Proud Boys saw themselves as ‘Trump’s army,’ U.S. says in trial closings

Closing arguments are underway in the seditious conspiracy trial of five Proud Boys leaders accused of spearheading the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

By Spencer S. Hsu, Rachel Weiner and Tom JackmanApril 24, 2023

Supreme Court to decide if officials can block constituents on social media

At issue is whether the First Amendment guarantees access to personal social-media accounts that are used by public officials to communicate with constituents.

By Robert BarnesApril 24, 2023

Supreme Court preserves access to key abortion drug as appeal proceeds

The battle over whether to permanently restrict mifepristone, and whether the FDA properly approved use of the drug more than 20 years ago, continues.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowApril 21, 2023

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s financial reports include an unusual redaction

Legal ethics experts said the redaction, which is supposed to be for security reasons, is highly unusual and could undermine the purpose of the disclosure system.

By Ann E. MarimowApril 21, 2023

A federal judge was refused a Lyft ride with his guide dog. He’s not alone.

U.S. Judge David Tatel had hailed a ride to court, but as soon as he got into his Lyft, he said the driver got out and began shouting that he would not take Tatel’s guide dog

By Rachel WeinerApril 21, 2023

Proud Boys’ defense wobbles in sedition trial after two take the stand

Prosecutors take fresh shots at the group’s leaders after two co-defendants took the risky step of testifying in the Jan. 6 trial.

By Rachel Weiner and Spencer S. HsuApril 20, 2023

Richard Riordan, Los Angeles mayor who led rebound after riots, dies at 92

Mr. Riordan won a long-shot bid for mayor while Los Angeles was still reeling from the riots after the police beating of Black motorist Rodney King.

By Brian MurphyApril 20, 2023

Sen. Durbin invites Roberts to testify on Supreme Court ethics amid Thomas revelations

The request follows revelations about a billionaire taking Justice Clarence Thomas on lavish vacations and buying a Georgia home from Thomas and his relatives.

By John WagnerApril 20, 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 AlemanyApril 20, 2023

Supreme Court debates when unwanted messages become a stalker’s threats

Case involves Colorado law used to convict Billy Raymond Counterman of stalking and causing “emotional distress” for singer-songwriter Coles Whalen.

By Robert BarnesApril 19, 2023

Proud Boy who broke Capitol window: ‘I got caught up in all the craziness’

Dominic Pezzola is the last defense witness to testify at the trial of five Proud Boys accused of plotting violence on Jan. 6.

By Rachel Weiner and Tom JackmanApril 19, 2023

Mentally ill woman ‘grossly overcharged,’ court says in scathing opinion

The convictions of a mentally ill woman who assaulted sheriff’s deputies during a crisis in 2019 were legal but not “right,” a Maryland appellate court said.

By Justin JouvenalApril 19, 2023

Supreme Court seeks compromise in ex-mailman’s Sabbath-work conflict

Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian, loved being a mail carrier because he could have Sundays off. Then the postal service began Sunday delivery for Amazon.

By Ann E. MarimowApril 18, 2023

Groups urge Supreme Court to reinstate restrictions on abortion pill

Justices will decide by midnight Wednesday whether to maintain full access to the abortion drug mifepristone while Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk's ruling is appealed.

By Robert BarnesApril 18, 2023

Complaints about Justice Thomas’s disclosures sent to judicial committee

Complaint involves Justice Clarence Thomas’s failure to disclose travel and real estate deals with Republican donor and Dallas business executive Harlan Crow.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowApril 18, 2023

The Supreme Court temporarily restores full access to key abortion medication

The Supreme Court returns to an issue that has divided it before: the use of mifepristone and when to defer to the FDA’s authority.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowApril 14, 2023

Man who pinned officer to Capitol tunnel door sentenced to 7.5 years

D.C. police officer Daniel Hodges called Patrick McCaughey a 'vanguard' of the Jan. 6 attack

By Spencer S. HsuApril 14, 2023

Supreme Court makes it easier to challenge structure of federal agencies

The Supreme Court made it easier to challenge the regulatory power of federal agencies, easing the way for constitutional challenges of the SEC and the FTC.

By Robert BarnesApril 14, 2023

States where abortion is legal, banned or under threat

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 TierneyApril 14, 2023

He quit his job over Sunday work. Should his boss have been more flexible?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears the case of former mail carrier Gerald Groff, focused on how much employers must accommodate individual religious practice.

By Ann E. MarimowApril 14, 2023