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  1. Why Trump’s Emergency Mess Means Danger for the Courts Opinion, Today

    The president’s move has already been challenged in court. Win or lose, he is almost certainly forcing an alarming judicial precedent.

  2. When Does Kicking Black People Off Juries Cross a Constitutional Line? U.S., Yesterday

    The Supreme Court will consider whether a Mississippi prosecutor’s long record of excluding black jurors amounted to unconstitutional race discrimination.

  3. Do American Women Still Need an Equal Rights Amendment? Sunday Review, February 16

    We’re already living in Phyllis Schlafly’s nightmare.

  4. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question U.S., February 15

    The court’s move added a highly charged and consequential blockbuster to what had been a fairly sleepy term. Critics say that adding the question would undermine the count.

  5. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to Work at Supreme Court U.S., February 15

    The justice attended a private conference to consider adding cases to the court’s docket, including ones on the census and gay rights.

  6. Trump’s Face-Saving Way Out of Crisis Raises Fears Over Rule of Law U.S., February 14

    Declaring a national emergency over a border wall lets the president avoid another damaging shutdown while not surrendering. But it could do long-term damage, experts say.

  7. The Real Problem With Trump’s National Emergency Plan Opinion, February 14

    The fact that the president may have the authority to throw away billions on a foolish campaign promise is itself scandalous.

  8. When Judges Defy the Supreme Court Opinion, February 14

    The chief justice faces a time of great testing, both of himself and of the institution he heads, as the lower courts move rapidly even to his right.

  9. Why Chief Justice Roberts Just Protected Abortion Rights Podcasts, February 12

    By upholding abortion precedent, the usually conservative justice may also be seeking to uphold something else.

  10. Is Religious Freedom for Christians Only? Opinion, February 9

    Domineque Hakim Marcelle Ray wanted an imam by his side when he was executed. The Supreme Court said no.

  11. In Surprise Abortion Vote, John Roberts Avoids ‘Jolt to the Legal System’ U.S., February 8

    The chief justice, a student of legal rules governing precedent, balances guarding his court’s legitimacy against his generally conservative impulses.

  12. In Surprise Abortion Vote, John Roberts Avoids ‘Jolt to the Legal System’ U.S., February 8

    The chief justice, a student of legal rules governing precedent, balances guarding his court’s legitimacy against his generally conservative impulses.

  13. Anti-Abortion Activists Still See Their Best Chance in Years to Chip Away at Roe v. Wade U.S., February 8

    The movement has advanced a long-term and wide-ranging strategy to control state legislatures and governorships, in order to chip away at abortion rights.

  14. Efforts to Protect or Curb Abortion Rights Opinion, February 8

    Readers discuss a Supreme Court decision on Louisiana’s abortion restrictions and an Op-Ed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on protecting the right to choose.

  15. Justices Allow Execution of Muslim Death Row Inmate Who Sought Imam U.S., February 7

    Alabama allows a Christian chaplain to be present in its execution chamber but excluded a Muslim imam. The inmate, Domineque Ray, was executed Thursday night.

  16. Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law U.S., February 7

    The law, requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, was very similar to a Texas law the justices struck down in 2016.

  17. What Trump Got Wrong About Late-Term Abortions Health, February 6

    In his State of the Union address, he used scary imagery that scientists say is incorrect.

  18. What Is Late-Term Abortion? Trump Got It Wrong Health, February 6

    In his State of the Union address, he used scary imagery that scientists say is incorrect.

  19. Andrew Cuomo: Trump’s Assault on Abortion Rights Must Be Rejected Opinion, February 6

    The president and the religious right are spreading falsehoods about abortion laws to inflame their base.

  20. The Church and the Abortion Capital Opinion, February 2

    How Catholicism's decline increased partisan polarization on abortion.

  21. Justice Alito Temporarily Blocks a Louisiana Abortion Law U.S., February 1

    The law, requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, was essentially identical to one in Texas that the justices struck down in 2016.

  22. How the Supreme Court’s Inaction Could Decide the Future of Abortion Opinion, January 31

    If the justices fail to intervene in our case, the future of Roe v. Wade will be in enormous jeopardy.

  23. Family Ties at the Supreme Court Opinion, January 31

    Do the political activities of Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife cross a line?

  24. Justices Put Gun Limits in the Cross Hairs Opinion, January 30

    An obscure New York City gun case could tempt the justices to make broad pronouncements about a right they haven’t addressed in a decade.

  25. Pakistani Woman Accused of Blasphemy Will Remain Free, Supreme Court Rules World, January 29

    A three-member panel dismissed a challenge to the top court’s October decision to free Asia Bibi, a Christian farmworker who had spent eight years on death row.

  26. The Trump Administration Is Making a Mockery of the Supreme Court Opinion, January 27

    It promised to create a ‘robust’ waiver process for visa applicants from countries affected by the travel ban. The process is a sham.

  27. Trump Meets With Hard-Right Group Led by Ginni Thomas U.S., January 26

    At the meeting, which was unusual for the spouse of a Supreme Court justice and a president, the activists denounced women serving in the military and questioned the administration’s hiring.

  28. Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Gets a Boost Opinion, January 23

    There was no need for the Supreme Court to reinstate a misguided ban on transgender service members.

  29. Woman Stabbed 23 Times in Pakistan Wins Appeal Against Assailant’s Acquittal World, January 23

    The attack on Khadija Siddiqi, a law student, and her subsequent campaign for justice have led to a national debate.

  30. N.Y. Today: Yes, Spider-Man Is a Hometown Hero, but Which Borough? New York, January 23

    For years, a family named Parker lived at Spider-Man’s real address, on Ingram Street. Not any more.

  31. The Supreme Court Just Ended My Military Career Opinion, January 22

    The justices chose not to protect the rights of transgender patriots like me.

  32. The Abortion Wars Have Become a Fight Over Science Opinion, January 22

    Forty-six years after Roe, the two camps increasingly disagree on basic facts about abortion — and who has the authority to determine them.

  33. Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case U.S., January 22

    The court’s inaction almost certainly means it will not hear the administration’s challenge in its current term, which ends in June.

  34. Supreme Court Will Review New York City Gun Law U.S., January 22

    It is the court’s first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade and most likely means the court will start exploring and perhaps expanding gun rights.

  35. Supreme Court Revives Ban on Transgender Military Service U.S., January 22

    By a 5 to 4 vote, justices temporarily stayed trial court decisions blocking the policy while litigation in the lower courts moves forward.

  36. Supreme Court Revives Transgender Ban for Military Service U.S., January 22

    By a 5-to-4 vote, justices temporarily stayed trial court decisions blocking the policy while litigation in the lower courts moves forward.

  37. Roe v. Wade Is at Risk. Here’s How to Prepare. Opinion, January 21

    Abortion rights are under threat from the Supreme Court. But states can take critical actions.

  38. Calling the Resistance Opinion, January 21

    Political activism could have a big effect on the politics of the shutdown. So far, it’s having almost no effect.

  39. Trademark Fight Over Vulgar Term’s ‘Phonetic Twin’ Heads to Supreme Court U.S., January 21

    Two years ago, the court struck down a ban on disparaging trademarks. Now, in a case about a clothing line’s name, it will consider what to do about scandalous ones.