In case involving whiskey and a dog toy, Supreme Court misses the joke

The company that recast Jack Daniel’s famous square bottle as a rubbery chew toy said the item is satirical and should be protected expression.

By Robert BarnesMarch 22, 2023

Trump lawyer must turn over evidence on classified documents, court rules

A closed-door legal fight between Trump lawyers and prosecutors over classified documents has now moved to an appeals court, which seems poised to rule quickly.

By Josh Dawsey, Devlin Barrett, Jacqueline Alemany and Rachel WeinerMarch 22, 2023

The status of key investigations involving Donald Trump

What you need to know about the Mar-a-Lago documents, the Jan. 6 investigation, the Georgia elections probe and the New York fraud lawsuit, among others.

By Matt Zapotosky, Matthew Brown, Shayna Jacobs, Devlin Barrett and Jacqueline AlemanyMarch 22, 2023

Gladys Kessler, federal judge in landmark tobacco lawsuit, dies at 85

In a major ruling in 2006, she found that cigarette makers had conspired for decades to deceive the public about the deadly threat posed by smoking.

By Emily LangerMarch 22, 2023

Supreme Court rules for deaf student who says school district failed him

The ruling said a young Michigan man can pursue an Americans with Disabilities Act claim while seeking via the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

By Robert BarnesMarch 21, 2023

Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested. What would happen next?

What we know about Trump's claim that he will be arrested soon in a Manhattan criminal investigation -- and what would come next.

By Perry SteinMarch 21, 2023

The porn star, the checks and the president: Trump’s tawdry path to peril

The first indictment of a former president may result from an episode with a long, rippling tail of criminal consequence.

By Rosalind S. HeldermanMarch 21, 2023

Supreme Court asked to allow West Virginia’s transgender athlete ban

The case involves a 12-year-old transgender girl who is taking puberty blockers and wants to stay on the girls’ track and cross-country teams at her middle school.

By Robert BarnesMarch 21, 2023

Lawyer Robert Costello seeks to undercut Cohen to Trump grand jury

New York attorney Robert Costello says he told the grand jury that a key witness, former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, cannot be trusted.

By Shayna Jacobs and Devlin BarrettMarch 20, 2023

Witness proposed by Trump defense to go before Manhattan grand jury Monday

Michael Cohen’s onetime legal adviser is expected to testify before a grand jury examining if Trump broke any laws when indirectly paying off Stormy Daniels.

By Shayna Jacobs, Rosalind S. Helderman and Josh DawseyMarch 19, 2023

The Justice Department’s fight against judge shopping in Texas

Four times recently, the Justice Department has objected to the filing of a lawsuit before Texas judges known to be conservatives. The first appeal succeeded.

By Perry SteinMarch 19, 2023

Superior Court fair turns area teens into judges and lawyers for a day

The court’s 24th annual law fair is designed to give teens a better understanding of the law and legal careers.

By Keith L. AlexanderMarch 18, 2023

Texas judge seems open to claim abortion drug was not properly vetted

U.S. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk says he will rule as soon as possible on FDA approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medical abortions.

By Perry Stein, Caroline Kitchener and Ann E. MarimowMarch 15, 2023

What the Texas judge said in delaying notice of abortion-pill hearing

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk took the unusual step of intentionally delaying public notice of the hearing planned for Wednesday morning in Amarillo, Tex.

By Ann E. MarimowMarch 14, 2023

Judge says flipping the bird is the right of ‘every red-blooded Canadian’

A Quebec man called the police when his neighbor raised his middle fingers. A Canadian judge ruled that giving the finger is a “God-given” right.

By Kyle MelnickMarch 10, 2023

Abortion is now banned or under threat in these states

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s a look at abortion laws by state.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyMarch 9, 2023

Paul Manafort agrees to pay $3.15 million to settle with Justice Dept.

The money is to settle a civil case brought by the Justice Department last year over foreign bank accounts that he did not declare to United States officials.

By Azi Paybarah and Devlin BarrettMarch 5, 2023

Supreme Court asks for more briefs on important election-law case

The request for additional information comes after the North Carolina Supreme Court, newly controlled by Republicans, decided to rehear a challenge of the congressional map.

By Robert BarnesMarch 2, 2023

Maurice J. Cullinane, D.C. police chief during hostage crisis, dies at 90

In 1977, he helped negotiate an end to a deadly hostage siege by radicalized members of the Hanafi Muslim sect.

By Peter HermannMarch 2, 2023

‘Make it a spectacle’: Proud Boys leader Tarrio key to Jan. 6, U.S. says

Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio aligned plans with Trump ‘stop the steal’ campaign organizers, knowing by Jan. 6 that followers might explode into violence, U.S. says.

By Spencer S. Hsu and Rachel WeinerMarch 1, 2023