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  1. The Law©? Opinion, Yesterday

    No one owns the law, and no one should be able to copyright it.

  2. Reopened Legal Challenge to Census Citizenship Question Throws Case Into Chaos U.S., Yesterday

    The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the question’s inclusion on the 2020 census this week. But recently discovered files have compelled lower courts to re-examine the case.

  3. The Travel Ban Shows What Happens When the Supreme Court Trusts Trump Opinion, Yesterday

    A cautionary tale for the census case before the Supreme Court.

  4. Tired of Hearing Leader Criticized, Pakistani Lawmaker Starts Banning Words World, Yesterday

    After the opposition kept calling Prime Minister Imran Khan a leader “selected” by the country’s military, the deputy speaker banned the description. The debate is not over.

  5. Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Vulgar Trademarks U.S., June 24

    The court also made it harder to obtain commercial information under the Freedom of Information Act.

  6. Supreme Court to Hear Insurers’ Suit on Obamacare U.S., June 24

    Insurance companies say they are owed some $12 billion promised to them in “risk corridor” provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

  7. Who Gets to Sit on the Supreme Court? Books, June 23

    Carl Hulse’s “Confirmation Bias” recounts the recent battles to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat.

  8. People Who Can’t Vote Still Count Politically in America. What if That Changes? The Upshot, June 22

    The resulting maps would tend to shift power to areas with more residents that are white and older.

  9. A Blow Against Racism in Jury Selection Opinion, June 21

    The Supreme Court took a Mississippi prosecutor to task for repeatedly excluding black jurors from a murder trial.

  10. ‘Most of Government Is Unconstitutional’ Opinion, June 21

    Did the Supreme Court just suggest that it is prepared to agree with that statement?

  11. In Property Rights Case, Justices Sharply Debate Power of Precedent U.S., June 21

    In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overruled its second precedent in a little over a month.

  12. The Supreme Court’s Biggest Decisions in 2019 Interactive, June 21

    The term’s most important cases will help chart the future of a court in transition.

  13. Supreme Court Sustains Executive Power in Sex Offender Case U.S., June 20

    The decision, from an eight-member court, suggested that the major constitutional issue it considered may soon return to the court.

  14. Supreme Court Allows 40-Foot Cross Honoring War Dead on State Property U.S., June 20

    Challengers argued that the cross in suburban Maryland sent a message of government favoritism toward Christianity.

  15. Supreme Court Allows 40-Foot Peace Cross on State Property U.S., June 20

    Challengers argued that the cross in suburban Maryland sent a message of government favoritism toward Christianity.

  16. The Supreme Court Is Showing an Instinct for Self-Preservation, at Least Until Next Year’s Election Opinion, June 20

    The court has passed on contentious cases about abortion and the rights of same-sex couples. Will it now drop the census case?

  17. The Supreme Court Is Showing an Instinct for Self-Preservation, at Least Until Next Year’s Election Opinion, June 20

    The court has passed on contentious cases about abortion and the rights of same-sex couples. Will it now drop the census case?

  18. The Court Cases That Changed L.G.B.T.Q. Rights U.S., June 19

    From gay marriage to gender identity, a timeline of the legal battles that have shaped L.G.B.T.Q. rights.

  19. 2020 Democrats on the Supreme Court Interactive, June 19

    We asked the candidates whether the size of the Supreme Court should be expanded.

  20. Supreme Court Upholds Virginia’s Ban on Uranium Mining U.S., June 17

    The court ruled that the Atomic Energy Act did not bar the state’s moratorium on mining what appears to be the nation’s largest uranium deposit.

  21. How Battles Over Serving Same-Sex Couples Play Out in Court U.S., June 17

    The Supreme Court just declined to hear a case in which a bakery refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple. Here’s a look at similar past cases.

  22. Justices Dismiss Appeal in Virginia Racial Gerrymandering Case U.S., June 17

    The decision featured unusual alliances, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch joining three of the court’s more liberal members.

  23. Supreme Court Affirms Exception to Double Jeopardy in a Case With Implications for Trump Associates U.S., June 17

    The justices refused to overrule precedents that allow separate prosecutions for the same crimes in state and federal courts.

  24. Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Clash Between Another Bakery and a Gay Couple U.S., June 17

    The Supreme Court again avoided deciding whether the Constitution allows people with religious objections to same-sex marriage to discriminate.

  25. Trump’s Abuse of Executive Privilege Is More Than a Present Danger Opinion, June 17

    He’s making it harder for future presidents to govern.

  26. How History Changed Anita Hill U.S., June 17

    Nearly 30 years after the Clarence Thomas hearings, she talks about the progress that’s been made and the issues that remain.

  27. Cleveland Is Paying $225,000 to a Man Who Burned the American Flag U.S., June 14

    Gregory L. Johnson claims police officers violated his rights after his act of protest. Those rights were established 30 years ago in a Supreme Court case that bears his name.

  28. When We Kill Opinion, June 14

    Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong.

  29. He Won a Landmark Case for Privacy Rights. He’s Going to Prison Anyway. Opinion, June 13

    Those who score big victories for the civil liberties of every American sometimes lose their own freedom.

  30. I’m a Judge. Here’s How Surveillance Is Challenging Our Legal System. Opinion, June 13

    Prosecutors have stepped into the void left by Congress’s failure to say how far the police can go in using investigative technology.

  31. What Abortion Access Looks Like in Mississippi: One Person at a Time Magazine, June 13

    With state legislatures passing new abortion restrictions, the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund follows its own compass on how to best help clients.

  32. Justice Breyer Raises Specter of Perpetual Detention Without Trial at Guantánamo U.S., June 10

    The Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a man who has been held in wartime detention for 17 years with no end in sight.

