The charges filed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office against two media companies raise a question: Can there be fraud if no money is lost?
The initiatives have two primary goals: to challenge restrictive measures advanced by emboldened states, and to bolster clinics in places friendlier to abortion rights that may become a lifeline.
The Enlightenment gave us street addresses and ushered in democracy. The Age of Un-Enlightenment is using addresses to usher it out.
A New York Times journalist was met with rock-throwing and threats when she tried to visit a Hindu temple after justices ruled that women should be allowed access.
Donald Trump seems to have evaded Hispanics voters’ wrath.
Democrats paid a political cost for decades after F.D.R. tried it in the 1930s. They probably would again.
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.
And why it’s time to make Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., the 51st and 52nd states.
In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.
In the years before Roe v. Wade, an underground group provided thousands of women with abortions.
We asked readers how to make confirmations less partisan and contentious. Here are some of their ideas.
A reader says the court should rule on legal issues, not moral ones.
Somebody is going to get rich from legal, psychoactive drugs linked to blockchain technology one of these days, our columnist says. Why not him?
The Kavanaugh controversy is a reminder of why the country’s founders wanted a less powerful institution.
Readers criticize President Trump’s attack on “wacko” Democrats and lament that the hearings eroded faith in the Supreme Court.
A reader responds to an Op-Ed that called white women who supported Brett Kavanaugh “gender traitors.”
Conservatives say they know how liberals feel about the court.
Hugo Black rose from his past in the Ku Klux Klan to become one of the great civil libertarians.
Plus, should Democrats run on the #MeToo movement?
The midterms are too critical.
A Supreme Court argument on immigration detention appeared to reveal a gap between President Trump’s two appointees.
The bureau’s director, Christopher A. Wray, said the White House directed the F.B.I. to conduct a narrow background investigation into Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh that was “specific in scope.”
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At a campaign rally in Iowa, President Trump painted his opposition as an “angry left-wing mob” that has “become too dangerous to govern.”
Brett M. Kavanaugh’s hiring of four women law clerks means that more than half of the Supreme Court’s law clerks will be women for the first time in American history.
Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh heard his first Supreme Court arguments, all concerning enhanced sentences for gun crimes. The arguments had a notably light tone and concluded without any protests.
All but six appointees to the Supreme Court have been white men.
The Senate majority leader misleadingly suggested on Sunday that his rationale in 2016 for refusing to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year was related to a divided government.
Republicans are an authoritarian regime in waiting
Senator Joe Manchin III was the only Democrat to vote for Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. That’s O.K. with his home state of West Virginia.
Amid fried catfish and sweet tea, two friends in Mississippi, who agree on next to nothing about politics, navigate their differences as part of their daily shifts.
Democrats remain confident that they will benefit from outrage over the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh despite sexual misconduct allegations against him.
It would be a first step in demonstrating that he is the independent jurist he claims to be.
What is your takeaway from the Kavanaugh hearings as we look to the future?
The Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are all men. Their remarks during the heated Supreme Court confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh renewed attention to the party’s fraught relationship with women.
If you’re angry about politics, do something about it.
Joining the frat party might be fun, but it will do great harm to the court and the country.
If it swings too far to the right, expect a response.
Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh takes his place on a Supreme Court whose reputation has suffered significant damage from the battle over his confirmation.
In North Dakota and other farm states, the heated debate over the Supreme Court has nationalized the fight for the Senate, elating Republicans and worrying Democrats
The midterm elections are the smart way to make your influence felt.
What’s at stake is much more than a single Supreme Court seat.
Justice Kavanaugh is the first member of the court to hire an all-female class of law clerks.
Accusations, threats, attacks: The confirmation process of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh entered new territory from the beginning, and senators from both parties fear lasting institutional damage.
For the women rallying against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, the senator’s announcement brought anguish.
Christine Blasey Ford. Deborah Ramirez. Julie Swetnick. Lisa Murkowski. Even Amy Chua. They will face the consequences. Justice Kavanaugh won’t.
Readers reflect angrily on the divisive confirmation process, and what it says about America today.
After the fight over the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, liberals are discussing ways to undo the conservative bloc’s power.
While some have bemoaned recent cutthroat politics in the Senate, history shows many failed or hard-fought nominations back to the 1700s.
“There’s nobody with a squeaky clean past like Brett Kavanaugh,” Mr. Trump told reporters, dismissing allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against the judge.
Judge Kavanaugh’s angry Senate testimony, urged by the White House counsel, Don McGahn, turned the tables and emboldened demoralized Republicans.
