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India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Instant Divorce’ for Muslims

Until now, Muslims in the country could end their marriage by saying the Arab word “talaq” three times. ...

Insider Trading Case to Be a Test of the Role of Friendship

After a recent Supreme Court decision, the question now is how much evidence the government needs to prove charges against those who receive tips. ...

Ban the Open Carry of Firearms

Without a prohibition, the armed intimidation we saw in Charlottesville will continue. ...

Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions

Soon after Justice Gorsuch’s speech, the Supreme Court will hear a case about President Trump’s travel ban, and the hotel is at issue in other cases. ...

The A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech

Its conception of this right is unduly narrow. ...

What We’re in Danger of Losing

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump asked black voters: “What the hell do you have to lose” by voting for him. Plenty, as it turns out. ...

Heng on Donald Trump’s Approach to North Korea

He’s playing a dangerous game. ...

Partners in Voter Suppression

The Trump Justice Department takes the wrong side and backs Ohio’s efforts to purge voters from the rolls. ...

Nawaz Sharif, Ousted Pakistani Leader, Leaves Capital — but Not Meekly

Mr. Sharif, forced out by the Supreme Court over corruption accusations, was cheered by thousands as he rode in a convoy back home to Lahore. ...

Heng on Democracy in Pakistan

The ouster of the prime minister appeared fair. But was this a case of selective justice? ...

Finding Common Ground, Despite Ideological Divides

Opposition to the federal government’s “election fraud” commission has united disparate states. Is this President Trump’s one accomplishment? ...

Review: In ‘Rebooting Justice,’ a Call to Help the Lawyerless in Court

The authors, Benjamin H. Barton and Stephanos Bibas, lay out how legal functions can often be performed by laymen or technology, rather than lawyers. ...

On Justice Ginsburg’s Summer Docket: Blunt Talk on Big Cases

The most outspoken member of the Supreme Court avoided talking about President Trump, a subject that caused her grief last year, but remained candid in discussing the court. ...

India’s High Court Denies Abortion for 10-Year-Old Girl

Her pregnancy, said to be the result of a rape, was not discovered until after the 20-week limit for legal abortions in India, and the Supreme Court refused to waive the limit. ...

Why Ousting Nawaz Sharif Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Pakistan

Pakistan’s higher courts have an abysmal record of defending democracy against authoritarian interventions. ...

How to Fix India’s Sex-Selection Problem

Sperm sorting in favor of girls could help India overcome its serious deficit of women. ...

How Power Works in Pakistan

What the establishment gives, the establishment can take away. ...

The Supreme Court and the Law of Motion

Victory is not always obvious. It depends on what the lower courts make of a ruling. And that can depend on the political and cultural forces at play. ...

Trump Refugee Restrictions Allowed for Now; Ban on Grandparents Is Rejected

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the White House a mixed ruling as challenges to the travel ban make their way through the courts. ...

Trump Refugee Restrictions Allowed for Now; Ban on Grandparents Rejected

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the White House a mixed ruling as challenges to the travel ban make their way through the courts. ...