The exact size of the protest, which began on Monday, was not immediately clear. But advocates say thousands of inmates would forgo their usual jobs as cooks and cleaners.
Finding analogies for big successes by the party out of power.
With the procedure banned in 14 states, patients face added expenses for travel, lodging and child care. More of them are turning to charities for help.
E. Jean Carroll’s case may fail thanks to broad protections granted to federal officials and employees. She still plans to file a separate suit accusing the ex-president of rape.
It is essential to reject the myth that frustrated citizens have a right to raise arms against the government.
In a surprising filing, state chief justices opposed an argument pressed by Republicans — that state legislatures may set federal election rules unconstrained by state constitutions.
With the hard-right candidate Giorgia Meloni ahead before Sunday’s election, Italy could get its first leader whose party traces its roots to the wreckage of Fascism.
To solve the problem of hyperpartisan judges, expand the federal judiciary.
Judges this week highlighted the gap between Mr. Trump’s public claims that he declassified everything and his lawyers’ reluctance to repeat that claim in a courtroom.
Summer fears of an electoral wipeout have given way to cautious optimism as Democrats enjoy a changed political environment.
A decline in child poverty, but risks ahead. Also: Close Gitmo; Republicans and a new constitution; a second kitchen; going back to the movies.
After leaving a law career to focus on fiction full-time, Jasmine Guillory is publishing her eighth novel, “Drunk on Love.”
In “Lady Justice,” Dahlia Lithwick celebrates the female lawyers, judges and others who stood up to the administration.
Jennifer Bonjean has become known for her aggressive approach as she has defended men accused of sexual misconduct in several of the highest profile cases of the #MeToo era.
After a Florida man was accused of vehicular homicide, his lawyer used Clearview AI’s facial recognition software to prove his innocence. But other defense lawyers say Clearview’s offer rings hollow.
Republican missteps have helped to spotlight the party’s divisions on abortion and same-sex marriage, two issues on which their base is out of step with the general public.
The law, which had been blocked by a lower court, makes it possible to sue large social media platforms for taking down political viewpoints.
Several of the former president’s lawyers are under scrutiny by federal investigators amid squabbling over competence.
Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story,” a commemoration with an eye toward the future, premieres in the state where the 19th Amendment achieved ratification.
The defendant, who was the subject of the 2014 podcast “Serial,” had been serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his high school classmate Hae Min Lee.
An effort by Senator Lindsey Graham to mend a rift in his party seems to have backfired.
Abortion was illegal after six weeks of pregnancy, but a judge put the law on hold after abortion rights advocates sued the state.
How the necessity and complexity of life-of-the-mother exceptions is shaping the post-Roe debate.
A proposed federal ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy would stop short of some states’ limits on the procedure but would upend the longtime standard in most others.
Even without a written constitution, Britain follows laws and carefully documented traditions that together bind the king.
Might the queen’s death lead to unstoppable pressure for radical constitutional change, even a new British Constitution?
Un voto abrumador para rechazar la redacción de una nueva Constitución no puede impedir que los chilenos busquen qué futuro quieren como país.
An overwhelming vote to reject a new, progressive charter cannot stop Chileans from figuring out the future of their country.
The many lawyers who have helped the former president avoid removal from office and indictment have drawn legal problems of their own.
An art taboo is falling, from the Whitney Museum to the Armory Show to blue-chip galleries. Yet artists acknowledge self-censorship on the topic.
A state board had previously said the issue could not appear on the ballot because of word spacing problems on the petitions.
A federal judge in Texas found that the Affordable Care Act’s process for determining what kinds of preventive care should be covered by insurance violates the Constitution.
The drive reflects concern among Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans that, despite multiple investigations and evidence of wrongdoing, the former president may make a comeback.
Judge Aileen M. Cannon has issued the first highly scrutinized ruling of her short judicial career, involving the person who put her on the bench: former President Donald J. Trump.
An independent arbiter’s review of government documents seized at the former president’s home could significantly delay the criminal inquiry.
The ruling made Couy Griffin, a county commissioner in New Mexico, the first official in more than 100 years to be removed under the Constitution’s bar on insurrectionists holding office.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether taking a corporate law job means abandoning your values.
Abbott’s lawyers at Jones Day negotiated secret settlements and used scorched earth tactics with families whose infants fell ill after consuming powdered formula.
To become a lawyer in New York, one must share details of sealed cases and juvenile records. Critics say that the requirement may be illegal, and that it harms racial diversity.
After three years of debate, Chileans voted against a new constitution that would have legalized abortion, adopted universal health care and enacted more than 100 rights.
El texto rechazado habría legalizado el aborto, adoptado la atención médica universal y consagrado más de 100 derechos constitucionales, un récord mundial.
The rejected constitution would have legalized abortion, adopted universal health care and enshrined more than 100 constitutional rights, a global record.
Plus Chileans vote on a new constitution and rickshaws lead India’s electric vehicle transition.
A new book by a former Democratic senator warns of the risks of allowing states to call for a convention. Some in the G.O.P. see it as the only way to rein in the federal government.
El domingo, en una sola papeleta, los chilenos decidirán sobre el aborto, la salud universal, los derechos de la naturaleza y una amplia expansión de los derechos constitucionales.
In a single ballot on Sunday, Chileans will decide on abortion, universal health care, rights for nature and a record expansion of constitutional rights.
Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, women have registered to vote in incredible numbers.
Los chilenos decidirán el domingo si aprueban la sustitución de la Constitución actual, herencia de la dictadura de Pinochet.
Emily Bazelon knew she would receive more letters after the exoneration of Yutico Briley. With the help of a group of students at Yale Law School, their claims of innocence will be heard.
Chileans are debating how to rewrite the nation’s Constitution to address their society’s most stubborn problems.
El proyecto constitucional consagraría algunos de los derechos indígenas más amplios del mundo. Pero esas reformas se han convertido en el punto central de la campaña de rechazo al nuevo texto legal.
The proposed constitution would enshrine some of the world’s most extensive Indigenous rights. But those reforms have become the focal point of the campaign to reject the new text.
Abortion rights supporters gathered more than 750,000 signatures, but the petitions they circulated had formatting problems.
Two lawyers for former President Donald J. Trump are under increased scrutiny after new details emerged about a failure to fully comply with a subpoena for documents marked as classified.
Despite clear political headwinds, the movement has embraced a push for fetal personhood.
The Arizona Free and Fair Elections Act would have established same-day voter registration and prohibited the state Legislature from overturning federal election results.
We all know what happened with summer 2020. Then 2021 was dampened by Delta. This year, any anticipated return to revelry has been hampered by … *waves hands at everything.* Is there hope for enjoying the once fun season?
School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.
School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.
Readers call for more openness and discuss judicial restraint and the justices’ religious beliefs. Also: Mask decisions; Twitter’s dark side; skipping school.