The Washington Post

Robert Barnes

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The cases and others will be added to about 35 petitions the court has agreed to hear in the new term.

  • Oct 1, 2015

Appeals courts are split on whether the Obama administration has accommodated faith groups.

  • Sep 17, 2015

Some candidates say his nomination was a mistake as the Supreme Court becomes a major campaign topic.

  • Sep 17, 2015

In new book, liberal justice says conservative criticism of foreign references is “beside the point.”

  • Sep 12, 2015

The clash in Kentucky over gay marriage licenses focuses attention on conflicts between law and religious belief that have echoed in legislatures and the nation’s courts.

  • Sep 4, 2015

A Kentucky clerk sought a stay of a lower-court ruling that she must issue licenses, despite her religious beliefs.

  • Aug 31, 2015

The decision was a dramatic win for the former governor, who lost a lower-court appeal.

  • Aug 31, 2015

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

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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