His elevation locked in a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court and capped a rancorous battle.
We are eager to understand how women are viewing this moment.
The Supreme Court will move further to the right than it has been in many decades, with two distinct blocs that reflect the deep polarization of the American public and political system.
After a highly contentious nomination process, senators delivered the final vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
She votes with the most right-wing members of her party, even while attempting to occupy some imaginary moral high ground.
The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
The battle over the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has exposed a climate of partisan distrust rivaled by few other moments in the recent past.
But in Mr. Trump’s scorched-earth presidency, the victories — whether the success of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination or the trade deal with Canada and Mexico — are divisive and come at a cost.
The Republican senator from Maine delivered a 45-minute, point-by-point civics lesson of a speech to explain her support for President Trump’s nominee.
Trump believes that judges should be agents of those who appoint them. That would be the end of the rule of law.
President Trump, reacting to critics, said the F.B.I. should have a free hand to investigate. But the White House counsel told him that was a bad idea.
Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination was about so much more than Brett Kavanaugh.
Don’t let Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh have the last word about American justice.
Why a senator from Alaska broke from her party; photos from a crazy day on Capitol Hill; and Hillary’s Broadway debut.
Readers express dismay at the process and events that brought us to this point.
Readers discussed their struggles expressing rage and suggest turning anger into action.
Here are the key senators as the Senate moves toward a final vote Saturday afternoon on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The Alaskan senator said Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was “not the right man for the court at this time.”
Once cracked, now crumbling.
Justice John Paul Stevens, a former member of the Supreme Court, said Judge Brett Kavanaugh “demonstrated a potential bias” during the second round of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week.
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The country’s highest court has curtailed the uses of the national identification program, but fears about the misuse of information collected from a billion people remain.
It’s not about Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior. It’s about justices who do not represent the will of the majority.
Republicans and Democrats clashed over the agency’s report on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, mirroring a nation as divided as ever over the Supreme Court nominee.
Ms. Rosen, a first-term congresswoman, is running against Senator Dean Heller, one of the most endangered Republican incumbents in November. The Kavanaugh nomination is a wild card in the race.
Justice Stevens, 98, suggested that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s performance at his confirmation hearing “demonstrated a potential bias” that should disqualify him.
Conservatives hope to use the liberal opposition to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination as a graphic example of the threat posed by a Democratic takeover, but they worry that passions will dissipate.
In an op-ed published Thursday night, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh admitted that he “said a few things I should not have said” at his hearing last week.
Protesters confronted Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, in the elevator, while others filled the balconies of the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.
On a steamy day in the capital, several thousand protesters, most of them female, made a late stand against the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The Kavanaugh hearings as American nadir.
Readers responded to a writer’s disclosure of sexual assault at the hands of someone she later dated.
And why the Senate should vote to keep him off the Supreme Court.
Republicans want to ram Kavanaugh through no matter how many women object.
A prominent show of support from a Facebook executive for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as he faced assault claims has brought new turmoil to the company.
As a Senate vote nears, some readers are worried about the message that his confirmation would send.
Republicans and Democrats had drastically different reactions after reviewing an F.B.I. report on allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Lawmakers can’t claim to respect sexual assault survivors and then ignore them.
Lawmakers reviewed the F.B.I.’s findings from an inquiry into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s background. Here’s what senators from each side of the aisle had to say about it.
Two Republican senators, Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, signaled satisfaction with the F.B.I. investigation, while a swing-vote Democrat, Heidi Heitkamp, came out against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
In the president, one big bully stands up to others.
How the agency’s findings could affect the confirmation vote on the Supreme Court nominee, and why the tone of the controversy has shifted.
After weeks of not directly attacking Christine Blasey Ford, the president and his Republican allies have embarked on a more aggressive effort to challenge her credibility.
But Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, knows he may take the blame from President Trump and conservatives if the Senate does not confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
A vigil was held in Brooklyn on Wednesday to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Senator Mitch McConnell was followed and questioned by a group of women about sexual assault victims at Reagan Washington National Airport on Monday.
Lies, empathy and partisanship.
We have differing views about Kavanaugh’s qualifications. But we are united in believing he does not have the right judicial temperament.
After reports that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh had been in a bar fight in 1985, opinions differed about whether that was a red flag — or an American rite of passage.
Readers discuss Prof. Laurence Tribe’s argument that Mr. Kavanaugh would have to recuse himself from many cases because of his partisanship.
The White House concluded that the interviews did not corroborate sexual misconduct accusations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee.
