1. A Surprising Supreme Court Decision’s History With the American South World, Yesterday

    To understand the significance of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, books about the Deep South’s changes in the 20th century are critical to read.

  2. What Trump’s Latest Indictment Means for the 2024 Race Business, Yesterday

    The former president, who faces seven criminal charges for mishandling classified documents, is expected to surrender to authorities next week.

  3. Today’s Top News: Donald Trump Is Indicted, and More Podcasts, Yesterday

    Exclusively from New York Times Audio, our new app.

  4. John Roberts Throws a Curveball Opinion, June 8

    The Voting Rights Act lives to see another day.

  5. Supreme Court Gives the Voting Rights Act a Tenuous New Lease on Life U.S., June 8

    The main remaining power of the landmark 1965 law, over racial bias in political mapmaking, gets an unexpected buttressing from a court that had been weakening the law for years.

  6. Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Could Resound Across the South U.S., June 8

    A decision that said Alabama’s congressional voting maps were detrimental to Black voters was celebrated by advocates — and could mean changes to voting in other states.

  7. Your Friday Briefing: A Major Ukrainian Offensive Briefing, June 8

    Also, a victory for voting rights in the U.S.

  8. Supreme Court Narrows the Reach of an Aggravated Identity Theft Law U.S., June 8

    The justices rejected the government’s interpretation of a 2004 law that adds two years in prison for certain felonies if they involved misusing another person’s identification.

  9. Supreme Court Rules Against Dog Toy Resembling Liquor Bottle U.S., June 8

    The case, a trademark dispute, pitted Jack Daniel’s against Bad Spaniels Silly Squeakers, which looks like the distiller’s distinctive bottle and adds potty humor.

  10. Supreme Court Rejects Voting Map That Diluted Black Voters’ Power U.S., June 8

    Voting rights advocates had feared that the decision about redistricting in Alabama would further undermine the Voting Rights Act, which instead appeared to emerge unscathed.

  11. Trump’s Justices Didn’t Doom Affirmative Action. Demography Did. Opinion, June 8

    The composition of the Supreme Court has changed, but so has the composition of the country.

  12. The Major Supreme Court Decisions in 2023 Interactive, June 7

    How the court’s 6-to-3 conservative majority is ruling this term after its lurch to the right a year ago in blockbuster decisions on abortion, guns, religion and climate change.

  13. Justices Thomas and Alito Delay Release of Financial Disclosures U.S., June 7

    The justices asked for extensions to file annual forms that detail gifts, travel and real estate holdings.

  14. The Truth Is, Many Americans Just Don’t Want Black People to Get Ahead Opinion, June 7

    That racial affirmative action in university admissions and elsewhere has survived for so long is remarkable given the powerful forces arrayed against it.

  15. Man Convicted of Nonviolent Crime Can Own Gun, U.S. Court Rules U.S., June 6

    The decision, which national groups had been closely watching, was a potential setback to gun regulations spurred by a Supreme Court ruling last year that vastly expanded the right to bear arms.

  16. There Is One Group the Roberts Court Really Doesn’t Like Opinion, June 6

    It is difficult to overstate the court’s hostility to organized labor and the rights of American workers.

  17. Oklahoma Approves First Religious Charter School in the U.S. U.S., June 5

    The school will offer online, Roman Catholic instruction funded by taxpayers. Its approval is certain to tee off a legal battle over the separation of church and state.

  18. Supreme Court to Decide ‘Trump Too Small’ Trademark Dispute U.S., June 5

    In earlier cases, the justices struck down provisions of the trademark law that discriminated based on the speaker’s viewpoint.

  19. I’m in High School. I Hope Affirmative Action Is Rejected and Replaced With Something Stronger. Op Ed, June 5

    Asian students lose out with this college admissions system, but so do low-income ones.

  20. College Grads, Do ‘Follow Your Passions’ Letters, June 4

    Advice for college graduates. Also: Right-to-shelter laws; the work commute; teaching reading; Ron DeSantis and Clarence Thomas.

  21. A High Court Held in Low Esteem Letters, June 3

    Readers discuss calls for stronger ethics guidelines for the justices and less partisanship.

