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  1. ‘I Am Not Racist’: Lawyer Issues Apology One Week After Rant Metro, Yesterday

    Aaron Schlossberg, who insulted Spanish-speaking workers at a New York restaurant, apologized on social media. One lawmaker said: “Too little too late.”

  2. ‘Almost No One Agrees With Us’: For Rural Students, Gun Control Can Be a Lonely Cause National, Yesterday

    Speaking out in a community like Marshall County, Ky., has come at a social cost, including frayed friendships and fights with parents.

  3. Calling Your Lawyer’s Cell From Jail? What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You. National, Yesterday

    In New Orleans, every call to a cellphone from the parish jail is taped, and prosecutors can listen in.

  4. Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104 Obits, May 21

    Though little recognized, Ms. Roundtree won advances for black people and women at the bar of justice, challenging the Jim Crow society she knew too well.

  5. Neal Katyal: Can’t Indict a President? That Could Hurt Trump Op Ed, May 21

    Rudolph Giuliani’s assertion would mean the president must testify.

  6. Anti-Gun Backlash From School Shooting? Probably Not in Texas National, May 20

    Activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., led to the most successful push for gun control in decades in the state. Few expect the same in Texas.

  7. Mourning Our Daughter, While Ireland Votes Op Ed, May 20

    Allowing Irish women to end pregnancies doesn’t require insisting on the inhumanity of those who haven’t been born yet.

  8. The Irish Exception Op Ed, May 19

    With its abortion referendum, is Ireland joining the future or the past?

  9. Scarlet Letter in the Emerald Isle Op Ed, May 19

    Ireland has jumped into modernity in many ways. But can it move past its medieval abortion law and stop shaming women?

  10. Burundi Voters Back Constitution Extending Presidential Term Foreign, May 18

    The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034.

  11. Chinese Legal Maverick, Facing Political Gales, Bides His Time Foreign, May 18

    He Weifang, who has spent two decades at the forefront of struggles for the rule of law in China, is confident that his time will come again.

  12. Burundi’s Leader Can Extend His Term. His African Peers Take Notes. Foreign, May 17

    Pierre Nkurunziza, the leader of a tiny African country, could become an “eternal” president after a referendum to extend terms in office.

  13. ‘Disgusted’ Officials File Complaint Against Man in Anti-Immigrant Rant Metro, May 17

    A New York congressman and the Bronx borough president lodged a complaint with the court system against a man videotaped threatening Spanish-speaking workers.

  14. Show Starring Avenatti and Scaramucci Is Being Pitched to Television Executives Washington, May 17

    The men are fixtures on cable news — Mr. Avenatti, the lawyer for a pornographic actress suing the president, as Mr. Trump’s antagonist, and Mr. Scaramucci as the president’s supporter.

  15. In Tiny Burundi, a Huge Vote Foreign, May 17

    Citizens of the small landlocked East African nation of Burundi headed to the polls on Thursday to vote on a referendum to change the constitution. Our East Africa bureau chief, Jina Moore, was there documenting the day and the mood of those votin...

  16. Mueller Won’t Indict Trump if He Finds Wrongdoing, Giuliani Says Washington, May 16

    The special counsel’s office has told the president’s lawyers that prosecutors will follow existing guidelines that say that sitting presidents cannot be indicted.

  17. Republicans Escalate Bitter Fight Over Judicial Nominations Washington, May 17

    The Senate is entering a new phase of judicial battles as Republicans push aside Democrats’ objections.

  18. Michael Cohen Circus Has a Ringmaster: Porn Actress’s Lawyer Metro, May 15

    Michael Avenatti has waged a relentless campaign against Michael D. Cohen and his lawyers, who are pushing back.

  19. Supreme Court Rules for Death Row Inmate Betrayed by His Lawyer Washington, May 14

    The justices also decided that drivers of rented cars not listed on the rental agreements do not lose their constitutional right to privacy.

  20. Will the Supreme Court Scrutinize Solitary Confinement? One Justice Offers a Map Washington, May 14

    In 1979, an appeals court judge named Anthony Kennedy ruled that prisoners have a right to a little fresh air. Now he and his fellow justices could decide a similar case.

  21. Their Husbands Abused Them. Shouldn’t Divorce Be Easy? Metropolitan, May 11

    For survivors of violence, ending a marriage can be a harrowing, costly and drawn-out experience.

  22. When Jurors Are Silenced Editorial, May 10

    Louisiana has a chance to get rid of a racist 19th-century rule that allows nonunanimous juries to convict.

  23. Giuliani’s Law Firm Undercuts His Statements as They Part Ways Washington, May 10

    Rudolph W. Giuliani described hush-money payments like the ones made on behalf of President Trump as routine. Greenberg Traurig said it did not condone such arrangements.

  24. How the Supreme Court Grasps Religion Op Ed, May 10

    We’ll soon find out as the justices prepare to rule on the travel ban and a baker who refused to accommodate a same-sex wedding.

  25. Replacing Schneiderman: A ‘Brilliant’ Lawyer Who Worked Behind the Scenes Metro, May 9

    Barbara Underwood has served as the big thinker for a succession of bosses. Now, with the resignation of her last boss, she is stepping into the spotlight.

  26. Inside the N.R.A. Convention Styles, May 9

    The annual event in Dallas drew about 75,000 members.

  27. Good Riddance to ‘Blue Slips’ Op Ed, May 9

    The Senate is ignoring them. And that’s a positive development for both liberals and conservatives.

