Robert Barnes
The High Court

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. He gave up law school plans for a life in newspapers after taking a journalism class in college. It did not occur to him, as it apparently did to others, that he could do both.

Latest by Robert Barnes

Anti-gay-marriage lawyer plans daughter’s gay wedding

Anti-gay-marriage lawyer plans daughter’s gay wedding

Charles J. Cooper learned of his daughter’s sexual orientation during the legal battle over Proposition 8.

Appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage ban

Appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage ban

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit reviews Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages.

Federal appeals court to hear same-sex marriage case

Federal appeals court to hear same-sex marriage case

The review is one of many expected to force the Supreme Court to decide whether marriage is a right.

Justices decline to hear case of photographer, gay couple

Justices decline to hear case of photographer, gay couple

The decision lets stand a ruling against a N.M. business that refused to record a commitment ceremony.