  33. Supreme Court to Hear Racial Discrimination Case Against Comcast U.S., June 10

    Byron Allen, an African-American entrepreneur, says the cable giant discriminated against his company, Entertainment Studios Networks.

  34. Ginsburg Hints at Sharp Divisions Ahead as Supreme Court Term Nears End U.S., June 10

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in remarks at a conference that included references to the census and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, gave liberals little reason to be optimistic.

  35. Liberals Begin Lining Up Young Judges for a Post-Trump Surge U.S., June 8

    Liberal advocacy groups have a message for federal judges pondering retirement: Hold on until 2021. In the meantime, they have begun drawing up lists of possible replacements.

  36. YouTube Is a Very Bad Judge and Jury Opinion, June 8

    Nobody knows how to run YouTube. Especially not YouTube.

  37. Why Pete Buttigieg Is Wrong About the Supreme Court Opinion, June 6

    Technocratic reforms won’t clear the way for a progressive agenda.

  38. Who Cares About the Supreme Court’s ‘Legitimacy’? Opinion, June 6

    Conservatives seem to assume that only the chief justice is moved by fears that he and his colleagues will end up looking like politicians in robes.

  39. Charges of Politics in Census Debate Are ‘Smoke and Mirrors,’ Justice Dept. Says U.S., June 3

    Opponents of a citizenship question say a Republican operative helped steer it onto the census. That is the stuff of conspiracy theories, the Justice Department said in a court filing.

  40. Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison U.S., June 3

    Ronald DeRisi, 75, of Long Island, left expletive-laden voice mail messages at the offices of two senators and threatened to assault and shoot them.

  41. At the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas Scoffs at Retirement Rumors U.S., June 3

    In a relaxed public interview, Justice Clarence Thomas reflected on his career and work at the Supreme Court.

  42. At the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas Scoffs at Retirement Rumors U.S., June 3

    In a relaxed public interview, Justice Clarence Thomas reflected on his career and work at the Supreme Court.

  43. Trump’s War on Worker Rights Opinion, June 3

    The administration is making life easier for business owners and harder for workers.

  44. A Partisan Grab, in Six Steps Opinion, June 3

    Will the Supreme Court act as a Republican branch?

  45. Clarence Thomas’s Dangerous Idea Opinion, June 1

    Does anything link the eugenics of the past to abortion today?

  46. Will the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court Survive the Census Case? Opinion, May 31

    Last year, the court overlooked the anti-Muslim animus of the travel ban and ruled for the administration. It should not be taken in again.

  47. Supreme Court Won’t Stay Alabama Execution After Bitter Clash U.S., May 30

    Christopher Lee Price’s case prompted an anguished middle-of-the-night dissent in April that opened a window on angry divisions at the court.

  48. Looks Like the Trump Administration Lied About the Census Opinion, May 30

    The administration said it needed citizenship data to protect voting rights. New documents tell another story.

  49. On the Abortion Issue, Pence Leads the Way U.S., May 30

    President Trump may be the louder voice on the issue, but the vice president is the one many evangelicals hear.

  50. Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question U.S., May 30

    Weeks before the Supreme Court rules on the legality of the citizenship question, evidence filed in court could further erode the Trump administration’s rationale for the question.

  51. Louisiana Moves to Ban Abortions After a Heartbeat Is Detected U.S., May 29

    The state’s Democratic governor said he planned to sign the so-called fetal heartbeat bill. Similar bans across the country have already been challenged — and blocked — in court.

  52. Louisiana Moves to Ban Abortions After a Heartbeat Is Detected U.S., May 29

    The state’s Democratic governor said he planned to sign the so-called fetal heartbeat bill. Similar bans across the country have already been challenged — and blocked — in court.

  53. The Shifting Standards of Mitch McConnell U.S., May 29

    Despite his blockade of an Obama Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year, the Senate majority leader is now definitive that he would push a Trump nominee in 2020.

  54. The Hidden Consequences of the New Abortion Laws Opinion, May 29

    They will force women to carry pregnancies to term despite the detection of painful and deadly fetal anomalies.

  55. McConnell Says Republicans Would Fill a Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020, Drawing Claims of Hypocrisy U.S., May 29

    The Senate majority leader acknowledged that Republicans would treat a judge nominated by a Republican president differently from one nominated by a Democratic president.

  56. Explaining the Supreme Court Ruling on Indiana’s Abortion Law U.S., May 28

    The court upheld a provision on the disposal of fetal remains but avoided what could have been a test of Roe v. Wade. Here’s what that means.

  57. The Many Contradictions of Oliver Wendell Holmes Books, May 28

    Stephen Budiansky’s new biography of the Supreme Court justice reveals a man who was guided by experience, not logic.

  58. Justices to Hear Case of U.S. Agent’s Shooting of Teenager Across the Mexican Border U.S., May 28

    The Supreme Court also issued a decision limiting suits against the police by people claiming retaliatory arrests for exercising their First Amendment rights.

  59. A Dark Milestone for Women’s Rights: A State With No Abortion Clinics Opinion, May 28

    Missouri may soon show America what abortion access will look like if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

  60. Supreme Court Sidesteps Abortion Question in Ruling on Indiana Law U.S., May 28

    The justices upheld a law on the disposal of fetal remains, but declined to hear a case on whether states can prohibit abortions sought solely based on a fetal characteristic like sex or disability.

  61. Your House Is My House, Pakistan’s Rich Say to Its Poor Opinion, May 28

    Property scams start from the top here, and cut across political divides.

  62. Fearing Supreme Court Loss, New York Tries to Make Gun Case Vanish U.S., May 27

    The case, a challenge to a New York City gun regulation, is the first Second Amendment case at the Supreme Court in almost a decade.