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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. the law
    Another Judge Blocks Trump’s TikTok BanThe latest deadline will reportedly be “overlooked.”
  10. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. scandals
    What We Know About Louis DeJoy’s Campaign Finance ScandalThe postmaster general allegedly operated an illegal “straw-donor” scheme at his former company.
  16. 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.”
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. impeachment
    Trump’s Impeachment Strategy: Trick Americans Into Blaming CongressTrump loves to lob attacks back at his accuser, even if it makes no sense. That’s the aim of the White House’s cynical, misleading letter to Congress.
  27. the law
    At Supreme Court Hearing on Gay Rights, Liberals Take a Page From ScaliaSure, the relevant law was written in 1964 — but what do the words say?
  28. the law
    Gender Discrimination Is On the Line at the Supreme CourtThe first transgender discrimination case to reach the high court could roll back gender protections for everyone.
  29. encounter
    The 26-Year-Old Lawyer Whose First Two Clients Were Epstein and El ChapoMariel Colón Miró was just out of law school and answered an ad on Craigslist. Next thing she knew she was bonding with El Chapo.
  30. the top line
    S.C. Johnson, Maker of Windex, Wants You to Know It’s Not in Opioid BusinessThe attorney general of Oklahoma might have created a bit of confusion on that point in discussing an opioid judgment.
  31. jeffrey epstein
    Epstein’s Lawyers Say Not Giving Him Bail Would Be Anti-Rich DiscriminationHasn’t the guy been through enough already?
  32. the law
    Acosta’s Legal Explanation for Epstein’s Plea Deal Doesn’t Add UpAs a former U.S. Attorney, I found the Labor secretary’s defense woefully inadequate. Now, a state prosecutor claims he’s trying to “rewrite history.”
  33. the law
    The Jeffrey Epstein Case Shows What Sex Trafficking Really Looks LikeSex trafficking is more often about preying on victims’ vulnerabilities, not physical force. But jurors’ misconceptions can make it harder to convict.
  34. census
    How Disastrous Is Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census?Benjamin Hart and Ed Kilgore discuss SCOTUS’s apparent willingness to let the Trump administration get away with undercounting the population.
  35. the law
    Why Prosecutors Went Harder at the Parents than the Kingpin in Varsity BluesUsually the Feds use the little guys to get to the kingpin. In the college admissions scandal it was quite the opposite. What explains the turnabout?
  36. the law
    William Barr Needs Trump Just as Much as Trump Needs HimThe AG nominee wrote his Mueller memo hoping to get Trump’s attention — and now he’s going to end his career pursuing an ideological agenda.
  37. the law
    No, President Trump Can’t Strike Birthright Citizenship Out of the ConstitutionThe president is trying to stir up questions about the 14th Amendment, though for more than a century the courts have been very clear on its meaning.
  38. the law
    How Will the Supreme Court Handle the Case of Kids Suing for Climate Action?“The right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free society,” wrote a federal judge.
  39. the law
    The Future of Transgender Rights Now Rests With Brett KavanaughIf the Trump administration redefines gender under Title IX, the issue will end up before the courts — and Kavanaugh will likely be the deciding vote.
  40. the law
    Harvard Admissions Trial Won’t End Affirmative Action – But That’s the End GoalBy taking up the cause of a small group of Asian-Americans, conservatives hope to give the Supreme Court a chance to end a historic civil-rights tool.
  41. the law
    With Legal Storm Looming, Pat Cipollone May Be Perfect for White House CounselHe appears ready to pick up Don McGahn’s task of reshaping the judiciary, and his experience with congressional probes could certainly come in handy.
  42. the law
    Kavanaugh Hearings: How Should Senators View the Evidence?Supreme Court confirmation hearings aren’t trials. Senators are free to make up their own minds about what they hear, with basically no constraints.
  43. brett kavanaugh
    Brett Kavanaugh’s First and Highest Loyalty Is to the Right-Wing MachineAppearing on Fox News to defend yourself is a page from the movement conservative playbook — one that no other SCOTUS nominee has used.
  44. the law
    Paul Manafort Has Nothing Left But InformationBy cooperating with the feds, he’s cashing in his last asset.
  45. the law
    What Would a Joint Defense Agreement Between Manafort and Trump Mean?Unpacking the implications of an arrangement Rudy Giuliani seemed to tease.
  46. the law
    5 Ways the Cohen and Manafort News Adds to Trump’s Legal JeopardyPresident Trump was implicated in a federal crime, and while he probably won’t be charged anytime soon, the legal risks are still massive.
  47. the law
    Judge Ellis Knows What He’s Doing in the Manafort TrialAnd rumors that the trial has Mueller on the ropes have been greatly exaggerated.
  48. the law
    Paul Manafort’s First Trial Is a Sideshow. The Next One Won’t Be.The real action is already happening across the Potomac, where another Manafort trial is bound to be much more revealing.
  49. the law
    In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the RingHe proved it within minutes of being nominated.
  50. the law
    Justice Kennedy Surrendered to Donald TrumpHis sorry final act in the term that just ended — caving to the Court’s right wing on key decisions — will loom large in Kennedy’s legacy.
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