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  1. the law
    Adnan Syed’s Accidental JusticeHis exoneration shows that our legal system is designed to cement wrongful convictions, not correct them.
  2. true crime
    Adnan Syed of Serial Released after 23 Years, Murder Conviction TossedSerial will release a new podcast episode based on the developments.
  3. scientology
    How Scientology Exploits Foreign WorkersThe church has used an obscure visa to bring in thousands of laborers — and benefit from their toil.
  4. the intelligencer profile
    Dorothy Roberts Tried to Warn UsThe legal scholar has been writing about the criminalization of pregnancy for 25 years. Now she’s calling to abolish the child welfare system.
  5. the law
    The Accountant Flips on Trump’s EmpireThe Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty as part of a deal that requires him to testify against the company.
  6. exhibit a
    I Used to Work on Cases Like Twitter v. Musk. Here’s What Will Happen Next.Twitter’s lawsuit against Elon Musk will head to court on October 17. Get ready to watch it with an insider’s eye.
  7. exhibit a
    Lock Him Up?: 8 Big Takeaways From the January 6 CommitteeThe committee’s latest session encapsulated both the most impressive and most frustrating aspects of these hearings.
  8. crime
    The Criminologist on Trial for Serial ArsonProfessor Maynard taught students about life at the margins of society. Now he is charged with a crime his field is only beginning to understand.
  9. the law
    A Handgun for ChristmasWill a jury find James and Jennifer Crumbley criminally responsible for their son’s mass shooting?
  10. the group portrait
    Abortion Is Still Legal in Trigger-Law States, Thanks to These LawyersThe post-Dobbs fight has just begun.
  11. abortion
    The Dissenters Say You’re Not Hysterical“The majority tells everyone not to worry,” the dissenting justices write. But they’re ringing the alarm.
  12. life after roe
    The End of Abortion As We Knew ItIn a 6–3 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  13. what we know
    Man Arrested Near Brett Kavanaugh’s Home Charged With Attempted MurderThe suspect was arrested near the justice’s Maryland home on Wednesday morning, allegedly with burglary tools, a knife, and a gun.
  14. life after roe
    I, Too, Have a Human FormIn Justice Alito’s draft opinion, the pregnant body is erased.
  15. the law
    What Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Won’t SayHe claims he’s being railroaded over Ashley Biden’s diary, but he could end the speculation by answering a few simple questions.
  16. the law
    Big Law’s Big HypocritesWhy are self-styled progressive lawyers working for Jeffrey Epstein’s friend, Leon Black?
  17. the law
    How a U.K. Court Battle Held Trans Teens HostageLuke is one of thousands of young people who lost access to gender-affirming hormones — but he and others are fighting back.
  18. the law
    Why Is Merrick Garland Defending the Trump Administration Again?The Justice Department’s legal fight with the families of victims of the Boeing 737 MAX crashes is as troubling as it is bizarre.
  19. feature
    A Father’s Yearslong Struggle to Regain Custody of His SonKenneth Watkins’s son was taken away and placed with a foster family. To regain custody, he had to prove that being poor didn’t make him a bad father.
  20. the law
    Biden’s Monopoly GamesBiden’s team was supposed to bring a shift in antitrust thinking, but its leaders sound a lot like the traditionalists they were supposed to replace.
  21. scandals
    Worse Than TheranosAs the Elizabeth Holmes trial concluded, another medical tech scandal was also finishing, and the difference says a lot about what we really value.
  22. the law
    The End of the Viability LineIf the Supreme Court lets Mississippi ban abortion at 15 weeks, before fetal viability, much more than that will be lost.
  23. the law
    You Can Still Say ‘Woman.’ But You Shouldn’t Stop ThereWhat does trans-inclusive abortion advocacy look like?
  24. crime and punishment
    Giuliani Ally Lev Parnas Convicted of Making Illegal Campaign DonationsThe one-time major player in Trump’s Ukraine scandal is going to prison on unrelated campaign-finance charges.
  25. the law
    Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion BanAs expected, the conservative-leaning Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a lower court’s ruling against the law.
  26. the law
    What’s Next in the Legal Fight Against Texas’s Extreme Abortion BanA brazenly political court let Texas ban almost all abortions. Politics may be the only thing to stop it.
