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

  • Supreme Court finds a compromise in reviving Trump's travel ban

    Supreme Court finds a compromise in reviving Trump's travel ban

    The Supreme Court on Monday took a pragmatic approach to resolving the dispute over President Trump’s foreign travel ban with a middle-ground ruling that may defuse the controversy — for now. The decision, the first from the high court to review Trump’s exercise of presidential power, allowed much...

  • Trump scores a partial win for his travel ban. What comes next?

    Trump scores a partial win for his travel ban. What comes next?

    What’s next after the Supreme Court cleared the way for parts of President Trump's travel ban executive order to begin taking effect? Here are some answers. Does this put Trump’s travel ban into effect? Not exactly. The court said only part of the ban could take effect pending the justices’ consideration...

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