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

Trump urges Supreme Court to keep his name on ballot, warns of ‘bedlam’

The brief filed Thursday by Donald Trump’s lawyer was a precursor to oral arguments on the Colorado ballot case that the Supreme Court has scheduled for Feb. 8.

By Ann E. MarimowJanuary 18, 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

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

The Lions made a Barry Sanders statue. A photographer wants credit.

Photographer Allen Kee alleged in a lawsuit that his photo of Barry Sanders was used to create the Detroit Lions’ statue without his permission.

By Kyle MelnickJanuary 17, 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

Supreme Court to review restrictions on homeless encampments

The Supreme Court said it will consider whether state and local officials can punish homeless individuals for camping and sleeping in public spaces when shelter beds are unavailable

By Ann E. MarimowJanuary 12, 2024

Trump assails his fraud trial in courtroom speech as case winds down

New York’s attorney general, who sued former president Trump and his business, is seeking a $370 million penalty.

By Shayna Jacobs and Mark BermanJanuary 11, 2024

Maryland Elections Board member arrested on Jan. 6 riot charges, resigns

A top Maryland elections official was arrested and charged this week with felony and misdemeanor counts.

By Erin Cox and Tom JackmanJanuary 11, 2024

Judges skeptical that Trump is immune from Jan. 6 prosecution

Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit expressed skepticism of Donald Trump’s claim of presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.

By Rachel Weiner, Spencer S. Hsu, Perry Stein and Devlin BarrettJanuary 9, 2024

NRA defense denies corruption, praises group’s work in New York trial

A lawyer for the National Rifle Association denied New York state allegations of mismanagement that cost the organization millions of dollars.

By Shayna JacobsJanuary 9, 2024

Highlights from Trump’s immunity claim court hearing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit expressed skepticism of whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in his federal election subversion case.

By Rachel Weiner, Spencer S. Hsu, Perry Stein, Devlin Barrett, Tom Jackman and Ann E. MarimowJanuary 9, 2024

Judge finishes sentencing man who leaped over her bench to attack her

Five days after Deobra Redden attacked a Las Vegas judge, the same judge resumed the hearing and sentenced him to 19 to 48 months in prison.

By Kyle MelnickJanuary 8, 2024

Supreme Court to decide if U.S. law requires some emergency room abortions

The Biden administration says Idaho’s strict abortion ban conflicts with a federal law requiring emergency room doctors to perform the procedure in some circumstances.

By Ann E. MarimowJanuary 6, 2024

Supreme Court says it will decide if Trump qualifies for Colorado ballot

The Colorado Supreme Court had barred Donald Trump from the ballot, citing the 14th Amendment and saying he engaged in an insurrection around Jan. 6, 2021.

By Ann E. Marimow and Patrick MarleyJanuary 6, 2024

Most Jan. 6 defendants get time behind bars, but less than U.S. seeks

Three years after the Capitol attack, more than half of the roughly 1,200 people charged have been sentenced. What to know about the largest investigation in U.S. history.

By Tom Jackman and Spencer S. HsuJanuary 5, 2024

AI’s future could hinge on one thorny legal question

Tech firms trained their AI models on copyrighted works. Was that an infringement — or “fair use”?

By Will Oremus and Elahe IzadiJanuary 4, 2024

Trump asks Supreme Court to keep his name on Colorado ballot

Donald Trump’s lawyers urged the justices to quickly reverse Colorado’s top court and “return the right to vote for their candidate of choice to the voters.”

By Patrick Marley and Ann E. MarimowJanuary 3, 2024

Roberts sidesteps Supreme Court’s ethics controversies in yearly report

Chief Justice John Roberts’s annual year-end report made no mention of the Supreme Court’s ethics controversies or the new code of conduct the justices adopted.

By Ann E. MarimowDecember 31, 2023

Gaston Glock, creator of handgun that flooded the world, dies at 94

The Glock handgun, designed in the early 1980s, has been embraced by police and military but decried by gun-control advocates.

By Brian MurphyDecember 28, 2023