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  1. Supreme Court Hears Case of Lee Malvo, Sniper Who Terrorized D.C. U.S., Yesterday

    The justices weighed whether Mr. Malvo, who was 17 when he and his partner killed 10 people in the Washington area, is entitled to a new sentencing.

  2. Supreme Court Case Could Have Huge Effect on Puerto Rican Debt Crisis U.S., October 15

    The justices are considering a constitutional challenge to an unusual oversight board created by Congress to sort out the island’s debt.

  3. ‘Faithless Electors’ Could Tip the 2020 Election. Will the Supreme Court Stop Them? U.S., October 14

    A new petition asks the justices to rule quickly, before the next election, on whether members of the Electoral College may vote their consciences.

  4. What if the Supreme Court Had an L.G.B.T. Justice? Opinion, October 12

    There might be fewer arguments about bathrooms, for starters.

  5. To Pack or Not to Pack Opinion, October 11

    The big Supreme Court debate.

  6. Should the House Just Start Jailing Trump Officials? Opinion, October 10

    With the White House stonewalling the impeachment inquiry, Nancy Pelosi has options to weigh.

  7. The House Can Play Hardball, Too. It Can Arrest Giuliani. Opinion, October 10

    Two ways that Democrats in the House can match the White House’s aggressive tactics.

  8. A Supreme Court Abortion Case That Tests the Court Itself Opinion, October 10

    What will access to abortion look like under the new conservative majority?

  9. Republicans’ ‘Dead Chicken’ Strategy on Impeachment Podcasts, October 10

    After the successful confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, one political operative sees a clear path through the impeachment inquiry. But at what cost?

  10. Is the Threat of Impeachment Emboldening Trump? Opinion, October 10

    And should Democrats pack the Supreme Court?

  11. Will Puerto Rico Still Be Allowed to Govern Itself? Opinion, October 9

    The Supreme Court will consider that question next week.

  12. This Is a Constitutional Crisis. What Happens Next? Opinion, October 9

    With a full-on confrontation between the House and the president, no simple resolution is available.

  13. Will the Supreme Court Hand Trump Even More Power? Opinion, October 8

    The justices could take up a case on whether the president can fire the heads of independent agencies like the Fed.

  14. Supreme Court Considers Whether Civil Rights Act Protects L.G.B.T. Workers U.S., October 8

    The court seemed divided along predictable lines, with a possible exception: Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, a member of the conservative majority.

  15. Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases U.S., October 7

    A confusing 1972 decision allowed convictions by split verdicts in state courts, though not federal ones. The justices struggled with whether to overrule it.

  16. Chris Collins Found a Constitutional Protection for Congress Goes Only So Far Business, October 7

    A judge rejected Mr. Collins’s argument that the “speech or debate” clause shielded materials in his insider-trading case from a Justice Department inquiry.

  17. Supreme Court Opens New Term With Argument on Insanity Defense U.S., October 7

    The justices, who drew on law, moral philosophy and history, appeared to find the question tangled and difficult.

  18. Ruling on Trump’s Tax Returns: 5 Takeaways New York, October 7

    A judge ordered President Trump to turn over eight years of tax returns, but the case raises constitutional issues that could end up in the Supreme Court.

  19. Don’t Be Fooled. Chief Justice John Roberts Is as Partisan as They Come. Opinion, October 7

    He says he is concerned about the Supreme Court’s legitimacy in the eyes of the public. He should worry.

  20. The Week in Business: The Markets and Impeachment Business, October 6

    A changed Supreme Court hears a new gay rights case, protests escalate in Hong Kong and new Brexit maneuverings.

  21. As the Supreme Court Gets Back to Work, Five Big Cases to Watch U.S., October 6

    In its first full term since the arrival of Justice Kavanaugh, the court could issue a number of blockbuster decisions on divisive issues in an election year.

  22. Watch Out, America — The Supreme Court Is Back in Session Opinion, October 5

    And conservatives could be the big winners.

  23. Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Case From Louisiana U.S., October 4

    The case will test the constitutionality of an admitting-privileges law that could reduce the number of clinics in the state one.

  24. When #MeToo Went on Trial Podcasts, October 4

    One year ago, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her story. We look at how her testimony came to embody a culture at a crossroads — and at what’s changed since then.

  25. U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law U.S., October 1

    Similar laws have been blocked in other states. Conservatives hope the Supreme Court will ultimately decide to weaken or overturn the constitutional right to an abortion.

  26. In Death Penalty Cases, Sotomayor Is Alone in ‘Bearing Witness’ U.S., September 30

    Over the last month, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has issued three opinions describing flaws in the capital justice system.

  27. This Week in Business: The Economics of Impeachment Business, September 29

    Plus, WeWork’s chief executive steps down.

  28. Clarence Thomas Is Not a ‘Sellout’ Opinion, September 28

    Whether or not you agree with his jurisprudence, it is rooted in a commitment to black people.

  29. Theodore Olson, Conservative Stalwart, to Represent ‘Dreamers’ in Supreme Court U.S., September 26

    Mr. Olson argued for the winning sides in Bush v. Gore and Citizens United and was a leader in the fight for a right to same-sex marriage.

  30. There Was More to the Price Hike on Stamps Than the Cost Opinion, September 26

    There has to be a reason for official decisions beyond “because we say so.”

  31. Boris Johnson Is Defiant as U.K. Parliament Reconvenes World, September 25

    After a stinging Supreme Court defeat, the prime minister came out fighting on Brexit. He also infuriated some lawmakers by invoking the memory of Jo Cox, a Brexit opponent.

  32. Politics Has No Place at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts Says U.S., September 25

    In a frequently lighthearted conversation, the chief justice also discussed classic rock and whether he could best Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the gym.

  33. Boris Johnson’s Ultimate Deceit Opinion, September 24

    Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that he misled the queen to illegally suspend Parliament.

  34. Lady Hale, U.K. Supreme Court Judge, Speaks Calmly and Brings Down the Hammer World, September 24

    The judge has carved out a long, trailblazing career as an academic, legal reformer and feminist — and she loves striking brooches.

  35. Brexit Turmoil Intensifies as Court Rebukes Boris Johnson World, September 24

    In a major blow to the prime minister, the court ruled unanimously that Parliament is still in session, whatever Mr. Johnson might think.

  36. Can Someone Be Fired for Being Gay? The Supreme Court Will Decide U.S., September 23

    Gerald Bostock said he lost his job after joining a gay softball league. The justices will decide whether a landmark civil rights law protects him.

  37. ‘The Enigma of Clarence Thomas’ Makes a Strong Case for Its Provocative Thesis Books, September 23

    In his new book, Corey Robin argues that the black nationalism underpinning Thomas’s jurisprudence is a “secret hiding in plain sight.”

  38. Britain’s Supreme Court Is Thrust Into Center of Brexit Debate World, September 18

    A case against Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is testing Britain’s Supreme Court and its tradition of steering clear of political disputes.