Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Education: University of Florida, B.S. in Journalism
Robert Barnes has been a Washington Post reporter and editor since 1987. He joined the paper to cover Maryland politics, and he has served in various editing positions, including metropolitan editor and national political editor. He has covered the Supreme Court since November 2006.
Should justices overturn a precedent that says states can be sued in other states without their consent? The case is a key test of a concept called stare decisis, or respecting past decisions, for the court’s strengthened conservative majority.