T/law

  1. A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted? National, Today

    The Constitution includes detailed instructions for impeachment. But there’s no clear answer on whether a president may be criminally prosecuted....

  2. Bangladesh Orders Statue of Woman at Supreme Court Put Back Up Foreign, Yesterday

    Two days after giving in to Islamist pressure, the authorities flip-flopped, saying the statue should be re-erected in a less prominent place....

  3. Lee Boyd Malvo, Serving Life in ‘Beltway Sniper’ Case, Must Be Resentenced, Judge Says National, May 26

    A federal judge in Virginia ruled that the life sentences imposed when Lee Boyd Malvo was a teenager were unconstitutional....

  4. Leaks: A Uniquely American Way of Annoying the Authorities Foreign, May 25

    Is there something particularly American about leaking? Some national allergy to protecting government secrets? Yes, in fact, there is....

  5. Checking Democracy’s Pulse Upshot, May 25

    A second survey of political scientists finds a sense that the United States is doing slightly worse in some aspects of political well-being....

  6. Federal Court Revives Wikimedia’s Challenge to N.S.A. Surveillance National, May 23

    An appeals court ruling on warrantless internet surveillance raises the chances that the Supreme Court could one day scrutinize the issue....

  7. Fifth Amendment Makes it Hard to Build a Case Against Flynn Business, May 23

    The special counsel investigating the Russia matter must find an end-run to obtain documents that Michael T. Flynn refuses to turn over....

  8. Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election Business, May 22

    Legal fees required to deal with the investigation into Russian involvement in the election will be steep. Many of those connected to it may not be able to afford them....

  9. Impeachment’s Political Heart Op Ed, May 18

    The framers cared more about a president’s “maladministration” and potential future abuses than they did about his past crimes and misdemeanors....

  10. Forget Watergate. Think Iran-Contra. Op Ed, May 18

    If Trump follows Reagan’s example, he can still save his presidency....

  11. How the Impeachment Process Works National, May 17

    Early chatter has heightened interest in the process, even though experts caution that such talk is premature while the facts are still in question....

  12. The 25th Amendment Solution for Removing Trump Op Ed, May 16

    Removal, not impeachment, for a president unfit for office....

  13. Thomas A. Bolan, Understated Force in New York Law, Dies at 92 Metro, May 16

    Mr. Bolan was, next to Roy M. Cohn, the quieter half of an odd couple at a potent law firm and a major player in Republican politics in New York....

  14. ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ Projected on Trump Hotel in Washington National, May 16

    The blue letters over an entrance at the Trump International Hotel alluded to questions about the president’s business affairs with foreign governments....

  15. Speak Up for Europe and Win Op Ed, May 16

    Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France proved that politicians who offer a positive vision for the E.U. can succeed. But time is running out.

  16. Why People Persist in Risky Trading Business, May 15

    When they have good careers, and their questionable deals don’t even make that much, why do they do it? Perhaps it’s hubris, mixed with the lure of easy money....

  17. When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional Line? National, May 15

    A test to decide when politics has unduly warped redistricting has long been a constitutional “holy grail.” A new Supreme Court case may establish that test....

  18. For-Profit Charlotte Law School Is Subject of North Carolina Inquiry Business, May 12

    Charlotte School of Law, already struggling to remain open and fighting lawsuits filed by former students, faces a civil investigation by the state’s attorney general....

  19. Anti-Gay Attacks Not Covered by West Virginia Hate Crime Law, Court Rules National, May 12

    The state’s Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a law including provisions on sex discrimination does not protect against attacks committed on the basis of sexual orientation....

  20. How Trump’s N.S.A. Came to End a Disputed Type of Surveillance National, May 11

    The move increased the risk of missing something important, but removed a privacy issue at a time when the law on which the program is based will expire unless Congress extends it....

  21. Cellino Sues Barnes. Who Gets the Jingle? Metro, May 11

    The personal injury law firm was famous for its infectious jingle....

  22. Why Catalonia Should Stay With Spain Op Ed, May 9

    Catalans have a long shared history with other Spaniards, and we are stronger united....

  23. Heng on Revising Japan’s Pacifist Constitution Op Ed, May 8

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed revising the country’s pacifist Constitution....

  24. Trump to Announce Slate of Conservative Federal Court Nominees National, May 7

    The nominations of 10 judges to the lower courts are the first in what could be near monthly waves of announcements to fill more than 120 vacancies....

  25. Lawsuit Presses the Issue of Lower Pay for Female Law Partners Business, May 7

    Male partners in large firms make substantially more, a survey shows, and their female counterparts say it’s time for that to change....

  26. Chelsea Bombing Suspect Wants Hospital Interviews Suppressed Metro, May 5

    Lawyers for Ahmad Khan Rahimi told a judge his statements were not voluntary and had been made “under severe medical distress.”...

  27. In a Law Office, Coping With a Boss’s Toxic Trail Sunday Business, May 5

    She worked for a powerful lawyer who could be charming when he chose, but who also inspired dread....

  28. Gustave Newman, Defense Lawyer in Sensational Cases, Dies at 90 Metro, May 4

    A lion of New York’s white-collar criminal defense bar, Mr. Newman had a reputation for tackling the toughest cases....

  29. Far From France, Island Outpost Is Never Far From French Politics Foreign, May 4

    Proudly self-governing yet still tethered to the homeland’s bureaucracy, these islands off the Canadian coast have a stake in Sunday’s Le Pen-Macron contest....

  30. Harvard Law Expands Deferral Program, Pushing Students to Gain Work Experience Business, May 3

    The move, which will allow accepted juniors to spend at least two years working, is part of an effort to encourage a more diverse pool of students to pursue a law degree....

  31. Let’s Provide for a Recall Letters, May 3

    A reader writes that the Constitution should be amended to authorize the recall of federal officials....

  32. Shinzo Abe Announces Plan to Revise Japan’s Pacifist Constitution World, May 3

    The prime minister said he wanted to make “explicit the status” of the country’s military by 2020.

  33. Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela President, Calls for a Rewrite of the Constitution World, May 1

    Mr. Maduro said his plan would quell mounting protests against him, but his opponents called it an attempt to avoid elections.