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  1. Midnight Ruling Exposes Rifts at a Supreme Court Transformed by Trump Washington, Yesterday

    The justices issued six opinions, several of them unusually bitter, in upholding challenges from churches and synagogues to state pandemic restrictions on religious services.

  2. Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo’s Virus Shutdown Order Washington, Yesterday

    Justice Amy Coney Barrett played a decisive role in the decision, which took the opposite approach of earlier court rulings related to coronavirus restrictions in California and Nevada.

  3. Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results Op Ed, November 23

    There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.

  4. Four Years of the Trump Administration in Court. One Word Stuck in My Head. Op Ed, November 19

    A succession of Trump policies reflected the administration’s spite and heartlessness.

  5. Case on Churches, Cuomo and Coronavirus Arrives at Supreme Court Washington, November 16

    The general question in cases in California, Nevada and New York is whether government officials or judges should calibrate responses to the public health crisis.

  6. Trump or No Trump, Religious Authoritarianism Is Here to Stay Op Ed, November 16

    Their unlikely ally may have lost the White House, but Christian nationalists still plan to win the war.

  7. How Progressive States Can Respond to Conservative Courts Op Ed, November 16

    We need to prepare now to protect the values and institutions that matter most.

  8. Trump, the Absolute Worst Loser Op Ed, November 15

    He has spent his life gaming the system, so it’s no surprise that he can’t accept defeat.

  9. 2020 Shows Why the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral Op Ed, November 13

    It doesn’t just distort presidential elections. It infects the entire political process.

  10. Harvard Victory Pushes Admissions Case Toward a More Conservative Supreme Court National, November 12

    The court’s rightward tilt under President Trump, whose administration supported efforts to end race-based admissions policies, gives activists a more favorable opening to challenge affirmative action.

  11. Key Justices Signal Support for Affordable Care Act Washington, November 10

    At a Supreme Court argument on Tuesday, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh suggested that striking down one provision would not doom the balance of the law.

  12. Obamacare Is Back in Court. The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher. Op Ed, November 10

    This time, the issue is democracy, and the Supreme Court’s duty to leave political decisions to the elected branches of government.

  13. The Affordable Care Act Faces Another Supreme Court Test Washington, November 8

    Though the court’s conservative majority has been bolstered by three Trump appointees, the law’s challengers will face headwinds.

  14. With No Evidence of Fraud, Trump Fails to Make Headway on Legal Cases Politics, November 6

    The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

  15. With No Evidence of Fraud, Trump Fails to Make Headway on Legal Cases Politics, November 6

    The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

  16. Trump Can Try, but the Courts Won’t Decide the Election Op Ed, November 5

    Judges, like most Americans, will surely see that the winner should be chosen by no one other than voters.

  17. The Supreme Court Is Now 6-3. What Does That Mean? Op Ed, November 5

    Will we see a cohesive conservative alliance? Or a disparate group of conservative justices?

  18. A Way for the Supreme Court to Protect Religious Minorities Op Ed, November 4

    The justices have an opportunity to overturn a precedent that has hurt Americans’ First Amendment rights.

  19. With His Path to Re-election Narrowing, Trump Turns to the Courts Politics, November 4

    The president pursued lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Michigan, and his campaign said it would demand a recount in Wisconsin.

  20. Supreme Court Weighs Legacy of Same-Sex Marriage Case Washington, November 4

    The justices considered whether a city may exclude a Catholic social services agency from its foster care system because it refuses to work with gay couples.

  21. Supreme Court and the Election: What We Know Washington, November 4

    It is not at all clear that an election dispute will reach the justices.

  22. As the race tightens, chances of a protracted legal struggle increase. U.S., November 4

    With neither side delivering a knockout punch, lawyers are descending on states by the hundreds to fight over mail ballots.

  23. As the race tightens, chances of a protracted legal struggle increase. Politics, November 4

    With neither side delivering a knockout punch, lawyers are descending on states by the hundreds to fight over mail ballots.

  24. Supreme Court Considers How to Decide if Teenagers Should Serve Life Without Parole Washington, November 3

    The justices considered precedents that said only “permanently incorrigible” juvenile offenders ought be sentenced to die in prison.

