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.
The court made technical rulings in cases brought in Wis. and Md. that seemed to hold the promise of being a landmark decision. The decision leaves districts in both states intact for the midterm elections.