Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice will be hospitalized two days after having a stent implanted.

  • Nov 26, 2014

Justices agreed to decided whether the agency improperly adopted regulations without considering costs.

  • Nov 25, 2014

In a groundbreaking case, the Supreme Court will consider whether an estranged husband’s Facebook postings constituted a “true threat” against his wife.

  • Nov 23, 2014

  • Nov 20, 2014

The Supreme Court lifted a stay on the issuing of licenses, making the state the 33rd to allow gay unions.

  • Nov 12, 2014

Democrats argue that the state GOP packed minority voters into districts in a way that reduces their influence.

  • Nov 12, 2014

The said it will review a lawsuit targeting federal subsidies that help many people buy health insurance.

  • Nov 7, 2014

The U.S. appeals court decision overturning rulings in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky almost surely means the Supreme Court must take up the issue of whether same-sex couples have a right to marry.

  • Nov 6, 2014

Federal prosecutors used a portion of the law to tackle a commercial fisherman who threw some back.

  • Nov 5, 2014

The justices seemed sympathetic to a former air marshal, but they raised concerns about sensitive information.

  • Nov 4, 2014
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Robert Barnes has been a Washington Post reporter and editor since 1987. He joined the paper to cover Maryland politics, and has served in various editing positions including metropolitan editor and national political editor. He has covered the Supreme Court since November 2006.
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