  25. In the Messiest Contested Election, One Man Saved the System From Itself Special Sections, November 3

    Samuel Randall went against his own party’s wishes to keep the U.S. political system from falling apart.

  26. In the Messiest Contested Election, One Man Saved the System From Itself Food, November 3

    Samuel Randall went against his own party’s wishes to keep the U.S. political system from falling apart.

  27. As Voting Nears End, Battle Intensifies Over Which Ballots Will Count Washington, November 2

    President Trump and his allies say they intend an aggressive challenge to how the votes are counted in key states, and Democrats are mobilizing to meet it.

  28. Justice Amy Coney Barrett Hears Her First Supreme Court Argument Washington, November 2

    But she did not take part in a pair of unsigned decisions in favor of a Black Lives Matter activist and a prisoner held in abusive conditions.

  29. Justice Amy Coney Barrett Hears Her First Supreme Court Argument Washington, November 2

    But she did not take part in a pair of unsigned decisions in favor of a Black Lives Matter activist and a prisoner held in abusive conditions.

  30. Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore? Op Ed, November 2

    Doesn’t seem like it has.

  31. Why India’s Muslims Reach for Liberalism Op Ed, October 30

    When Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes Hindus more equal than religious minorities, Muslims seek equality from the secular Constitution, not Shariah.

  32. In Voting Cases, Chief Justice Roberts Is Alone but in Control Washington, October 29

    While the chief justice’s views have not been fully endorsed by any of his colleagues, they have so far prevailed in five recent disputes, delivering victories to both Democrats and Republicans.

  33. Kavanaugh Fixes Error in Election Opinion After Vermont Complaint Express, October 29

    Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh made a correction to a concurring opinion after Vermont officials pointed out that he mistakenly said the state had not changed its election rules.

  34. Supreme Court Allows Longer Deadlines for Absentee Ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina Washington, October 28

    Republicans in both states opposed the extensions. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who joined the court on Tuesday, did not participate in either case, saying she had not had time to fully review the briefs.

  35. Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion? Op Ed, October 28

    You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.

  36. Supreme Court Won’t Expedite Attempt to Halt Extension of Pennsylvania’s Deadline for Absentee Ballots U.S., October 28

    The court deadlocked last week in the same case, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who it was expected would cast a deciding vote, did not participate in the second request for review.

  37. As Supreme Court Weighs Election Cases, a New Life for Bush v. Gore Washington, October 28

    After two decades of legal obscurity, the ruling that handed the 2000 election to George W. Bush is getting fresh attention.

  38. The Supreme Court Should Not Muck Around in State Election Laws Op Ed, October 28

    It is dangerous and destabilizing.

  39. Kicked From the Curb in Alabama Op Ed, October 28

    The Supreme Court’s ruling to restrict access to voting last week is a reminder of the importance of disability rights laws for protecting the civil rights of all Americans.

  40. How to Fix the Supreme Court Interactive, October 27

    Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation has tilted the high court's ideological balance. What should the court’s future be, and who gets to decide it?

  41. Fill Ginsburg’s Seat Now. Signed, the Democratic Senators of 2016. Interactive, September 21

    Democrats from 2016 make their case against the Democrats of today.

  42. Don’t Fill Ginsburg’s Seat. Signed, the Republican Senators of 2016. Interactive, September 21

    Republicans from 2016 make their case against Republicans of today.

  43. 8 Books on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Interactive, September 21

    If you’d like to create your own shrine to this indefatigable woman of words, these books are the building blocks.

  44. Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy Is the Second Closest to a U.S. Election Ever Interactive, September 19

    The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday left an opening on the Supreme Court 46 days before Election Day.

  45. The Major Supreme Court Cases This Term and What the Public Thinks Interactive, June 15

    The public generally supports the politically liberal position in the cases, though Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided over several of them.

  46. U.S. Supreme Court Arguments: Trump’s Financial Records Interactive, May 12

    Reporters for The Times provided live analysis as the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether President Trump can block subpoenas to his accountants and bankers from Congress and New York prosecutors.