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  1. the law
    Michael Cohen’s Moment of Truth Has ArrivedDonald Trump’s upcoming New York trial will hinge on the credibility of a complicated man.
  2. the law
    Fani Willis Is Losing the Optics Battle in Her Case Against TrumpWhile the Atlanta DA and her lead prosecutor may not be disqualified, their personal relationship has tainted them in the court of public opinion.
  3. the law
    The Real Biden Documents Scandal (It’s Not the Old-Man Stuff)He wasn’t indicted for his actions — but he easily could have been.
  4. the law
    Donald Trump Has a Jury ProblemLawyers sometimes talk about clients who are difficult to manage. Trump needs a new category all his own.
  5. the law
    A Handgun for ChristmasWill James and Jennifer Crumbley be found guilty for their son’s mass shooting?
  6. exhibit a
    What Happens, Exactly, If Trump Is Sentenced to Prison?The Secret Service doesn’t have a plan. Most inmates sleep in dorms. There’s also no Diet Coke.
  7. the law
    Fani Willis Has Problems (Upon Problems)The Trump prosecution in Georgia is already in trouble — and things are about to get worse.
  8. the law
    How Merrick Garland Saved E. Jean Carroll’s Case — and His Own Trump ProsecutionThe attorney general’s flexibility has downsides and upsides.
  9. the law
    The Word Jack Smith Will Never SayThe federal prosecutor who charged Trump seems reluctant to acknowledge the upcoming election.
  10. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Silver-Bullet Solution to the 14th Amendment ProblemColorado and Maine have taken Trump off the ballot. The Court wants to put an end to this, now.
  11. the law
    The Adult Survivors Act Deadline Passed. Now What?Talking to State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal about the success and future of the act in New York.
  12. obits
    The Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor Left Behind Is Dead, TooHer successors abandoned the principles of pragmatism and compromise she represented.
  13. court appearances
    Inside the Vaping, Gambling, Jeering Wildness of the SBF Trial Overflow RoomsThe crypto fraud trial has an ungainly audience who hold nothing back, and it’s kind of great.
  14. the law
    Before Mike Johnson Was Speaker, He Was Blaming Abortion for School ShootingsHow Johnson’s years as an anti-abortion soldier of the Christian legal movement prepared him for this moment.
  15. exhibit a
    Do Liberals Think the Supreme Court Will Save Us From Trump?Because that would have to happen to disqualify him from running under the 14th Amendment.
  16. exhibit a
    What to Make of the Hunter Biden Prosecution DebacleWith the collapse of the plea deal and the appointment of a special counsel, the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden got even messier.
  17. exhibit a
    Is It Possible Trump Will Strike a Plea Deal to Avoid Prison?Chris Christie and others have suggested that abandoning his reelection bid might be the basis for one.
  18. the law
    The Overlooked Solution to the Radical Supreme CourtConservative justices will rule for another generation. The only hope of liberals is to seize state courts and launch a legal counterrevolution.
  19. life after roe
    When Pregnancy Is the CrimeAn exit interview with Lynn Paltrow, who has spent decades representing women jailed for miscarriages and stillbirths.
  20. life after roe
    How Far Will the Supreme Court Go This Time?The fate of the abortion pill now lies with the same justices who killed Roe.
  21. the law
    Trump Is Going on Trial, But You Won’t Be Able to WatchNew York is one of the only states that still prohibits cameras in trials. It’s long past time for that to change.
  22. exhibit a
    How Michael Cohen’s Big Mouth Could Be Derailing the Trump ProsecutionCohen wants to put Trump in prison — but he keeps saying things on TV that undermine his value as a key witness.
  23. exhibit a
    In Defense of the Talkative Trump Grand JurorEmily Kohrs didn’t do anything wrong, and the media’s harsh treatment of the Fulton County foreperson was a gift to Trump’s lawyers.
  24. early and often
    DeSantis, Republicans Getting Serious About Intimidating Media With LawsuitsA new phase in the effort to overturn constitutional press protections is emerging in both the courts and the Florida legislature.
  25. lost in translation
    The Spy Who Wasn’tBaimadajie Angwang wanted a visa for his daughter. He got charged with being an “insider threat” instead.
  26. the law
    Kelly Harnett Had to Get FreeShe was a jailhouse lawyer helping women get out of prison, but she couldn’t work the system for herself. Then the system changed.
  27. the law
    Karl Ashanti Defended the NYPD, Then He Was ArrestedFor 11 years, the police lawyer defended the NYPD in civil-rights cases. Then he was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.
  28. sam bankman-fried
    Sam Bankman-Fried’s Parents Are No Longer Teaching Law at StanfordHis mother says her sudden decision to retire now has “nothing to do with anything else going on.”
  29. the law
    Why Hasn’t Sam Bankman-Fried Been Arrested Yet?Bernie Madoff was arrested in a matter of days after his fraud came to light, but SBF is still a free man. What gives?
  30. mar-a-lago raid
    Appeals Court Smacks Down Judge Who Ruled for Trump Over FBIThe 11th Circuit Court of Appeals excoriated U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon’s interference in the Mar-a-Lago raid investigation.
  31. exhibit a
    The Long Road Ahead for Special Counsel Jack SmithWhat his appointment to lead the Justice Department’s Trump probes does and doesn’t mean — and what to expect next.
  32. the law
    Adnan Syed’s Accidental JusticeHis exoneration shows that our legal system is designed to cement wrongful convictions, not correct them.
  33. true crime
    Adnan Syed of Serial Released after 23 Years, Murder Conviction TossedSerial will release a new podcast episode based on the developments.
  34. scientology
    How Scientology Exploits Foreign WorkersThe church has used an obscure visa to bring in thousands of laborers — and benefit from their toil.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. the group portrait
    Abortion Is Still Legal in Trigger-Law States, Thanks to These LawyersThe post-Dobbs fight has just begun.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. life after roe
    I, Too, Have a Human FormIn Justice Alito’s draft opinion, the pregnant body is erased.
  45. 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.
  46. the law
    Big Law’s Big HypocritesWhy are self-styled progressive lawyers working for Jeffrey Epstein’s friend, Leon Black?
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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