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.

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Decision overturning Va.’s gay marriage ban is upheld

Decision overturning Va.’s gay marriage ban is upheld

A federal appeals court panel in Richmond rules that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed under the Constitution .

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.