Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Edwin S. Kneedler knows his way around the Supreme Court, arguing 125 cases before the justices.

  • Sep 10, 2014

Federal appeals court in Chicago rules unanimously that states’ laws are unconstitutional.

  • Sep 4, 2014

U.S. district court judge’s decision bucks national trend of federal judges striking down such bans.

  • Sep 3, 2014

Prisoner presses for right to grow a beard for his faith, but Arkansas officials raise security issues.

  • Aug 31, 2014

Despite winning in lower courts, plaintiffs say justices must decide to remove couples from legal limbo.

  • Aug 27, 2014

The action stops Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least for now.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Mark Herring (D) agrees with the ruling but wants the Supreme Court to accept the case for review.

  • Aug 18, 2014

The meaning of a 1972 ruling appears entirely dependent on judicial perspective.

  • Aug 17, 2014

If the high court does not stay a lower court ruling, same-sex marriages will begin next week in Virginia.

  • Aug 14, 2014

Judges’ decision means unions could start next week absent further judicial action.

  • Aug 13, 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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