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.
Texas’ Big LieThe laws it insists protect women’s health are actually anti-abortion. Will the Supreme Court see through the charade?
The Case for Nominating Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme CourtThe time for temperate, modest, and self-abnegating wonks is next vacancy.
The Chief Justice’s Biggest DecisionJohn Roberts can either moderate his views or let himself drift into irrelevance.
Democrats Should Hold Hearings for Obama’s Supreme Court NomineeIt doesn’t matter that Republicans won’t go.
All Your Questions About Scalia and the Fate of the Supreme Court, AnsweredIn a special Dear Jurisprudence column, Slate’s legal eagles answer your questions about the court, the big nominating fight, and more.
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.
The Conservative Era Is OverAntonin Scalia’s death has already changed the way the Supreme Court—and conservative litigants—do business.
Before Black Lives MatterVagrancy laws plagued black Americans for decades. Then the civil rights movement happened.
Elena Kagan Is the Best Writer on the Supreme CourtHer dissent in Lockhart v. United States shows she’s also Antonin Scalia’s unlikely intellectual heir.
The Case of the CenturyThe FBI’s fight with Apple will have far-reaching implications beyond the government’s ability to snoop through an iPhone.
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