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Justice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal Injection

In a striking dissent, the justice slams the “horrifying deaths” that result from “our most cruel experiment yet.”

Jurisprudence
Feb. 21 2017 10:01 AMThe Enabler in ChiefThe White House counsel is supposed to rein in the president’s worst impulses. That’s not Don McGahn’s style.
War Stories
Feb. 20 2017 7:10 PMTrump Just Hired the Army’s Smartest OfficerBut will Lt. Gen. McMaster be permitted to do his job?
Cover Story
Feb. 20 2017 5:45 AMIt’s BadThe first month of the Trump presidency has been more cruel and destructive than the majority of Americans feared. The worst is yet to come.
Politics
Feb. 17 2017 5:12 PMTrump’s Chaos Has Real ConsequencesWhen the White House refuses to acknowledge the truth of deportation force plans, it serves multiple nefarious purposes.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 17 2017 3:21 PMIs ICE Out of Control?Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.
Fascism
Feb. 17 2017 2:06 PMRomania: Bloody, Mystical Fascism From the EastThe third episode of our Slate Academy asks if the experience of Romania changes our understanding of fascism’s origins.
The Slate Quiz
Feb. 17 2017 5:51 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Fiction
Feb. 16 2017 7:14 PM“What Someone Else Does Not Want Printed”Comforting the comfortable and afflicting the afflicted.
Politics
Feb. 16 2017 4:58 PMSee No EvilThe GOP’s terrible excuses for refusing to investigate the Flynn affair.
This Week in Trump
Feb. 15 2017 7:39 PMThis Week in Trump: Man DownThe Russia scandal claims its first casualty.
War Stories
Feb. 15 2017 6:27 PMNetanyahu Came to Washington to Hear One ThingAnd Trump, in his profound ignorance of Middle East politics, gave it to him.
The Angle
Feb. 15 2017 5:47 PMThe Angle: “Protest Is the New Tinder” EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trudeau’s Catch-22, cutesy protest signs, and James Baldwin’s legacy.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 15 2017 3:18 PM“You Weren’t Born in This Country”An alarming arrest raises concerns about the lawlessness of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
Politics
Feb. 15 2017 2:11 PMTime for Trump to Hit the Reset ButtonDump his inner circle. Focus on domestic policy. Lean on Gary Cohn.
Politics
Feb. 15 2017 8:30 AMWhy Justin Trudeau Won’t Criticize TrumpAs his honeymoon ends, the Canadian prime minister is in a tough place when it comes to confronting the country’s southern neighbor.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 20 2017 8:12 PMA Supreme Court ConundrumA federal agent standing on U.S. soil shot and killed someone across the border in Mexico. Was the shooting unconstitutional?
Interrogation
Feb. 20 2017 6:56 PMThe Intellectual Who Might Get Through to Donald TrumpLt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is known for critiquing the military’s decision-making process. Expect him to deliver blunt advice to the president, says Andrew Exum.
The Angle
Feb. 17 2017 5:17 PMThe Angle: “Careened Into Total Absurdity” EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the false promises of sanctuary cities, how social media favors the outsider, and Trump’s (latest) public humiliation.
Politics
Feb. 17 2017 3:23 PMWas Trump Warned That Flynn Misled the FBI?Flynn’s interview prompted a warning to the White House. Was Trump not told, or does he not care?
Jurisprudence
Feb. 17 2017 2:39 PMThe False Promise of Sanctuary CitiesFor many undocumented immigrants, the protections offered by left-leaning cities mean nothing at all.
The Good Fight
Feb. 17 2017 9:29 AMEnemy of the Status QuoSocial media isn’t bad or good—it favors outsiders, regardless of their aims.
War Stories
Feb. 16 2017 11:21 PMTrump’s Public HumiliationBy rejecting the national security adviser job, Robert Harward gave cover to every professional who wants to turn the president down.
The Angle
Feb. 16 2017 6:01 PMThe Angle: Everest of Deals EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s hapless Middle East dealmaking, a new front in the emoluments wars, and Reese Witherspoon’s new HBO show.
Politics
Feb. 16 2017 4:18 PMEmoluments in ChinaDid China successfully try to curry favor with Trump in order to influence “One China” policy?
Interrogation
Feb. 15 2017 6:58 PMWhat Made Michael Flynn DifferentWith his narrow experience and overt hostilities, Trump’s national security adviser was doomed to fail, says James Mann.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 15 2017 6:01 PMThis Emoluments Thing Isn’t Going AwayHow state attorneys general could take down Trump.
Politics
Feb. 15 2017 4:13 PM“Orange Is the New Whack”Can protest signs be too cute?
Politics
Feb. 15 2017 2:25 PMHate in AmericaAn updating list.
Interrogation
Feb. 15 2017 9:09 AMIs Marine Le Pen Really France’s Donald Trump?Another nationalist is in line for the presidency. Professor Cécile Alduy examines the field.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 14 2017 6:16 PMWe Need a Special Counsel to Investigate the Trump AdministrationHere’s how Congress can make it happen.

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