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Will the Supreme Court Become Trump’s Enabler?

The administration’s effort to rush a decision on DACA will test whether a rule-bound court is prepared to stand up to a norm-breaking president. ...

Trump Wants British Libel Laws. America Does Not.

Donald Trump sees the Constitution’s First Amendment as too permissive and seeks to import Britain’s weak libel laws. ...

Court Takes an Activist Role in Pakistan. Not Everyone Sees It as Just.

What some see as the vigorous exercise of justice, others view as a politically motivated effort to cast the governing party in an corrupt and ineffectual light. ...

The Great Republican Power Grab

It’s not just the partisan gerrymandering. It’s the effort to delegitimize the courts that try to rein them in. ...

Kyle Duncan Is Unfit to Be a Judge

My husband wrongly spent 14 years on death row. Kyle Duncan represented the people who put him there. ...

On Tour With Notorious R.B.G., Judicial Rock Star

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s off-the-court schedule is full, with at least nine public appearances over three weeks. ...

Supreme Court Issues Partial Stay in North Carolina Voting Case

In the latest battle in the voting wars in North Carolina, the Supreme Court blocked part of a lower court order revising voting districts there. ...

A Blow Against Gerrymandering

How to understand Pennsylvania’s flawed map. ...

Justices Won’t Block Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Decision

The Supreme Court, which has been busy with federal cases claiming that voting districts were warped by politics, let stand one from a state court. ...

How Congress Can Protect Mueller

Lawmakers should pass a bill that would prohibit Trump from firing the special counsel without good cause. ...

The Chief Justice, Searching for Middle Ground

In three recent opinions, John G. Roberts Jr. has been on the other side of the court’s three-man, reliably right-wing triumvirate. What’s going on? ...

When a T-Shirt Gets You in Trouble at the Voting Booth

The Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a First Amendment case on a Minnesota law that bars political T-shirts, hats and buttons at the polls. ...

Counsel Quietly Trying to Corral Trump While Pushing G.O.P.’s Agenda

As a series of firings and resignations roiled the first year of the Trump administration, Donald F. McGahn II maintained a low profile, but he has recently been thrust squarely into the public eye. ...

Supreme Court Considers a Raucous Party and an Endangered Frog

The Supreme Court ruled that the police were entitled to arrest partygoers in a vacant house and will hear the case of the dusky gopher frog. ...

ARTIS, STEPHANIE C.v.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Decided 01/22/2018

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NAT’L ASS’N OF MANUFACTURERSv.DEPT. OF DEFENSE, ET AL.. Decided 01/22/2018

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ET AL.v.WESBY, THEODORE, ET AL.. Decided 01/22/2018

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How the Pro-Life Movement Has Promoted Liberal Values

Right-to-life advocacy supported the advance of free speech. ...

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks North Carolina Gerrymandering Ruling

The decision makes it likely the 2018 elections will be held using districts favorable to Republicans, but it is not particularly telling as the court weighs partisan gerrymandering. ...

The El Salvador Tragedy

The president’s decision to expel 200,000 Salvadorans who received temporary protected status in 2001 is cruel and self-defeating. ...