Ann E. Marimow

Washington, D.C.

Legal affairs reporter

Education: Cornell University

Ann Marimow writes about legal issues for The Washington Post. She previously covered state government and politics at the San Jose Mercury News in California and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She joined The Post in 2005.
Latest from Ann E. Marimow

Supreme Court majority questions massive shift of election authority

The case the Supreme Court is hearing Wednesday could fundamentally alter oversight on legislative maps and other high-stakes election issues.

December 7, 2022

Here’s how federal judges think about diversity in hiring law clerks

As the Supreme Court weighs whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions, a study says most appeals court judges consider race when hiring clerks.

December 1, 2022

Justice Alito denies disclosing 2014 Hobby Lobby opinion in advance

Allegation against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. comes after leak of draft Dobbs abortion opinion, amid growing public questions about the high court's legitimacy.

November 19, 2022

Supreme Court seems open to ending affirmative action in college admissions

After nearly five hours of oral argument, the admissions programs at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seemed endangered.

October 31, 2022

Supreme Court’s conservative majority questions race-conscious admissions

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in two affirmative action cases dealing with the admissions policies at UNC and Harvard.

October 31, 2022

What to expect as the Supreme Court examines Harvard, UNC affirmative action policies

What to know as you follow oral arguments in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina.

October 31, 2022

What the Supreme Court justices have said on affirmative action and race

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in two key affirmative action cases. Here’s what the justices have said or written about race-conscious policies.

October 29, 2022

Justice Alito says leak of abortion opinion made majority ‘targets for assassination’

The justice says the leak of his draft opinion on Roe v. Wade was a “grave betrayal of trust by somebody and it was a shock."

October 25, 2022

Supreme Court puts temporary hold on Graham grand jury election testimony

Justice Clarence Thomas put a temporary hold on an order that Sen. Lindsey O. Graham appear before a Georgia grand jury investigating possible attempts by President Donald Trump and his allies to disrupt the 2020 election.

October 24, 2022

Graham asks Supreme Court to block his Georgia 2020 election testimony

Graham (R-S.C.) was ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating possible attempts by President Donald Trump and his allies to disrupt Georgia's 2020 presidential election.

October 22, 2022