Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence
Jan. 27 2015 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “American Liar”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.
Jan. 22 2015 9:07 AMA Taxing DecisionThe Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage for the most practical of reasons.
Jan. 16 2015 3:30 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?An insuppressibly exuberant reading list from Mark Joseph Stern.
Jan. 6 2015 6:07 PMPneumatic FeverThe Supreme Court doesn’t want to rush into embracing new technology. But it shouldn’t crawl either.
Dec. 29 2014 1:32 PMThe 10 Worst Civil Liberties Violations of 2014It’s been an exceptionally awful year.
Dec. 22 2014 3:11 PMNorth Carolina’s Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck DownA conservative judge sticks up for medical ethics and the First Amendment.
Dec. 18 2014 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Dec. 16 2014 5:21 PMThe Doomed Sandy Hook LawsuitA sweeping federal gun law could prevent the parents of the school shooting’s victims from ever getting justice.
Dec. 9 2014 8:13 AMGrand Juries Should Be AbolishedThe secrecy, lack of oversight, and disregard for the rules of evidence do not serve justice.
Dec. 5 2014 12:58 PMGreek GangsStates should treat rogue fraternities as criminal organizations and seize their assets.
Nov. 26 2014 5:20 PMThe Justice Department’s Next MoveDarren Wilson is a small fish. DOJ should go after the whole pond.
Nov. 25 2014 11:17 AMThe Independent Grand Jury That Wasn’tThe Ferguson prosecutor’s bizarre, self-justifying press conference revealed his own influence.
Nov. 24 2014 5:42 PMThe University of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape ProblemThe confidential sexual assault investigation system has failed. 
Nov. 20 2014 3:00 PMSacrifices to the Second AmendmentAccording to the NRA’s logic, the first victims of a mass shooting are merely an alarm for others to respond.
Nov. 19 2014 1:55 PMMassive Failures of JusticeWhy Texas is about to execute a profoundly mentally ill man.
Jan. 23 2015 10:52 AMTexas Used Junk Science to Restrict AbortionThe state’s experts lied—and they got caught.
Jan. 20 2015 11:51 AMAmerican LiarWhy Jesse Ventura is likely to collect millions from Chris Kyle’s American Sniper.
Jan. 13 2015 12:08 PMThe Obama JusticesSonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan represent conflicting styles of liberalism—or are they complementary?
Dec. 30 2014 11:49 AMFederalist Rolling PapersTwo states’ rights advocates are pursuing a silly lawsuit to the Supreme Court that could undermine states’ rights.
Dec. 23 2014 12:09 PMProtest Is Democracy at WorkWe should be grateful for people who take to the streets. 
Dec. 22 2014 10:49 AMDomestic Violence Is ViolenceMass killers often start by stalking or assaulting women.
Dec. 17 2014 8:00 AMThe Price of DeathWhy capital punishment cases are in steep decline, even in Texas.
Dec. 16 2014 2:51 PMThe Supreme Court Ignores the Lessons of FergusonAs the rest of the country worries about police overreach, the justices give cops yet more latitude. 
Dec. 8 2014 4:54 PMThis Case Cries Out for DisclosureWhat were grand jurors told about Eric Garner’s death?
Dec. 4 2014 11:48 PMAre Parents Obliged to Pay for College?Strangely, it may depend on whether they’re divorced.
Nov. 26 2014 4:35 PMShadow TrialProsecutors in Ferguson violated our right to an open criminal justice system.
Nov. 24 2014 11:43 PMDevil’s AdvocatesThanks to conservative Supreme Court rulings, the government must support the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Satanic Temple.
Nov. 20 2014 8:48 PMIt’s LegalThe underpinnings of the president’s immigration plan are anything but radical.
Nov. 20 2014 1:01 PMObama’s Immigration Plan Is Perfectly ConstitutionalIt’s a routine exercise of presidential power.
Nov. 18 2014 3:07 PMFairness in FergusonThe grand jury system is corrupt, and the Darren Wilson case shows how to fix it.

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