David G. Savage

Writer

David G. Savage has covered the Supreme Court and legal issues for the Los Angeles Times in the Washington bureau since 1986. He has covered the Senate confirmation hearings for all of the current justices. In addition to writing about the court’s work, he has written on the legal battles that have raged in Washington, from the Clinton impeachment in the 1990s to the Florida recount after 2000 presidential election, the “war on terrorism” in the years after the 9/11 attacks, and more recently, on voting rights and gay marriage. He joined The Times in 1981 and was an education writer on the Metro staff for five years.

Recent Articles

  • The obscure constitutional provision that could be trouble for Trump

    The obscure constitutional provision that could be trouble for Trump

    President-elect Donald Trump is set to take an oath next month to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” But a previously obscure provision in the the nation’s founding document has now become the focus of special attention because of Trump’s worldwide real estate...

  • Supreme Court affirms broad reach of insider-trading laws

    Supreme Court affirms broad reach of insider-trading laws

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the broad reach of insider trading laws, ruling that family and friends of corporate insiders can be prosecuted for profiting on secret stock tips even if they don’t pay money or other compensation for the information. The unanimous decision affirmed the conviction...

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