Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Supreme Court case on a key provision in law takes up the question “What did Ben Nelson Want?”

  • Jan 28, 2015

A lower court was told it erred in relying on a precedent favoring vested benefits in union contracts.

  • Jan 26, 2015

One week after allowing an Oklahoma execution, the justices agreed to review the procedure.

  • Jan 24, 2015

The video doesn’t show much, but it provides clear audio of the seven protesters from the group 99Rise, as well as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s joke.

  • Jan 24, 2015

About half a dozen protesters stood, one after the other, and shouted criticism of the controversial ruling.

  • Jan 21, 2015

The Supreme Court justice and conservative stalwart asked tough questions in defense of the law.

  • Jan 21, 2015

In 7-to-2 ruling, justices say informing media of impending staffing cuts did not violate separate disclosure law.

  • Jan 21, 2015

The Supreme Court seemed split along familiar lines as the justices heard a case involving that question.

  • Jan 20, 2015

Arkansas violated federal law by not accommodating a prisoner’s religious beliefs, the justices say.

  • Jan 20, 2015

On Friday, they agreed to hear arguments and set the table for what some see as a narrowed focus.

  • Jan 18, 2015
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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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