In Judge Kaplan’s court, Trump plays with fire

Former president Donald Trump risks blowback if he takes the witness stand in Judge Lewis A. Kaplan’s courtroom on Monday in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial.

By Shayna Jacobs and Devlin BarrettJanuary 21, 2024

L.A. Innocence Project takes on Scott Peterson’s case. Here’s what to know.

Peterson was convicted in 2004 of murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn son, a case that captivated the country. He has said he was not the killer.

By Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffJanuary 19, 2024

U.S. seeks jail for Trump adviser Navarro in Jan. 6 contempt case

Former Trump White House trade adviser Peter Navarro defied a House subpoena and failed to substantiate a claim that Trump asserted executive privilege to bar his testimony.

By Spencer S. HsuJanuary 19, 2024

Uvalde shooting report sharply critical of police response, leaders

Attorney General Merrick Garland said “lives would have been saved” if officers had followed standard procedures in responding to the 2022 school shooting in Uvalde, Tex.

By Arelis R. Hernández, Devlin Barrett and Mark BermanJanuary 18, 2024

Six things we learned from the DOJ report on the Uvalde school shooting

Key takeaways from the Justice Department report on the school shooting in Uvalde, Tex.

By Mark BermanJanuary 18, 2024

Can this ex-congressman show Trump the path to life after indictment?

Convicted for insider trading, Chris Collins got pardoned by Trump and found warm refuge in Florida — where crime is hardly a political liability and comebacks are always possible.

By Manuel Roig-FranziaJanuary 18, 2024

Uvalde parents brace for federal review of failures in police response

Justice Department leaders held an emotional meeting with relatives of those killed in the Robb Elementary School massacre in advance of a long-awaited report.

By Arelis R. Hernández and Devlin BarrettJanuary 17, 2024

Fla. man sentenced to 5 years after attacking 6 officers on Jan. 6

Kenneth Bonawitz, a longtime football coach, said he used his expertise in tackling to hit two officers standing below him on Jan. 6, forcing one to retire from his injuries.

By Tom JackmanJanuary 17, 2024

Supreme Court divided over whether to curb power of federal agencies

The high court’s decision in a herring-fisherman case could greatly limit the flexibility of federal agencies to regulate vast swaths of American life.

By Ann E. MarimowJanuary 17, 2024

Judge threatens to throw Trump out of E. Jean Carroll defamation trial

E. Jean Carroll told a federal jury that Donald Trump’s attacks on her credibility beginning in 2019 harm her professionally and put her in fear for her safety.

By Shayna JacobsJanuary 17, 2024

Trump lawyers say document shows he kept ‘Q’ clearance for nuclear secrets

In his Florida trial involving classified documents, Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking more information about a Department of Energy security clearance list.

By Perry SteinJanuary 17, 2024

Court rejects Twitter’s claim of right to alert Trump to Jan. 6 search

The company can still ask the U.S. Supreme Court to say Twitter had a First Amendment right to alert Donald Trump to a subpoena.

By Rachel WeinerJanuary 17, 2024

Prosecutors deride Hunter Biden’s legal claims as Hollywood ‘fiction’

Prosecutors said Hunter Biden’s belief that he was unfairly charged with gun-purchase violations “is a fiction designed for a Hollywood script.”

By Perry Stein and Devlin BarrettJanuary 16, 2024

Second E. Jean Carroll trial against Trump begins in New York

A jury was selected Tuesday and will be tasked with determining what additional damages, if any, Trump owes Carroll.

By Shayna Jacobs and Mark BermanJanuary 16, 2024

E. Jean Carroll defamation trial adjourns for the day; Carroll expected to testify Wednesday

E. Jean Carroll’s defamation trial against Donald Trump begins Tuesday. The case will determine whether he owes her damages for defamatory comments he made.

By Washington Post staffJanuary 16, 2024

This humble fish may help the Supreme Court weaken the ‘administrative state’

In a pair of cases involving herring fishermen, conservative justices could toss out the precedent known as Chevron, which gives power to federal government agencies.

By Ann E. MarimowJanuary 15, 2024

N.Y. state attorney alleges corruption by NRA, leader Wayne LaPierre

Wayne LaPierre, who announced his resignation as head of the National Rifle Assn., faces allegations of corruption and mismanagement in a New York state lawsuit

By Shayna JacobsJanuary 13, 2024

E. Jean Carroll seeks limits on Trump testimony after his courtroom tirade

The trial is about damages for defamatory comments Trump made about Carroll in 2019 when she came forward with a decades-old sexual assault allegation. Trump has already been found liable for those comments.

By Shayna JacobsJanuary 12, 2024

Proud Boy who wielded ax handle and ‘fueled’ Jan. 6 riot sentenced

William Chrestman, initially unrepentant Proud Boys ‘tool’ and member of J6 Prison Choir, told court he was ‘sorry that police and people were injured and scarred by Jan. 6.’

By Spencer S. HsuJanuary 12, 2024

Justice Dept. to seek death penalty for Buffalo mass killer

Federal authorities gave notice in a court filing ahead of a status conference hearing for Payton Gendron, who has pleaded guilty to state charges after a racist rampage in Buffalo in 2022.

By David Nakamura and Mark BermanJanuary 12, 2024