Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.


An appeals court said that demonstrators may be limited to the sidewalk in front of the high court.

  • Aug 28, 2015

New Hampshire banned such photos, but a district judge ruled the measure violated the First Amendment.

  • Aug 23, 2015

Whatever a Supreme Court justice wishes for, someone is usually happy to provide.

  • Aug 9, 2015

A federal trial nearing completion on the state’s election laws is being watched nationwide for signals about what the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still means after a Supreme Court decision two years ago.

  • Jul 30, 2015

Republicans appointed a majority of the justices, but these days the court gets little love from the right.

  • Jul 26, 2015

The cases the justices hear next term could cause great division.

  • Jun 30, 2015

The court will consider whether workers’ rights are violated when they are compelled to pay unions.

  • Jun 30, 2015

Lawyers opposed to affirmative action say a lower court had ignored the justices’ instructions.

  • Jun 29, 2015

The court voted 5 to 4 to halt further implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule.

  • Jun 29, 2015

Some Supreme Court justices likened a lethal-injection drug to burning at the stake. Others said drug opponents were waging a “guerrilla war” on execution.

  • Apr 29, 2015
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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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