The Supreme Court Is Not Doing Its JobDon’t let the elegant posturing of the eight justices fool you.
There’s No Separating the Death Penalty and RaceThe only way to get rid of racial bias in death penalty cases is to get rid of the death penalty.
Obama’s Iran-ContraThe president is spending money that Congress has explicitly told him he can’t spend.
A Day With Ken HamThe Creation Museum is open to public school field trips, and the museum’s founder has some thoughts on separation of church and state.
America’s Cash Bail System Is a DisgraceLegendary music executive Jason Flom explains how to get rid of it.
More Than Immigration at the High CourtThe Supreme Court’s look at Obama’s executive action perfectly explains the Merrick Garland fight.
Chuck Grassley’s Supreme Court CoupThe Senate judiciary chairman just took a torch to the high court for the sake of partisanship.
Alabama’s Death Penalty Needs to GoIn light of the Supreme Court’s ruling against judicial override in Florida, one state remains where judges alone can decide life or death.
The Top Five Supreme Court Nomination MythsIf you think the court hasn’t always been a political place, you’re wrong.
The Real Danger of Guns in SchoolsGeorgia’s new campus-carry bill is a threat to the state’s higher-learning institutions, gun violence aside.
Ideological ImbalanceWhy Democrats usually pick moderate-liberal justices and Republicans usually pick conservative ones.
Still No AnswersJamycheal Mitchell’s death in a Virginia jail cell still hasn’t been explained. It should be a national scandal.
Which Candidate Is the Best Sweet Talker? Slate’s Political Gabfest performs a parody of what a contested convention would have looked like—using candy bars!
The Stingers Get StungOne California judge just sent a seething message to police who illegally target gay men in sting operations.
Repeated ViolationsBYU is violating the spirit of Title IX, harming sexual assault survivors, and making rape more likely with its absurd honor code enforcement.
John Roberts Under AttackThe chief justice continues to be blamed for Merrick Garland not getting a Senate hearing.
The Contraception CompromiseReligious objectors may finally be backing down from their Obamacare challenge. Here’s why.
For ShameThe criminal justice system encourages prosecutors to get guilty verdicts by any means necessary—and to stand by even the most questionable convictions. Can one crusading court stop the lying and cheating?
The Reverse BartlebyA modest proposal for how Merrick Garland can outfox Republican obstructionists.
Zubik v. BurwellThe latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate could have wide-ranging impacts.
Privacy vs. PressThe Hulk Hogan case could force the Supreme Court to finally draw the line between press freedom and privacy. The press might not like it.
Merrick Garland Would Shift the Court Decisively LeftwardIt’s why Republicans are vowing to block him.
Merrick Garland Is Being Smeared as an Anti-Gun NutConservatives are trying to paint him as a warrior against the Second Amendment. They have no evidence for that whatsoever.
Big-Government RepublicansThe GOP’s latest attempt to ban abortion shows the party’s limited government rhetoric is a fraud.