The bar association on three occasions gave Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh its highest rating. In 2006, though, after scores of interviews, it had doubts.
Rules dating back to Jefferson are supposed to keep the Senate a decorous place where prerogative rises above partisanship. The Kavanaugh proceedings are breaking it.
Brett Kavanaugh was a member of a hard-partying group of football players, and his behavior was more raucous than he has publicly described.
Nine women were arrested during a sit-in at the office of the West Virginia Democrat, who has not said if he will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
The Supreme Court, which is short-handed as it awaits word of the fate of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination, seemed to be looking for a way to rule for the inmate without making a broad statement.
Readers discuss the judge’s anger at his hearing, his encounter with the New Haven police and whether he is unjustly being made a “sacrificial lamb.”
At a campaign event in Mississippi, the president went further than ever before in directly assailing Dr. Blasey, who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Senator Mitch McConnell’s promise to wrap up Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation gave it an air of inevitability, but five undecided senators are refusing to tip their hands.
Mark Judge’s 1997 memoir, “Wasted,” captures both the milieu in which the author and Brett Kavanaugh were raised, and prevailing ideas of masculinity in the 1980s.
Here’s an overview of the intense fight over the confirmation of the Supreme Court nominee, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women.
Former acquaintances of the Supreme Court nominee say that the image he’s been presenting doesn’t quite match the Brett Kavanaugh they knew in school.
No matter what the F.B.I. finds, he will color the midterms, 2020, institutional trust and partisan warfare going forward.
One has already made a sudden reversal. One has set up her own test. None blindly follow their party. Here is what each must weigh.
As the F.B.I. pursues Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s past, Democrats seeking to derail his nomination are using his performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week as a new avenue of attack.
With his Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation under fire, the president lashed out, making various accusations toward Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Trumpism is all about the fear of losing traditional privilege.
The White House authorized the new directive after a Democratic outcry, but the bureau must finish its investigation by Friday.
Readers accuse the judge of lying and discuss the fallout of the hearings.
The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose belief in property rights outweighed his affinity for a state access law.
Given his blatant partisanship and personal animosity toward liberals, how could he be an effective member of the Supreme Court?
As the nation remained riveted by the embattled nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the eight justices opened the new term by hearing a case about an endangered frog.
Yes, the F.B.I. investigation of Kavanaugh should be limited — but not like this.
He’s shown us that he’s up for a fight, but can he rule dispassionately?
The Republican senator’s 11th-hour decision to delay a vote on a Supreme Court nominee could wind up defining his legacy.
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.
Even Democratic senators who knew the investigation would be limited expressed disappointment as investigators planned to interview only four witnesses, at least initially.
Mr. Ludington, a Yale classmate of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s, issued a statement on Sunday saying the Supreme Court nominee misled a Senate panel last week.
Despite limitations and partisan attacks, the bureau can find out a lot about the Kavanaugh accusations in a week.
In the Kavanaugh hearings, Republicans made it clear that the old, male-dominated order will prevail.
The extended F.B.I. investigation wasn’t what Republicans wanted, but it could end up easing the way for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.
Inmates on Tennessee’s death row favor a firing squad over a torturous, deadly injection.
Ms. Conway said she was a victim of sexual assault as she defended Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, who has been accused of sexual assault decades ago.
Brett Kavanaugh faces his moment of truth in a town that doesn’t care about truth.
The Supreme Court nominee paired a frothy beverage with identity politics.
What America owes women right now.
It is both easy and common to drink, act and then have no memory of it.
The New York Times fact-checked his testimony, and what emerges is the image of a skilled lawyer who dissembled when pressed on certain accusations.
The Republican senator, confronted by angry women and frustrated Democrats, got a one-week delay for the F.B.I. to investigate sexual misconduct accusations.
In the year of #MeToo, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearing set off outrage in the nation’s capital.
Thank you, Jeff Flake.
Just take away Brett Kavanaugh and it was a great week.
Which should make Republican lawmakers very, very nervous.
The bureau, in a relatively limited inquiry, will rely on witnesses to voluntarily answer questions or hand over documents.
Thursday’s hearings should not prevent Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
This was a job interview, not a criminal trial. Kavanaugh, in his fury and pathos, failed the test.
At the outset of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Brett Kavanaugh insisted on the importance on impartiality, calm and independence. His tenor drastically changed during his testimony defending himself against sexual assault accusati...
A deluge of responses from readers on the hearing, plus a recap of a busy day and the best opinion writing on the topic.