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  1. Alabama Inmates Strike, Denouncing Prison Conditions Express, Yesterday

    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.

  2. What Can History Tell Us About the Roe Effect on the Midterms? Upshot, Yesterday

    Finding analogies for big successes by the party out of power.

  3. What It Costs to Get an Abortion Now Interactive, Yesterday

    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.

  4. Trump Might Escape Writer’s Defamation Suit Because He Was President National, September 27

    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.

  5. The Second Amendment Gives No Comfort to Insurrectionists Op Ed, September 27

    It is essential to reject the myth that frustrated citizens have a right to raise arms against the government.

  6. Top State Judges Make a Rare Plea in a Momentous Supreme Court Election Case Washington, September 26

    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.

  7. Italian Voters Appear Ready to Turn a Page for Europe Foreign, September 24

    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.

  8. The Wrong Trump Judge at the Right Time Can Wreak Havoc Op Ed, September 23

    To solve the problem of hyperpartisan judges, expand the federal judiciary.

  9. Trump Claims He Declassified Documents. Why Don’t His Lawyers Say So in Court? Washington, September 22

    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.

  10. Democrats Are Starting to Feel Hopeful About the Midterms. Should They? Op Ed, September 21

    Summer fears of an electoral wipeout have given way to cautious optimism as Democrats enjoy a changed political environment.

  11. Progress on Child Poverty, but ‘Families Are Still Struggling’ Letters, September 21

    A decline in child poverty, but risks ahead. Also: Close Gitmo; Republicans and a new constitution; a second kitchen; going back to the movies.

  12. A Lawyer Finds Her Happily-Ever-After as a Romance Writer Styles, September 20

    After leaving a law career to focus on fiction full-time, Jasmine Guillory is publishing her eighth novel, “Drunk on Love.”

  13. These Women Used the Rule of Law to Challenge Trumpism Book Review, September 20

    In “Lady Justice,” Dahlia Lithwick celebrates the female lawyers, judges and others who stood up to the administration.

  14. Defending R. Kelly and Bill Cosby, the Same Combative Lawyer Culture, September 19

    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.

  15. Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders’ Hands Business, September 18

    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.

  16. This Time, It’s Republicans on the Defensive on Social Issues Washington, September 17

    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.

  17. A federal court clears the way for a Texas social media law. Business, September 17

    The law, which had been blocked by a lower court, makes it possible to sue large social media platforms for taking down political viewpoints.

  18. Trump’s Team of Lawyers Marked by Infighting and Possible Legal Troubles of Its Own Washington, September 16

    Several of the former president’s lawyers are under scrutiny by federal investigators amid squabbling over competence.

  19. An Oratorio Cautiously Looks Back on Women’s Suffrage Culture, September 16

    Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story,” a commemoration with an eye toward the future, premieres in the state where the 19th Amendment achieved ratification.

  20. Timeline: Adnan Syed’s Murder Conviction Overturned Express, September 16

    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.

  21. Could a National Abortion Ban Save Republicans? The Daily, September 15

    An effort by Senator Lindsey Graham to mend a rift in his party seems to have backfired.

  22. Ohio Judge Temporarily Suspends Abortion Ban National, September 14

    Abortion was illegal after six weeks of pregnancy, but a judge put the law on hold after abortion rights advocates sued the state.

  23. What Conflicted Americans Fear Most From an Abortion Ban Op Ed, September 14

    How the necessity and complexity of life-of-the-mother exceptions is shaping the post-Roe debate.

  24. How a Proposed 15-Week Abortion Ban Compares With State Laws Interactive, September 13

    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.

  25. What Is a Constitutional Monarchy? Foreign, September 12

    Even without a written constitution, Britain follows laws and carefully documented traditions that together bind the king.

  26. The Radical Constitutional Change Britain Needs Op Ed, September 12

    Might the queen’s death lead to unstoppable pressure for radical constitutional change, even a new British Constitution?

  27. El momento constitucional de Chile no ha terminado en Español, September 12

    Un voto abrumador para rechazar la redacción de una nueva Constitución no puede impedir que los chilenos busquen qué futuro quieren como país.

  28. Chile’s Constitutional Moment Is Not Over Op Ed, September 11

    An overwhelming vote to reject a new, progressive charter cannot stop Chileans from figuring out the future of their country.

  29. For Trump’s Lawyers, Legal Exposure Comes With the Job Washington, September 10

    The many lawyers who have helped the former president avoid removal from office and indictment have drawn legal problems of their own.

