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June 29 2015 3:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableGinsburg’s redistricting decision could be the most important one of the term.
Politics
June 29 2015 2:47 PMThe Case Against PolygamyChief Justice John Roberts says the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling paves the way for plural unions. He’s wrong.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2015 1:58 PMOrigin StoryHow the 1942 case of a one-footed chicken thief laid the foundation for marriage equality.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2015 6:00 AMThe Justices’ JusticeFor years we feared the consequences of pushing social progress through the courts. Obergefell v. Hodges will prove we shouldn’t.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2015 4:46 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThomas says the justices who ruled for marriage equality just made up a right to dignity. That’s ridiculous—and hypocritical.
Politics
June 26 2015 7:59 PMObama TransformedThe remarkable week that roused the president from dejection and inspired a stirring call to action. 
Politics
June 26 2015 7:00 PMObama Gets RealThe president finally speaks honestly about racism.
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June 26 2015 6:06 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWhere was all this “five unelected judges” chatter when they handed down Citizens United?
Politics
June 26 2015 2:53 PMHere Comes the GroomAndrew Sullivan’s landmark 1989 essay making a conservative case for gay marriage, reprinted in full.
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June 26 2015 2:34 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableObergefell recognizes the connection between liberty and equality.
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June 26 2015 1:15 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableAs Kennedy read his opinion Friday morning, attendees were quiet, anxious, relieved.
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June 26 2015 11:18 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s marriage equality decision is gorgeous, heartfelt, and a little mystifying.
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June 26 2015 10:23 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableA chief justice has a greater personal interest in how he votes than the other justices.
Roads & Kingdoms
June 26 2015 8:04 AMThe Lonely EndIn aging Japan, thousands die alone and unnoticed every year. Toru Koremura is there to clean up what they leave behind.
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 6:07 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s middle ground on race.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2015 2:57 PMMindlessly Literal Reading Loses AgainThis Supreme Court decision is a dig at Bush v. Gore.
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June 29 2015 2:16 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableScalia goes off script.
Politics
June 29 2015 7:27 AMA New Southern HeritageObama has called for an honest accounting of America’s history. Here’s how to do it.
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June 28 2015 4:29 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableLoving v. Virginia was 9–0. Obergefell v. Hodges was 5–4.
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June 27 2015 1:56 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe chief justice’s dissent is heartless.
Politics
June 26 2015 7:09 PMThat Was FastNot long ago, same-sex marriage was a cause advanced by a handful of activists. Now it’s the law of the land. How did that happen?
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 6:24 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s opinion is most compelling when he talks about the rights of children.
War Stories
June 26 2015 4:59 PMOnly Two Issues Can Derail the Iran DealHere’s what to watch for as the deadline looms. 
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June 26 2015 2:48 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe conservatives’ marriage equality dissents are petty, hypocritical, and embarrassing. 
Low Concept
June 26 2015 1:57 PMThe Antonin Scalia “Sick Burn” GeneratorFind out how the Supreme Court justice would insult you.
The Slatest
June 26 2015 12:20 PMProud    Photos of people celebrating the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.
Jurisprudence
June 26 2015 10:58 AMThe Gay Marriage MapEach state’s legal status on gay marriage.
Live at Politics & Prose
June 26 2015 10:17 AMThe Quest for Shakespeare’s First FolioAndrea Mays discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
The Slate Quiz
June 26 2015 1:30 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
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June 25 2015 5:59 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe court acknowledges “unconscious prejudice.”

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