  22. Two Black Members of Native Tribes Were Arrested. The Law Sees Only One as Indian. Washington, June 3

    A Supreme Court ruling barred Oklahoma from prosecuting crimes committed by Native Americans on tribal land, but some Black tribal members are still being prosecuted because they lack “Indian blood.”

  23. Markets Await Clues for Fed’s Next Move in May Jobs Report Business, June 2

    With the fight over the debt ceiling resolved, investors are turning to other concerns, including inflation and interest rates.

  24. Our Quick Take on Upcoming Major Supreme Court Cases and the Day’s Top Stories Podcasts, June 2

    Exclusively from New York Times Audio, our new app.

  25. The First Name of a Supreme Court Justice Is Not Justice Op Ed, June 2

    In recent years, the judiciary has shown little but contempt for other governing institutions. It has earned a little in return.

  26. Supreme Court Backs Employer in Suit Over Strike Losses Business, June 1

    The justices ruled that federal labor law did not block state courts from ruling on a case regarding damage caused when workers walked off the job.

  27. Hunter Biden’s Lawyers Cite Landmark Gun Ruling in Bid to Stave Off Charges U.S., May 31

    Hunter Biden’s legal team is invoking a Supreme Court decision his father has denounced as an affront to “common sense and the Constitution.”

  28. Pakistan’s Powerful Military Faces New Resistance From Courts Foreign, May 31

    Long seen as kowtowing to the military, the judiciary has defied it in recent rulings, signaling an important shift in Pakistan’s political landscape.

  29. What the Debt Ceiling Deal Means for Student Loan Payments Washington, May 30

    The legislation would prevent President Biden from issuing another last-minute extension on the payments beyond the end of the summer.

  30. The Supreme Court Is Crippling Environmental Protections. Where Is Congress? Op Ed, May 29

    Will lawmakers allow what one justice called the court’s “appointment of itself as the national decision maker on environmental policy”?

  31. Elite High School’s Admissions Plan May Face Supreme Court Test Washington, May 29

    The justices will soon rule on race-conscious admissions plans at Harvard and U.N.C. A new appeals court case asks whether schools can use race-neutral tools to achieve racial diversity.

  32. Colleges Will Be Able to Hide a Student’s Race on Admissions Applications National, May 26

    If requested, the Common App will conceal basic information on race and ethnicity — a move that could help schools if the Supreme Court ends affirmative action.

  33. The Case Against Student Debt Relief Barely Even Pretends to Make Sense Op Ed, May 26

    A loan servicing agency looks to make more money, not less, if Biden’s plan goes into effect.

  34. The Real Threat to Freedom Is Coming From the States Op Ed, May 26

    We have a long history with various forms of sub-national authoritarianism.

  35. Who Can Rein In the Supreme Court? Editorial, May 25

    The justices need, at long last, a clear, comprehensive and transparent code of ethics.

  36. States Are Not Entitled to Windfalls in Tax Disputes, Supreme Court Rules Washington, May 25

    In a unanimous decision, the justices sided with a 94-year-old woman who got nothing when a Minnesota county sold her condominium to recoup unpaid taxes.

  37. Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Power to Address Water Pollution Washington, May 25

    Experts said the decision would sharply undercut the agency’s authority to protect millions of acres of wetlands under the Clean Water Act, leaving them subject to pollution without penalty.

  38. Chief Justice Says Supreme Court Is Working to Address Ethics Questions Washington, May 24

    In remarks at an awards ceremony, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. also addressed heckling at law schools and security for members of the court.

  39. High School Did Not Discriminate Against Asian American Students, Court Rules National, May 23

    Parents had objected to Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia changing its admissions policies, including getting rid of an exam. The case appears headed for the Supreme Court.

  40. Harlan Crow Declines to Provide Information Sought by Senate Democrats Washington, May 23

    Judiciary Committee members had asked for an accounting of gifts and travel provided to Justice Clarence Thomas.