  30. After Decades of Silence, Art About Abortion (Cautiously) Enters the Establishment Culture, September 10

    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.

  31. Michigan Voters Will Decide Abortion Rights Question, Court Says National, September 8

    A state board had previously said the issue could not appear on the ballot because of word spacing problems on the petitions.

  32. Texas Judge’s Ruling Puts Free Preventive Care in Jeopardy Washington, September 7

    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.

  33. A Long-Shot Push to Bar Trump in 2024 as an ‘Insurrectionist’ Washington, September 7

    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.

  34. Trump Ruling Lifts Profile of Judge and Raises Legal Eyebrows Washington, September 7

    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.

  35. Special Masters and the Trump Records Investigation, Explained Washington, September 6

    An independent arbiter’s review of government documents seized at the former president’s home could significantly delay the criminal inquiry.

  36. Judge Unseats Official Who Trespassed at Capitol on Jan. 6 Washington, September 6

    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.

  37. Is It OK to Take a Law-Firm Job Defending Climate Villains? Magazine, September 6

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether taking a corporate law job means abandoning your values.

  38. How Abbott Kept Sick Babies From Becoming a Scandal Sunday Business, September 6

    Abbott’s lawyers at Jones Day negotiated secret settlements and used scorched earth tactics with families whose infants fell ill after consuming powdered formula.

  39. New York Is Pushed to Stop Asking Aspiring Lawyers About Long-Ago Crimes Metro, September 6

    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.

  40. Chileans Reject Left-Leaning Constitution Video, September 5

    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.

  41. Chile rechaza la Constitución propuesta tras tres años de debate en Español, September 5

    El texto rechazado habría legalizado el aborto, adoptado la atención médica universal y consagrado más de 100 derechos constitucionales, un récord mundial.

  42. Chile Says ‘No’ to Left-Leaning Constitution After 3 Years of Debate Foreign, September 4

    The rejected constitution would have legalized abortion, adopted universal health care and enshrined more than 100 constitutional rights, a global record.

  43. Your Monday Briefing: Europe’s Energy Protections N Y T Now, September 4

    Plus Chileans vote on a new constitution and rickshaws lead India’s electric vehicle transition.

  44. A Second Constitutional Convention? Some Republicans Want to Force One Washington, September 4

    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.

  45. Chile votará por una Constitución que busca reconocer una cantidad récord de derechos en Español, September 3

    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.

  46. Chile Votes on Constitution That Would Enshrine Record Number of Rights Foreign, September 3

    In a single ballot on Sunday, Chileans will decide on abortion, universal health care, rights for nature and a record expansion of constitutional rights.

  47. Women Are So Fired Up to Vote, I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Op Ed, September 3

    Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, women have registered to vote in incredible numbers.

  48. Chile busca un cambio. ¿La manera de hacerlo es con una nueva Constitución? en Español, September 3

    Los chilenos decidirán el domingo si aprueban la sustitución de la Constitución actual, herencia de la dictadura de Pinochet.

  49. The Prison Letters Project Magazine, September 2

    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.

  50. The Founders of a Nation Should Not Have the Last Word Editorial, September 2

    Chileans are debating how to rewrite the nation’s Constitution to address their society’s most stubborn problems.

  51. Los derechos indígenas, en el centro de la polémica por la nueva Constitución chilena en Español, September 2

    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.

  52. The Contentious Vote in Chile That Could Transform Indigenous Rights Foreign, September 2

    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.

  53. Michigan Board Says Abortion Referendum Should Not Go to Voters National, August 31

    Abortion rights supporters gathered more than 750,000 signatures, but the petitions they circulated had formatting problems.

  54. Trump’s Lawyers May Become Witnesses or Targets in Documents Investigation Washington, August 31

    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.

  55. The Next Step in the Anti-Abortion Playbook Is Becoming Clear Op Ed, August 31

    Despite clear political headwinds, the movement has embraced a push for fetal personhood.

  56. Arizona’s Supreme Court blocks an election reform ballot measure, voiding over 238,000 petition signatures. Politics, August 30

    The Arizona Free and Fair Elections Act would have established same-day voter registration and prohibited the state Legislature from overturning federal election results.

  57. Sorry, Summer Styles, July 20

    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?

  58. Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns? Business, July 19

    School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.

  59. Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns? Business, July 19

    School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.

  60. Why Is the Supreme Court So Secretive? Letters, May 10

    Readers call for more openness and discuss judicial restraint and the justices’ religious beliefs. Also: Mask decisions; Twitter’s dark side; skipping school.