Ruth Marcus

Washington, D.C.

Deputy editorial page editor overseeing signed opinion content and writing on domestic politics and policy

Education: Yale College; Harvard Law School

Ruth Marcus is deputy editorial page editor for The Post. She also writes a weekly column. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitz
Latest from Ruth Marcus

Why is this Justice Department fighting more oversight?

The department's inspector general can't investigate its lawyers for professional misconduct. The Trump Justice Department showed that needs to change.

November 20, 2021

The 5th Circuit sets its sights on the vaccine-and-testing mandate — and much more than that

In issuing a stay of the emergency OSHA rule, the conservative panel takes a disturbing turn into the validity of the federal regulatory state

November 13, 2021

Sorry, Mr. Trump: Executive privilege is President Biden’s to assert

Here's why the former president should lose the records fight.

November 12, 2021

‘No decision of this Court is safe’: What’s at stake in the Texas abortion case

Are federal courts consigned to sitting idly by while constitutional rights are violated? The Supreme Court will soon decide.

October 29, 2021

Bannon’s contempt of Congress is lawless and ludicrous

To the Trump crowd, contempt for the law is a given.

October 22, 2021

The Supreme Court is getting a second chance to block the Texas abortion law. It should take it.

The court blew it on the first round. Time to correct the mistake.

October 19, 2021

At Yale Law School, a party invitation ignites a firestorm

These law students are among the best and brightest. They also have some growing up to do.

October 14, 2021

One more time Trump tried to undo the will of the voters

Yet another Trump-led brush with autocracy.

October 8, 2021

Why is a prominent federal judge hiring a law clerk who said she hates Black people?

Scalia law student Crystal Clanton appears to have sent a racist text. Now she has a clerkship with a prominent judge — and a shot at a Supreme Court clerkship.

October 8, 2021

The Supreme Court’s crisis of legitimacy

As the Supreme Court opens a new term Monday, its biggest problem is itself.

October 1, 2021