Rachel Weiner

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering appellate courts in Washington and Richmond.

Education: George Washington University, BA in Journalism and Political Science

Rachel Weiner came to The Washington Post as a politics Web editor. She spent two years writing for The Fix and running The Post’s 2012 election blog, appropriately called Election 2012. At the end of that race she decided to get away from national politics and now covers federal courts in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.
Latest from Rachel Weiner

Trump told crowd to ‘fight like hell’ before riot. Can he be sued?

A lower court judge found Trump could be held liable for the violence of the Jan. 6 riot.

December 7, 2022

‘Assault weapons’ too popular to be banned in Maryland, gun advocates argue

Gun rights groups previously failed to get the ban struck down but say a new precedent is on their side.

December 6, 2022

Rupert Murdoch to be deposed in $1.6 billion defamation case against Fox

The Fox Corp chairman is the highest-profile individual to be questioned in the case, which hinges on Fox’s coverage of the 2020 presidential election.

December 5, 2022

Who are the Oath Keepers? Key details in the seditious conspiracy trial

Who are the Oath Keepers? What did we learn from the trial of Stewart Rhodes? What connection is there to President Trump? We answer your questions.

November 30, 2022

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

The panel of seven men and five women deliberated for three days before finding Rhodes and a co-defendant guilty of conspiring to oppose by force the lawful transition of presidential power.

November 29, 2022

Threatened with jail for live-streaming traffic stop, he sued

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is debating whether streaming is different from recording, and whether passengers in cars can record at all.

November 29, 2022

‘Democracy is fragile,’ prosecutor says at close of Oath Keepers trial

The highest profile trial in Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack investigation is nearing its end.

November 18, 2022

GOP operative found guilty of funneling Russian money to Donald Trump

A longtime Ron Paul aide helped a Russian businessman get into a Trump fundraiser; Trump later pardoned him for another campaign finance crime.

November 17, 2022

Air Force combat veteran convicted of felony role in Jan. 6 riot

Larry Brock entered the Senate chamber holding zip-tie handcuffs and wearing a combat helmet.

November 16, 2022

Ex-intel officer downplays Jan. 6 violence as Oath Keepers defendants testify

Over two weeks, at least two of the five accused of a violent plot against the U.S. government testified.

November 16, 2022