  41. DeSantis Floats ‘7-2 Conservative Majority’ on Supreme Court Politics, May 23

    With his 2024 campaign imminent, Ron DeSantis pointed to how he could tilt the court further to the right. He also highlighted his ability to serve for eight years as president, unlike Donald Trump.

  42. The Supreme Court vs. Andy Warhol The Daily, May 23

    Inside a copyright case that dissenting justices say could stifle creativity.

  43. Supreme Court Justices Don’t Like Being Criticized in Public, Which Is a Good Reason to Keep Doing It Op Ed, May 23

    In past instances of public criticism, the court has occasionally changed its ways.

  44. Neil Gorsuch Has Given Himself Away Op Ed, May 23

    A justice who frequently struggles to see injustice and cruelty in the present will surely struggle to see injustice and cruelty in the past.

  45. After the Warhol Decision, Another Major Copyright Case Looms Culture, May 22

    Richard Prince, an artist who appropriates images like Andy Warhol did, is being sued. But experts said the Supreme Court’s Warhol ruling may have little impact on the case.

  46. Supreme Court Criticism N Y T Now, May 22

    Democrats used to criticize the Supreme Court respectfully. Increasingly, they see the court as irredeemable.

  47. Liberals Are Persuading Themselves of a Debt Ceiling Plan That Won’t Work Op Ed, May 21

    The limit Congress imposes is dumb, but Biden can’t just wave it away.

  48. Ruling Against Warhol Shouldn’t Hurt Artists. But It Might. Culture, May 19

    The Supreme Court decision over Andy Warhol’s use of Lynn Goldsmith’s Prince photograph was decided on the narrow grounds of a licensing issue. But it could still have a chilling effect.

  49. Disney Inflicts a Blow to DeSantis Ahead of His Presidential Run Business, May 19

    The entertainment giant’s move to cancel a major office project stung the Florida governor just days before he is expected to officially enter the 2024 race.

  50. Supreme Court Dismisses Case on Pandemic-Era Immigration Measure Washington, May 18

    The justices acted after the Biden administration announced that the health emergency used to justify the measure, Title 42, was ending.

  51. Supreme Court Won’t Hold Tech Companies Liable for User Posts Washington, May 18

    The justices ruled in one case that a law allowing suits for aiding terrorism did not apply to the ordinary activities of social media companies.

  52. Supreme Court Rules Against Andy Warhol in Copyright Case Washington, May 18

    The justices considered whether the artist was free to use elements of a rock photographer’s portrait of the musician Prince.

  53. Why the Supreme Court Is Blind to Its Own Corruption Op Ed, May 18

    No wonder Justice Thomas apparently thought his behavior was no big deal.

  54. Supreme Court Won’t Block Illinois Laws on High-Powered Rifles Washington, May 17

    The justices struck down a New York gun control law last year, announcing a new test to evaluate the constitutionality of such measures.

  55. Casting a Bright Light on the Supreme Court’s ‘Shadow Docket’ Book Review, May 17

    A new book by the legal scholar Stephen Vladeck argues that unsigned and unexplained decisions issued through the court’s shadow docket have helped propel its jurisprudence to the right.

  56. The Brutal Past and Uncertain Future of Native Adoptions Metropolitan, May 16

    The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 sought to keep Native children in tribal communities. The Supreme Court may change that this spring.

  57. Supreme Court Takes Up Case on Trump Hotel Records Washington, May 15

    The justices will decide whether individual House Democrats have standing to sue for documents concerning possible conflicts of interest.

  58. Supreme Court to Consider South Carolina Voting Map Ruled a Racial Gerrymander Washington, May 15

    A unanimous three-judge panel found that a congressional voting district anchored in Charleston, S.C., violated the Constitution’s equal protection clause.

  59. 16 Crucial Words That Went Missing From a Landmark Civil Rights Law Washington, May 15

    The phrase, seemingly deleted in error, undermines the basis for qualified immunity, the legal shield that protects police officers from suits for misconduct.

  60. Clarence Thomas Can’t Undermine the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court Fast Enough Op Ed, May 12

    Democrats are not out to weaken the Supreme Court. But they should be.

