Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.


State officials call the changes mundane, while others say they hurt minorities and their ability to vote.

  • 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

The case arose after Arizona voters opposed to congressional gerrymandering had taken the power away from state legislators.

  • Jun 29, 2015

The justices were considering a challenge brought by death-row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Jun 29, 2015

It took decades for same-sex marriage to become a right, and five episodes along the way exemplify an uneven history largely marked by legal victories and often shadowed by political setbacks.

  • Jun 27, 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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