Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Keith Jaasma, who created Supreme Court Haiku, picked the following poems as his favorites.

  • Oct 24, 2014

Supreme Court fanatics say their goal is to make the institution more accessible — maybe even fun.

  • Oct 22, 2014

Los Angeles argues that access to hotel guest information is a necessary tool for law enforcement.

  • Oct 20, 2014

In an interview, the president also said that Justice Ginsburg will decide her own retirement.

  • Oct 20, 2014

The state can proceed, despite an appeals court finding that the law unfairly targets minorities. Attorney General Holder says the order is a “step backward.”

  • Oct 18, 2014

Fifty-six percent of Americans agree with justices’ decision, according to new Washington Post-ABC poll.

  • Oct 17, 2014

The decision will allow more than a dozen abortion clinics to reopen in the second most populous state.

  • Oct 14, 2014

The Supreme Court weighs whether a N.C. dental board’s crackdown on teeth whiteners was improper.

  • Oct 14, 2014

Supreme Court justices don’t have to spell out their reasoning for their rulings.

  • Oct 12, 2014

Justices deny request from Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter to delay the unions so appeals could be pursued.

  • Oct 10, 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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