1. Supreme Court to Reopen to the Public When Justices Return Washington, Yesterday

    The courthouse has been closed to most visitors since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and in the meantime the court has been transformed.

  2. The Eagerness of Ginni Thomas Editorial, Yesterday

    How has someone with such contempt for democracy, not to mention a shaky grip on reality, run amok for so long at top levels of politics and government?

  3. 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.

  4. Stop Making Asian Americans Pay the Price for Campus Diversity Op Ed, September 23

    Affirmative action in admissions may be nearing its end. It’s about time.

  5. Supreme Court Says Alabama Can Kill Prisoner With Method He Fears National, September 23

    Prison officials tried to insert an I.V. line for Alan Eugene Miller’s execution, but had to halt before his death warrant expired at midnight. The state said the execution would be rescheduled.

  6. Amid Court Fight, L.G.B.T.Q. Club Proposes a Compromise to Yeshiva Metro, September 21

    The Modern Orthodox Jewish university in Manhattan had said it would halt the activities of all undergraduate clubs rather than sanction the gay student organization. The students say they will delay seeking recognition if the other clubs can resu...

  7. Yeshiva University Halts All Student Clubs to Block L.G.B.T.Q. Group Metro, September 17

    Earlier in the week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a ruling to stand for now that required the university to recognize the group.

  8. Supreme Court Says Yeshiva University Must Allow L.G.B.T. Group as Case Proceeds Washington, September 14

    By a 5-to-4 vote, the court refused to block a trial judge’s ruling that required the university to recognize the group under New York City’s anti-discrimination law.

  9. 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.

  10. Nina Totenberg Opens Up About Her Friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Review, September 13

    In her memoir, “Dinners With Ruth,” the NPR journalist writes about their parallel ascents in fields that were not friendly to women.

  11. With Tears and Steel, Kenya’s ‘Hustler’ President Vanquishes His Foes Foreign, September 10

    William Ruto built a career on beating the odds. In his greatest triumph, he is expected to be inaugurated as Kenya’s fifth president on Tuesday.

  12. In Kenyan Elections, the People Decide First. Then Come the Judges. Foreign, September 2

    The Supreme Court is expected to rule by Monday on whether the recent election of William Ruto as president, now mired in a welter of conflicting accusations, should stand.

  13. Could the Courts Block Biden’s Student Loan Relief Plan? Op Ed, August 31

    Just last year, President Biden himself cast doubt on whether he had the authority to cancel student loan debt on such a broad basis.

  14. A Campaign Tactic by Democrats: Smart? Risky? Unethical? Letters, August 14

    Readers debate the party’s strategy of supporting far-right G.O.P. candidates it thinks it can beat. Also: Covid and schools; Ukraine’s students; Kansas and abortion.

  15. Pelosi in Taiwan: Sharp Views All Around Letters, August 3

    The House speaker’s visit is reviewed, pro and con. Also: The Kansas abortion vote; OB-GYNs; coal miners; rich and poor friends; single-issue voters.

  16. Your Friday Briefing: A Major U.S. Climate Ruling Dining, June 30

    Plus Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong and Ukraine takes back Snake Island.

  17. Your Friday Evening Briefing N Y T Now, May 27

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  18. 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.