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

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

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court.
Sidebar: New on This Fall’s Law School Syllabus: Trump

Sidebar: New on This Fall’s Law School Syllabus: Trump

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence before speaking to reporters last week in Bedminster, N.J. Mr. Trump’s off-the-cuff remarks have created a bevy of questions for constitutional scholars.
A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts

A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has criticized sheriffs for releasing illegal immigrants who have served their jail terms despite federal requests that they be held longer.
Senate Rejects Bipartisan Effort to End 9/11 Military Force Declaration

Senate Rejects Bipartisan Effort to End 9/11 Military Force Declaration

Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, has been pushing for years to repeal authorizations of military force passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, arguing that Congress never intended them to
Sidebar: ‘Lonely Scholar With Unusual Ideas’ Defends Trump, Igniting Legal Storm

Sidebar: ‘Lonely Scholar With Unusual Ideas’ Defends Trump, Igniting Legal Storm

The Justice Department says President Trump has not run afoul of the emoluments clause because he has taken no money in exchange for his official actions. But the department did not dispute that the
Kennedy’s Vote Is in Play on Voting Maps Warped by Politics

Kennedy’s Vote Is in Play on Voting Maps Warped by Politics

People including Bill Millhouser protesting gerrymandering outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court was hearing a case based on voting district maps in Wisconsin.
Is Trump Violating the Constitution? In Absentia, He Defends Himself in Court

Is Trump Violating the Constitution? In Absentia, He Defends Himself in Court

The Trump International Hotel in Washington is within walking distance of the White House.
Justices Allow Execution of Inmate Who Cannot Recall His Crime

Justices Allow Execution of Inmate Who Cannot Recall His Crime

A court-appointed psychologist and one hired by Vernon Madison’s lawyers generally agreed that he understood what he was accused of and how the state planned to punish him, even though he could not
Justices Allow Execution of Inmate Who Cannot Recall His Crime

Justices Allow Execution of Inmate Who Cannot Recall His Crime

A court-appointed psychologist and one hired by Vernon Madison’s lawyers generally agreed that he understood what he was accused of and how the state planned to punish him, even though he could not
Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Supporters of Roy Moore at a “Women for Moore” rally in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday.
Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Bureaucratic Showdown

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Bureaucratic Showdown

Leandra English, left, meeting with Senators Charles Schumer and Elizabeth Warren on Monday. Ms. English was appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the departing
Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

The Supreme Court in Washington. The third and newest version of the travel ban, issued by President Trump in September, imposed restrictions on citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia,
Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

The Supreme Court in Washington. The third and newest version of the travel ban, issued by President Trump in September, imposed restrictions on citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia,
Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

The Supreme Court in Washington. The third and newest version of the travel ban, issued by President Trump in September, imposed restrictions on citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia,
Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

People gathered to support Jack Philipps, the Colorado baker, outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.
Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

People gathered to support Jack Philipps, the Colorado baker, outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

A campaign rally for Roy Moore in Fairhope, Ala., on Tuesday.