Rachel Weiner

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering appellate courts in Washington and Richmond.

Education: George Washington University, BA in Journalism and Political Science

Rachel Weiner came to The Washington Post as a politics Web editor. She spent two years writing for The Fix and running The Post’s 2012 election blog, appropriately called Election 2012. At the end of that race she decided to get away from national politics and now covers federal courts in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.
Latest from Rachel Weiner

Pipeline deal in debt ceiling agreement angers climate advocates. Is it legal?

The agreement would overrule federal courts that have repeatedly found the pipeline in violation of environmental laws.

May 31, 2023

Oath Keepers leader Rhodes gets 18 years for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

The sentence is the longest given to any of the hundreds of people found guilty of involvement in the pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

May 25, 2023

One murder, two convictions and a man’s battle to clear his name

A prosecutor said in court someone else did it. Duke Law’s Innocence Project unearthed new evidence. Can Lamont McKoy convince the Supreme Court he's innocent?

May 18, 2023

Did Jan. 6 defendants act ‘corruptly’? An appeals court weighs the question.

Thomas Robertson argued a jury was wrongly instructed on what "corrupt intent" means.

May 11, 2023

Behind Trump’s musical tribute to some of the most violent Jan. 6 rioters

As he seeks a return to the White House, Trump has intentionally and prominently embraced the cause of Jan. 6 prisoners, some of whom were the most violent that day.

May 7, 2023

Man who attacked police gets stiffest sentence so far for a Jan. 6 rioter

Peter Schwartz, 49, was sentenced to more than 14 years after he was convicted at trial of assaulting police during the Capitol attack.

May 5, 2023

Proud Boys revealed: Videos, secret chats show how Jan. 6 plot unfolded

With an inside look at the Proud Boys trial, see months of videos and secret chats shown to a D.C. jury that revealed how the Jan. 6 plot unfolded.

May 5, 2023

Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio, 3 others guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Former Proud Boys chairman Henry “Enrique” Tarrio and three other members were found guilty Thursday of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

May 4, 2023

Trump can’t stop Pence from testifying to Jan. 6 grand jury, court rules

The former vice president did not appeal the decision himself, saying he would comply with a subpoena.

April 26, 2023

Ex-Proud Boys leader argues Trump is to blame for Jan. 6 attack

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio is accused of organizing a small group of tough, loyal Proud Boys to lead the pro-Trump mob in storming the U.S. Capitol.

April 26, 2023