  27. the law
    Elizabeth Holmes’s Last PitchThe onetime Silicon Valley star faces her greatest challenge — convincing a jury that she is not to blame for a massive fraud.
  28. politics
    The Biggest Supreme Court Decisions Coming This TermWhat to watch for in the coming weeks, including rulings on religious liberty, voting rights, and yet another Obamacare challenge.
  29. the law
    40 Eviction Cases Were Thrown Out Over ‘Wuhan Virus’ NoticeTurns out, the courts don’t like it when you alter official notices with racial slurs.
  30. the law
    The Smearing of Kristen ClarkeClarke could become the first Black woman to run the DOJ’s civil rights division. She’s in Fox News’s crosshairs.
  31. new york city
    The City Just Released a Massive NYPD-Misconduct DatabaseThe move follows the repeal of 50-a, the state law that had long shielded police-misconduct records from public scrutiny.
  32. the law
    Reintroducing Sonia SotomayorThe once-maligned justice has taken up the mantle of RBG and Thurgood Marshall. But what can she accomplish on the most conservative court in decades?
  33. the law
    What Will It Take to Get a Black Woman on the Supreme Court?The fate of Biden’s campaign promise lies with Georgia.
  34. the law
    Another Judge Blocks Trump’s TikTok BanThe latest deadline will reportedly be “overlooked.”
  35. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
  36. the law
    Trump Didn’t Choose Barrett — She Was Chosen for HimTrump is only a vessel, an instrument through which conservative legal activists and a pliant Senate have made the judiciary a bit more Trumpian.
  37. rbg
    Ginsburg’s Example Shows Us How to Save Our DemocracyNo matter the obstacle, RBG’s steadfast optimism and commitment to principle saw her through. We can and must follow her lead.
  38. the law
    Inside the Bitter Divorce of Cellino & BarnesBruised egos, gobs of money, and the feud that took down New York’s absurdly ubiquitous accident law firm.
  39. the law
    In E. Jean Carroll Lawsuit, Trump Hopes to Win by LosingRather than facing defamation allegations in court, Trump is using the Justice Department to stall — never mind the damage to DOJ integrity.
  40. scandals
    What We Know About Louis DeJoy’s Campaign Finance ScandalThe postmaster general allegedly operated an illegal “straw-donor” scheme at his former company.
  41. the law
    Yale Law Professor Jed Rubenfeld Suspended for Sexual HarassmentThe university found he had harassed students over decades. Rubenfeld says, “I became a target of people making false allegations.”
  42. the law
    Trump’s COVID-19 Executive Actions Are Likely Legal, But That’s a Small ReliefThough fears about the constitutionality of Trump’s executive actions are probably overblown, his latest political stunt still poses a serious threat.
  43. the law
    Bill Barr Is Eroding the Rule of Law. Don’t Let Him Get Away With It.After whistleblower testimony on the decay within the Justice Department, Congress and the American people must hold this administration accountable.
  44. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Unlikely IntersectionalityGorsuch and Roberts may never admit it, but with today’s ruling they rejected the pitting of historically marginalized groups against each other.
  45. the law
    Will Kavanaugh Give Trump the Power to Fire Anyone He Pleases?President Trump claims he has an “absolute right” to dismiss federal officials. An imminent Supreme Court ruling could make that true.
  46. the law
    Disgraced Lawyer Michael Avenatti Found Guilty in Nike Extortion TrialThe onetime legal celebrity and Trump adversary now faces a maximum of 20 years in prison — and more trials for other crimes.
  47. the law
    We Now Have a Perfect Symbol of Trump and Barr’s Badly Damaged DOJThe actions of Trump’s newly installed U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., reek of political influence.
  48. surveillance
    The Russia Probe Was Justified — But the FBI’s ‘Failures’ Should Trouble Us AllWhile the DOJ inspector general uncovered no evidence of an anti-Trump “witch hunt,” the FBI’s shoddy surveillance practices must not be overlooked.
  49. trump tax returns
    We’re One Step Closer to Seeing Trump’s Tax ReturnsAn appeals court ruled that he must turn over eight years of tax records to New York investigators. The Supreme Court will likely get the final say.
  50. the law
    Trump Had a Bad Day in the CourtsIn three cases, one involving a congressional subpoena of his financial records and two involving immigration, the administration had legal setbacks.
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