Fred Barbash

Washington, D.C.

Law, constitution and courts

Education: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Fred Barbash was with The Washington Post for 30 plus years in a multitude of roles including but not limited to Supreme Court reporter, National editor, London bureau chief and founding editor of The Post's Morning Mix. He left The Post in May 2020.
Latest from Fred Barbash

Oyez. Oy vey. Was that a toilet flush in the middle of a Supreme Court live-streamed hearing?

The justices took no note of it. The transcript took no note of it. Had it occurred in the normal setting for flushes, no one would have taken note of it.

May 7, 2020

President erupts at George Conway for ‘Mourning in America’ video, about the ‘deadly virus Trump ignored’

“I don’t know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband, Moonface,” Trump tweeted, “but it must have been really bad.”

May 5, 2020

#AskTheAG: Barr is taking Twitter questions on coronavirus issues, and it’s getting ugly

The Justice Department got more than it might have bargained for.

April 30, 2020

Florida governor issues coronavirus stay-at-home order after heavy criticism

Florida is now a hotspot, with cases nearly doubling in four days. DeSantis had previously said he would take action if the White House told him to.

April 1, 2020

Are hospitals ready for coronavirus patients? A health official ducks question 4 times during Fox News interview.

"Before I let you go," Fox News anchor Martha McCallum said to CMS head Seema Verma Thursday night, "I want to ask you one more time, are there going to be people in this country who don’t get a ventilator when they need one?"

March 13, 2020

‘Now we all have someone we love diagnosed’: Why Tom Hanks getting coronavirus hits home

For many, the news about Hanks was a wake-up call to the reality of coronavirus, which has continued to spread across the U.S. and the globe.

March 12, 2020

‘Assault on Democracy’: A sitting federal judge takes on John Roberts, Trump and Republicans

In an unusual broadside for a sitting federal judge, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman in Wisconsin has taken to the pages of a law journal to attack the record of the Supreme Court and specifically Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Adelman said Roberts was "misleading" in his confirmation hearings.

March 11, 2020

Warren calls out Sanders for ‘organized nastiness’ and ‘bullying’ by his supporters

She said she had a conversation with Sanders about it. “It was short,” she told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "I think it’s a real problem.”

March 6, 2020

Federal judges reportedly call emergency meeting in wake of Stone case intervention

The extraordinary move by the head of the Federal Judges Association follows President Trump's tweets about the Roger Stone case and Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

February 18, 2020

William Barr’s interview: McConnell, top Republicans support him. Critics are suspicious.

Both sides thought Trump should take Barr's advice. But critics questioned the attorney general's motive for speaking out about Trump's tweets.

February 14, 2020