Ann E. Marimow

Washington, D.C.

Legal affairs reporter

Education: Cornell University

Ann Marimow writes about legal issues for The Washington Post. She previously covered state government and politics at the San Jose Mercury News in California and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She joined The Post in 2005.
Latest from Ann E. Marimow

Justice Dept. asks court to reinstate Biden’s vaccination policy for businesses

Dozens of legal challenges primarily from Republican-led states, private employers and conservative groups have been consolidated before a single court.

November 23, 2021

Trump’s legal strategy tested in fight with Congress over Jan. 6 records

With Congress and President Biden on the same side, Trump’s delay tactics in court could fail.

November 17, 2021

Misconduct complaint against Judge Emmet G. Sullivan is formally dismissed

Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan issued an order after the judiciary’s conduct committee cleared Sullivan’s service on a local judicial nominating commission

November 16, 2021

Federal appeals court halts Biden administration’s vaccine requirement, delivering policy a major blow

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, helmed by two Trump-appointed judges and another appointed by Ronald Reagan, issued the ruling Friday after GOP-aligned business and legal groups filed lawsuits.

November 12, 2021

Federal judge overrules Texas ban on mask mandates in schools

Efforts to block or hobble the federal mandate on private business are also ongoing at the state level.

November 10, 2021

Legal battle over Biden’s vax-or-test mandate for businesses is just beginning

While critics say government has overstepped its authority, rule defenders say it is critical for public health.

November 9, 2021

Two judges, one courthouse and an unusual accusation of unethical conduct

The federal judiciary’s ethics committee cleared Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s participation on a panel that recommends nominees to the president to serve on D.C. courts.

November 8, 2021

Majority of Supreme Court appears to think N.Y. gun law is too restrictive

The court’s six conservative justices expressed varying levels of support for the two individuals and the National Rifle Association affiliate challenging New York’s requirement that says those who want to carry a concealed weapon for self-defense show a “special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community.”

November 3, 2021

Supreme Court debates balance between public safety, self-defense in N.Y. gun rights case

Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett are seen as pivotal to the outcome of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which seeks to answer to what extent Americans have a constitutional right to carry concealed firearms outside the home and in public places.

November 3, 2021

Biden administration asserts 'no constitutional right is safe’ if Texas abortion law allowed to stand

The Justice Department and abortion providers argue the Texas law conflicts with a constitutional right established nearly 50 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade case.

November 1, 2021