Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence
Oct. 27 2017 5:39 PMScott Lloyd Must Be StoppedA Trump administration official may have broken the law in blocking undocumented minors’ access to abortion. Will he face any consequences?
Oct. 24 2017 1:08 PMThe Trump Administration Gets ReligionIn denying an undocumented immigrant an abortion, the federal government is making a theological argument rather than a legal one.
Oct. 23 2017 6:53 PMA Vision of Our Post-Roe FutureThe government’s ban on abortions for undocumented minors is a preview of an America with one more conservative Supreme Court justice.
Oct. 23 2017 5:55 AMObstruction of Justice TimelineThe case against Donald Trump.
Oct. 20 2017 4:17 PMRoe v. the D.C. CircuitAn appeals court ponders whether the Trump administration can force an undocumented immigrant to carry her unwanted pregnancy to term.
Oct. 19 2017 6:32 PMTrump’s Dred ScottIn a case about the abortion rights of undocumented minors, the Department of Justice evokes the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.
Oct. 18 2017 7:02 PMWould $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?A delicious hypothetical at oral arguments in an anti-Trump lawsuit.
Oct. 18 2017 2:12 PMJudges vs. BureaucratsWho should defer to whom?
Oct. 17 2017 7:02 PMWho’s to Blame for America’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare?The Supreme Court, for one.
Oct. 13 2017 1:08 PMTwo Guns Per PersonA simple, constitutional proposal that protects both Americans’ lives and liberty.
Oct. 11 2017 6:57 PMThey Had the Goods on HimManhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance needs a better explanation for why he didn’t charge Harvey Weinstein.
Oct. 10 2017 5:53 PMAn Even More Insidious Kind of GerrymanderingIn North Carolina, Republicans want to use redistricting to kick Democrats off the courts.
Oct. 9 2017 7:30 AMUnimaginable CrueltyPresident Trump stripped thousands of young people the opportunity to flee gang violence and rejoin family in the United States.
Oct. 5 2017 6:27 PMThe Civil Rights AxUnder Trump and Sessions, the Department of Justice has recast itself as LGBTQ Americans’ staunchest opponent.
Oct. 4 2017 5:21 PMThe Justices Have Questions About How to Fix Partisan GerrymanderingHere’s everything they need to know.
Oct. 25 2017 6:02 PMThe Democrats’ Next Supreme Court NomineeMeet Patricia Millett, the hero of the Jane Doe abortion case and a worthy successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Oct. 23 2017 10:00 PMWhen Race Tips the Scales in Plea BargainingNew research finds that prosecutors give white defendants better deals than black defendants.
Oct. 23 2017 6:52 PMThey Have Lawsuits, You Have MoneyA new way to support legal challenges in the Trump era: crowdfunding.
Oct. 21 2017 10:00 AMHow Donald Trump Is Filling the Numerous Vacancies on the Federal BenchRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked Kristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Oct. 20 2017 1:14 PMSame Rules ApplyHow a favorite conservative weapon during the Obama era should be used to block Trump’s contraception mandate rewrite.
Oct. 19 2017 1:41 PMA “Momentous” Supreme Court Term?Read what the ACLU’s national legal director told Slate’s Amicus podcast about the high court’s fall term.
Oct. 18 2017 5:06 PMFeud: Elena and NeilWhy rumors of a Gorsuch–Kagan clash at the Supreme Court are such a bombshell.
Oct. 17 2017 10:45 PMCan You Bring a Gun to a Protest?An obscure and centuries-old law is allowing some municipalities to answer that question with a resounding “no.”
Oct. 13 2017 6:32 PMThe Obtuse SaboteurTrump’s plan to kill Obamacare isn’t just reckless—it’s illegal, and likely to fail in the courts.
Oct. 12 2017 5:49 PMLawyers vs. White SupremacistsCan the organizers of the Unite the Right rally be held responsible for the violence in Charlottesville?
Oct. 10 2017 6:57 PMBut Their EmailsDo Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private email accounts violate the Presidential Records Act?
Oct. 9 2017 11:00 AMCompelled AssociationIf the Supreme Court thinks nonmembers can’t be compelled to pay union fees, then unions can’t be compelled to represent nonmembers.
Oct. 6 2017 5:44 PMOur Bodies, Their ChoiceThe Trump administration just gave religious employers the right to control female workers’ reproductive health.
Oct. 5 2017 5:12 PMBloody HellerThe Supreme Court created a gun rights crisis it’s unwilling to solve.
Oct. 4 2017 4:00 PMPartisan Gerrymandering Got the Sotomayor TreatmentThe justice has a knack for crafting simple, devastating questions. She was at her best in Gill v. Whitford.

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