Dodging InsanityThe Supreme Court doesn’t know how the justice system should deal with mental illness.
Polemicists in RobesThe president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.
Can Cops Use Force With Impunity When They’ve Created an Unsafe Situation?A recent Supreme Court decision suggests they can. That’s bad for the public and for police.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Affirms the “Equal Dignity” of Mothers and FathersHer landmark decision in Sessions v. Morales-Santana bolsters constitutional protections against sex discrimination—but leaves Morales-Santana himself out in the cold.
Trump’s Tweets Must Now Be Taken SeriouslyThe 9th Circuit’s travel ban ruling declares the president’s Twitter feed is a legally binding stream of consciousness.
Trump Hands Comey a New WeaponHaving accused the former FBI director of perjury, the president now must prove it—or surrender his credibility.
The Trump Voter Fraud Agenda Is HereA law in New Hampshire is the first sign of a new era of voter suppression.
Trump’s “War on Leakers” Isn’t Really About LeakersThe president cares more about loyalty than threats to national security.
With Every Tweet, Trump Turns His DOJ Into More of a MockeryHow the president is losing his travel ban case every time he tweets about his travel ban.
Keeping Up With the JudiciarySlate’s Dahlia Lithwick says she’s had to quicken her pace to cover the courts under Trump.
The Next Ginsburg and Scalia?Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito look like they’re becoming the best of frenemies.
Is Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?The Supreme Court’s swing voter will decide the future of American elections.
What Does Trump Want From Rosenstein?A good faith effort to understand the purpose of Trump’s angry tweet.
Mueller Is Coming for TrumpThe special counsel’s expanding probe will reveal loads of dirt from the president’s financial past—making the temptation to fire him even greater.
Trump May Never Fire Robert MuellerNevertheless, the president has taught us that potentially illegal actions are still possible, so long as he wants them to happen.
Jeff Sessions’ Job InterviewThe attorney general will have one goal when he testifies before the Senate: Please the boss.
When the Nazis Come Marching InI never feared the First Amendment until white supremacists came to my hometown.
The Animus Amicus TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump.
Is Trump Trying to Lose?Three ways Monday’s bizarre tweetstorm sabotages his administration’s defense of the travel ban.
Clarence Thomas’ Out-of-Left-Field Blow to GerrymanderingRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Cooper v. Harris.
Obama’s Civil Rights Legacy Is CrumblingThe Trump administration is dismantling its predecessor’s moves to protect women, minorities, the poor, and LGBTQ people.
Will He or Won’t He?How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency.
Constitutional Crisis of ComedyDonald Trump’s defenders say his apparent obstruction of justice was a joke. Comedians don’t get it.
Clarence Thomas Joins Liberals, Shocks WorldA strange Supreme Court alliance just struck a blow against racial gerrymandering in the United States.