Slate Voice: “American Liar”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.
A Taxing DecisionThe Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage for the most practical of reasons.
Pneumatic FeverThe Supreme Court doesn’t want to rush into embracing new technology. But it shouldn’t crawl either.
North Carolina’s Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck DownA conservative judge sticks up for medical ethics and the First Amendment.
We Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
The Doomed Sandy Hook LawsuitA sweeping federal gun law could prevent the parents of the school shooting’s victims from ever getting justice.
Grand Juries Should Be AbolishedThe secrecy, lack of oversight, and disregard for the rules of evidence do not serve justice.
The Justice Department’s Next MoveDarren Wilson is a small fish. DOJ should go after the whole pond.
The Independent Grand Jury That Wasn’tThe Ferguson prosecutor’s bizarre, self-justifying press conference revealed his own influence.
The University of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape ProblemThe confidential sexual assault investigation system has failed.
Sacrifices to the Second AmendmentAccording to the NRA’s logic, the first victims of a mass shooting are merely an alarm for others to respond.
The Obama JusticesSonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan represent conflicting styles of liberalism—or are they complementary?
Federalist Rolling PapersTwo states’ rights advocates are pursuing a silly lawsuit to the Supreme Court that could undermine states’ rights.
The Supreme Court Ignores the Lessons of FergusonAs the rest of the country worries about police overreach, the justices give cops yet more latitude.
Devil’s AdvocatesThanks to conservative Supreme Court rulings, the government must support the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Satanic Temple.