  61. Supreme Court Throws Out Fraud Convictions in Albany Scandals Washington, May 11

    In a pair of unanimous rulings, the court sided with Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, and Louis Ciminelli, a contractor in Buffalo.

  62. Supreme Court Upholds California Law on Humane Treatment of Pigs Washington, May 11

    The court ruled that the measure did not violate constitutional limits on state laws that affect conduct beyond the state’s borders.

  63. ‘Matter of Opinion’: What if We Just Paid Clarence Thomas $1 Million? Op Ed, May 11

    What to think about the scandal-prone justice and the Supreme Court? Our hosts talk it through.

  64. Biden Is Running on His Record (and Away From It) Washington, April 25

    President Biden has acknowledged that he has not accomplished all he wished to. But that, he maintains, is an argument for his re-election.

  65. Video Testimony in the Covid Era Faces a Constitutional Test Washington, March 20

    Two criminal defendants have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether remote testimony against them violated the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause.

  66. Supreme Court Hints That It May Duck Two Big Cases Washington, March 7

    Recent orders suggest that the justices are thinking of dismissing cases involving the “independent state legislature” theory and Title 42, an immigration measure imposed during the pandemic.

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  68. Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan U.S., February 28

    The administration faced a conservative court that has insisted that government initiatives with major political and economic consequences be clearly authorized by Congress.

  69. Biden Officials Tell Supreme Court That Title 42 Case Will Soon Be Moot Washington, February 8

    The justices are set to hear arguments on March 1 on whether Republican-led states may seek to keep in place the immigration measure, which was justified by the coronavirus pandemic.

  70. Back on the Bench to Announce Opinions, Supreme Court Rules Against a Veteran Washington, January 23

    The unanimous ruling was the first one summarized by a justice since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and an indication that the court is off to a slow start this term.

  71. Biden Administration Defends Student Loan Cancellation at Supreme Court Washington, January 5

    In a brief filed with the justices, the president’s lawyers argued that his administration had acted within its authority in moving to forgive hundreds of billions in student debt.

  72. The Met’s Efforts to Increase Ticket Sales for Operas Letters, December 30

    Readers praise plans for more contemporary works. Also: Zelensky and American values; protecting the minority; remote work; the Groucho exception.

  73. Will Lifting Title 42 Cause a Border Crisis? It’s Already Here. National, December 29

    Plans to lift Title 42 have prompted dire predictions of chaos on the border. But there is already a migrant surge, because the pandemic policy was never an effective border-control tool.

  74. ‘This Is Not About the Pandemic Anymore’: Public Health Law Is Embraced as Border Band-Aid Washington, December 28

    For some lawmakers and politicians on both sides of the aisle, brandishing Title 42 is a way to flaunt an aggressive stance on the border.

  75. Migrant Expulsion Policy Must Stay in Place for Now, Supreme Court Says Washington, December 27

    The temporary stay in lifting the pandemic rule known as Title 42 is a provisional victory for 19 states, led mostly by Republicans, that had sought to keep it in place on the border.

  76. En 2022, debatimos el apocalipsis en Español, December 27

    ¿Se está acabando el mundo tal como lo conocíamos? ¿Lo sabrías, siquiera, antes de que fuera demasiado tarde?

  77. Was the World Collapsing? Or Were You Just Freaking Out? Op Ed, December 20

    In 2022, we debated the apocalypse.

  78. Chief Justice Roberts Briefly Halts Decision Banning Border Expulsions Washington, December 19

    At issue is Title 42, a public health measure invoked by the Trump administration during the pandemic to block migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

  79. Supreme Court to Hear Student Debt Forgiveness Case U.S., December 1

    The justices left in place an injunction blocking the Biden administration’s authority to forgive up to $20,000 in debt per borrower.

  80. Sparks Fly as Musk Moves Fast to Remake Twitter Business, October 31

    The social network’s new owner wants to cut costs and make money from more aspects of tweeting. But some advertisers and celebrities remain cautious.

  81. Supreme Court to Reopen to the Public When Justices Return Washington, September 28

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

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

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

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

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

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

  86. 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.