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How toxic politics killed a deal about a Biden audiotape

Neither Biden nor Congress will benefit from their inability to reach a deal on executive privilege President Biden, Robert K. Hur and...

24.05.2024 20

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Sam Alito’s flag flew upside down. Are his ethics?

Justice Alito’s wife hoisted a “Stop the Steal” flag after Jan 6. Should her husband recuse himself now? Justice Samuel Alito and...

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This Alabama AG won’t stop at the state line to prosecute abortion

16.05.2024 70

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What’s happening at the Supreme Court? We’ll text you.

Sign up for Decision Days With Ruth Marcus to get short updates as the court begins to issue rulings. (The Washington Post) Listen 2 min Share...

13.05.2024 70

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How Trump could win the New York case — even if he loses

Is the hush money case allowing Trump to gain the upper hand with voters? Former president Donald Trump sits at Manhattan Supreme Court on...

07.05.2024 20

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Amy Coney Barrett is no handmaid to the Supreme Court’s conservative majority

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett speaks at a dinner honoring the late Justice Antonin Scalia at the Washington Hilton on Nov. 9. (Jahi...

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The wartime outrage in Gaza that no one is talking about

Photos of hostages at the site of the Nova festival, where people were killed and kidnapped during the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas gunmen, in Reim,...

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Oral argument on immunity hints at another Trump trial — but not soon

Demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court on Thursday. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share ...

26.04.2024 30

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Guess what’s not a priority in antiabortion Idaho? Women’s health.

Abortion rights supporters rally in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Joy Asico-Smith for National Women's Law Center/AP) ...

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Can Jews come together this Passover?

Protesters stand outside of the Israeli prime minister's office in Jerusalem on April 9. (Maya Alleruzzo/AP) Listen 4 min ...

21.04.2024 40

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Why did this seamy Trump trial have to be the first?

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg at a 2023 news conference. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo) Listen 5 min Share ...

14.04.2024 10

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Arizona’s conservatives brought this political nightmare on themselves

Arizona state Rep. Matt Gress (R) speaks to reporters at the state Capitol on Wednesday. (Matt York/AP Photo) Listen 6 min ...

11.04.2024 20

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2 questions that would expose Trump’s lies about abortion

Listen 6 min Share Comment on this story Comment Add to your saved stories Save ​ There’s...

09.04.2024 10

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The mournful isolation of Israel six months after terrorists attacked

Family members of hostages held by Hamas and supporters gather at the site of the Nova Music festival near Re'im, Israel, on Feb. 28. (Heidi Levine...

04.04.2024 8

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The International Court of Justice is waging lawfare on Israel

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators participate in a vigil in Durban, South Africa, on March 8. (Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5...

03.04.2024 30

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His job is to interpret the Constitution. Would he rather run the FDA?

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. in D.C. on March 7, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Listen 6 min Share Comment on...

28.03.2024 20

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In a new book, Breyer makes the case for setting originalism aside

Stephen G. Breyer retired as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in 2022. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States) ...

22.03.2024 30

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‘The beast of angry American women’: 3 columnists on the new abortion politics

Opinion ‘The beast of angry American women’: 3 columnists on the new abortion politics By Ruth Marcus ,  Alexandra Petri ...

21.03.2024 10

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Fair’s fair: Trump should be able to appeal the judgment against him

Pedestrians walk past 40 Wall Street, a Donald Trump-owned building in Manhattan, on Tuesday. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Listen 5 min...

20.03.2024 50

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Outlawing abortion is just the start for some conservative judges

18.03.2024 5

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Willis prevails in Georgia case, but her win is devastating

Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis is sworn in during a hearing in the Georgia election interference case against Donald Trump at the...

15.03.2024 20

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The special counsel was unfair to Biden and his transcript proves it

Former special counsel Robert K. Hur testifies at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington...

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For Trump’s sake, two GOP women go to war against their own sex

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) in D.C. on Feb. 28 and Sen. Katie Boyd Britt (R-Ala.) in D.C. on Feb. 15, 2023. (Mariam Zuhaib/AP; Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) ...

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With Colorado ruling, the court displays an ‘originalism of convenience’

The Supreme Court justices in 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story Comment ...

07.03.2024 20

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How pushing ‘fetal personhood’ could backfire

A small petri dish holding several embryos at the Aspire Houston Fertility Institute in vitro fertilization lab in Houston on Tuesday. (Michael...

