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.

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New plan in works for contraceptive coverage

New plan in works for contraceptive coverage

The Obama administration will address a Supreme Court ruling on employers’ religious objections.

This term’s key Supreme Court rulings, in the justices’ own words

This term’s key Supreme Court rulings, in the justices’ own words

The justices’ writings offer fresh insights into the court’s important decisions from this past term.

Court sides with Christian college on birth control

Court sides with Christian college on birth control

The three female justices say their colleagues are reversing themselves from this week’s Hobby Lobby ruling.

For Supreme Court, unanimous doesn’t mean unity

Despite a high number of 9-to-0 decisions this term, the divisions among the justices are still clear.