Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Mentally ill woman who threatened officers with a knife and was shot argued her rights were violated.

  • May 18, 2015

At issue is whether FERC may require electric operators to compensate customers who lower their consumption during peak times.

  • May 4, 2015

The chief justice is likely to play a pivotal role in the Obamacare case and has surprised on others.

  • May 3, 2015

Some likened the drug to burning at the stake. Others said the drug’s critics are waging war on execution.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Some Supreme Court justices likened a lethal-injection drug to burning at the stake. Others said drug opponents were waging a “guerrilla war” on execution.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices in ruling that Florida’s limits don’t violate the First Amendment.

  • Apr 29, 2015

As justices broke along familiar ideological lines, Anthony M. Kennedy, a frequent swing vote, asked tough questions of both sides.

  • Apr 28, 2015

What exactly are the justices doing? And what happens next?

  • Apr 28, 2015

They’ve been on the high court for decades, but one issue divides and defines them like no other.

  • Apr 26, 2015

A Washington Post-ABC News survey finds 61 percent of Americans approve of same-sex nuptials.

  • Apr 23, 2015
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