Latest from Ann E. Marimow

North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban challenged in federal court

More than a dozen states have similar laws restricting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
  • May 6, 2021

Ocean City’s ban on bare-chested women at the beach is back in court

A U.S. appeals court is reviewing a decision upholding the law that bars women, but not men, from going topless at the popular Maryland destination.
  • May 5, 2021

Biden’s court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson has navigated a path few Black women have

If confirmed, Jackson would join five other Black women currently sitting on a U.S. appeals court.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Biden judicial pick Ketanji Brown Jackson defends her independence in Senate hearing

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) called it a “historic day,” with two Black women nominated to federal appeals courts in Washington and Chicago.
  • Apr 28, 2021

Court delays House lawsuit seeking to enforce Donald McGahn subpoena

The legal battle over the congressional subpoena for former Trump White House counsel is postponed until May. 1
  • Apr 23, 2021

Senate committee to take up Biden judicial nominees in preview of potential Supreme Court fight

Senate hearing is test run for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a contender for potential Supreme Court opening if Justice Stephen G. Breyer retires.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Justice Breyer warns proponents of packing Supreme Court to ‘think long and hard’ about the risks

The court’s senior liberal justice said its decisions on President Donald Trump’s election challenges illustrated independence despite the conservative majority.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Biden Justice Department will continue to push D.C. gun cases to federal court

Critics say the Trump-era gun prosecution policy exacerbates mass incarceration and racial inequities.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Biden’s first slate of judicial nominees aims to quickly boost diversity in federal courts

Biden would elevate U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — often considered a contender to be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court — to the influential appeals court in Washington to succeed Merrick Garland.
  • Mar 29, 2021

Derek Chauvin’s lawyer appears outnumbered at trial. But colleagues say Eric Nelson’s low-key style is easy to underestimate.

Attorney General Keith Ellison has recruited a team that includes a Supreme Court advocate, a former federal prosecutor and a corporate lawyer who has worked to diversify the Minnesota state bench.
  • Mar 27, 2021