  28. Australia’s Dual-Citizenship Contagion Claims 5 More Politicians Foreign, May 9

    Fifteen Australian politicians, revealed to have dual citizenship, have been forced to resign in the past year.

  29. Why Are So Many Democracies Breaking Down? Op Ed, May 8

    The roots of backslides to authoritarianism reside in democratic constitutions themselves.

  30. 5 of Our Best Reads on Viktor Orban, Hungary’s Returning Far-Right Leader Foreign, May 8

    Mr. Orban was formally sworn in for a third successive term as prime minister on Tuesday. Here are a selection of recent in-depth articles about his time in office.

  31. When 2 + 2 Might Equal 5 Op Ed, May 7

    The European Union’s “right to be forgotten” rule amounts to government limits on the publication of truthful speech.

  32. Despite Backlash to Harsh Tweet, N.Y.P.D. Union Leader Demands Apology Metro, May 7

    The head of the sergeant’s union took issue with a tweet by the Civilian Complaint Review Board on reporting unconstitutional searches.

  33. 96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million Metro, May 6

    A frugal woman from Brooklyn, who rode the subway to work at one law firm for 67 years, left millions for students at Henry Street Settlement and Hunter College.

  34. He Wrote Disturbing Plans for a School Shooting. But Was That a Crime? National, May 4

    After residents reported a man who worried them, a journal turned up. “I’m aiming to kill as many as I can,” it read. But that wasn’t the end of the story.

  35. Drug Arrests at Immigration Checkpoint Violated Constitution, New Hampshire Court Finds Washington, May 4

    The New Hampshire state court said drug searches by federal and local authorities at a checkpoint 90 miles from the U.S. border violated state and federal laws.

  36. Immigrants Claim Lawyers Defrauded Them and They May Be Deported Metro, May 3

    In a lawsuit, undocumented immigrants say they thought they were applying for green cards, but their lawyers filed papers for asylum and put them in danger of being removed.

  37. In ‘RBG,’ the Life and Times of a Beloved and Controversial Supreme Court Justice Weekend, May 3

    How Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second woman named to the Supreme Court and the first justice to become a pop-culture phenomenon.

  38. After Garland Defeat, New Group Hopes to Draw Democrats to Judicial Battlefield Washington, May 3

    The founding of Demand Justice, which aims to persuade liberals to approach judicial fights with the same passion as conservatives, comes as President Trump is focused on remaking the federal courts.

  39. De Blasio’s Pitch for Progressivism Finds an Ally Across the River Metro, May 1

    A new initiative to help tenants in Newark Housing Court is patterned after a similar program introduced in New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

  40. Donald Trump, Live and Unfiltered! Op Ed, May 1

    The president’s increasingly raw rallies are not mere diversions. They go hand in hand with his policies.

  41. They Survived a Massacre. Then the Lawyers Started Calling. National, April 30

    “We’ve all gotten a thousand phone calls from lawyers,” said one Las Vegas shooting survivor.

  42. Do Stronger Gun Laws Stand a Chance? It’s Been an Uphill Battle. National, April 29

    Efforts to curb gun violence have stalled in part because of the power of the N.R.A. The movement inspired by shootings in Parkland, Fla., aims to change that.

  43. The Sense of Justice That We’re Losing Op Ed, April 29

    The modern rule of law is younger than many realize, and not enough Republicans are defending it today.

  44. The Prosecutor Who Stared Down Bill Cosby Culture, April 29

    Kristen Gibbons Feden talks about her fiery closing argument and the moment she accused Mr. Cosby of laughing. “I’m thinking, ‘Are you kidding me?’” she said.

  45. Please Stay, Justice Kennedy. America Needs You. Editorial, April 28

    Your departure right now from the Supreme Court would have dire consequences for the country.

  46. $11 Million a Year for a Law Partner? Bidding War Grows at Top-Tier Firms Business, April 26

    For years, partners rarely left the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. But recent defections to Kirkland & Ellis have pointed to new forces at work.

  47. The Lawyer at the Side of de Blasio, Cuomo and Conor McGregor Metro, April 26

    There are a lot of lawyers in New York, but few like Jim Walden, who has managed to be a part of some of the biggest political dramas in recent years.

  48. Time’s Not on Their Side as G.O.P. Gripes About Senate Slowdown Washington, April 26

    As a battle for Senate control looms, Republicans moved toward shortening stringent time requirements that can turn even a routine confirmation into a multiday slog.

  49. With No Nomination From Trump, Judges Choose U.S. Attorney for Manhattan Metro, April 25

    Geoffrey S. Berman was appointed interim United States attorney in January, and that 120-day term was due to expire next week.

  50. Robert Mueller’s Last Resort Op Ed, April 25

    There are legal ways to disclose classified information. If we face a constitutional crisis, Mueller and his staff should take advantage of them.

  51. Supreme Court Upholds Procedure That’s Said to Combat ‘Patent Trolls’ Washington, April 24

    The justices ruled that the proceedings, which opponents say usurp the role of the federal courts, were a permissible way for the agency that administers patents to fix its mistakes.

  52. New Jersey Ruling Could Reignite Battle Over Church-State Separation Metro, April 24

    A decision by the state’s Supreme Court barring church use of county grants for historic preservation could have national ramifications.

  53. Republicans to the Court: Strike Down the Travel Ban Op Ed, April 23

    President Trump violated the principle of separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution with his ban.