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What’s behind the Supreme Court’s furious agreement on Trump in Colorado

A police officer stands outside the Supreme Court building in D.C. on Dec. 19. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Listen 6 min Share...

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Supreme Court order gives Trump’s long-shot immunity claim a boost

Former president Donald Trump speaks to the media in D.C. on Jan. 9. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min ...

29.02.2024 20

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The case of Clarence Thomas’s new clerk taints the entire judiciary

The dome of the U.S. Capitol building is seen from the U.S. Supreme Court building on Aug. 31. (Kent Nishimura for The Washington Post) ...

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Alabama ushers in the theocracy

Nitrogen tanks holding tens of thousands of frozen embryos and eggs at a fertility center in New York on Dec. 20, 2017. (Carolyn Van Houten/The...

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Does it matter which party nominated a judge? Here’s why it does.

President Donald Trump greets Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh during his swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Oct. 8, 2018. (Jabin...

20.02.2024 10

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The Fani Willis hearing was must-watch TV that no one needed to see

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies Thursday at a hearing on the Georgia election interference case. At right is Fulton County...

17.02.2024 20

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How Trump would change the Supreme Court if elected

The Supreme Court justices in October 2022. From left to right, Sonia Sotomayor, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Neil M. Gorsuch, Chief Justice...

16.02.2024 30

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The Biden special counsel’s egregious abuse of power

President Biden speaks after the release of a special counsel report at the White House on Thursday. (Samuel Corum/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) ...

09.02.2024 10

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The Supreme Court looks askance at keeping Trump off the ballot

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and other justices at the State of the Union address on Feb. 4, 2020, in D.C. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) ...

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What the justices should do now on presidential immunity

The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 13. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story ...

08.02.2024 30

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Trump craves immunity from prosecution. An appeals court just said no.

Former president Donald Trump, with attorney John Lauro, left, and D. John Sauer, center right, speaks to reporters after attending a hearing of the...

06.02.2024 10

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Slowpoke D.C. appeals court puts 2024 election in jeopardy

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The Mayorkas case is an alarming corruption of a grave congressional duty

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, left, and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray at a House committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 15....

30.01.2024 20

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A federal judge is fed up with those defending the Jan. 6 rioters

James Little is seen inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (From a "Statement of Facts" filed by the FBI) Listen 5 min Share...

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A top U.N. court’s ruling on Israel and Gaza is a perversion of justice

Judges of the International Court of Justice are seen while ruling on a request by South Africa on behalf of Gaza on Friday. (Remko de...

27.01.2024 70

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What in the world was Fani Willis thinking?

Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis speaks at a news conference with prosecutor Nathan Wade in Atlanta with Aug. 14. (Elijah...

23.01.2024 70

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Courts have long deferred to federal rule-makers. That might end soon.

The fishing vessel Gannet, part of the Lund’s Fisheries fleet, heads out to sea for a day of fishing on Oct. 4 in Cape May, N.J. (Sarah L....

18.01.2024 8

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Conservative jurists and the health risks they expect women to endure

The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 13. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story ...

12.01.2024 100

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The justices will keep Trump on the ballot. Here’s how (and why) they’ll do it.

Opinion The justices will keep Trump on the ballot. Here’s how (and why) they’ll do it. By Ruth Marcus Associate editor | ...

10.01.2024 10

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Trump’s sly ‘I’m immune from prosecution’ claim finally runs aground

Former president Donald Trump at an appeals hearing on Trump's claim of immunity in the federal case accusing him of illegally attempting to overturn...

10.01.2024 20

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Will voters know the verdict on Trump before November?

The Big Question Opinion Will voters know the verdict on Trump before November? By Ruth Marcus Associate editor | Add ...

05.01.2024 10

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Texas, where women are less important than a fetus

Demonstrators gather outside the federal courthouse in Austin following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022. (Eric...

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Harvard’s Claudine Gay should resign

Harvard University President Claudine Gay testifies before a House committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 5. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters) ...

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Ginni Thomas called 2020 a ‘heist.’ Clarence Thomas must recuse himself.

Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia "Ginni" Thomas at Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday. (Mandel NGAN / AFP) Listen 6...

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The Supreme Court should toss the Colorado case

Attorney Eric Olson argues before the Colorado Supreme Court on Dec. 6 in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP) Listen 6 min Share...

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