Association and Yale Law School Urge F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh Washington, September 28

    The statements came after Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.

  29. Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama: India’s Crusading Supreme Court Foreign, September 27

    As the country’s politics have veered to the right and become increasingly divisive, the justices have often acted as a progressive counterweight.

  30. Trump Says He’s Open to Keeping Rod Rosenstein at Justice Dept. Washington, September 26

    The president said he does not want to fire the deputy attorney general, who is said to have discussed secretly recording him to expose the chaos in the administration.

  31. Don’t Forget Kavanaugh’s First Hearing Opinion, September 26

    We shouldn’t allow the questions raised about the nominee in his first hearing to be submerged by the onrushing tide of scandal.

  32. Rod Rosenstein’s Insurrection Podcasts, September 24

    In the eight days between the firing of James Comey and the appointment of Robert Mueller, the deputy attorney general faced a crisis.

  33. Trump Stands by ‘Fantastic’ Kavanaugh as He Seeks G.O.P. Votes Washington, September 24

    In a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera to be broadcast Monday, the president cast doubt on the sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

  34. Talk of the 25th Amendment Underscores a Volatile Presidency Washington, September 22

    The deputy attorney general’s reported discussion last year of a mechanism to remove the president showed just how fractured the team around President Trump is.