The Supreme Court’s First Amendment CowardiceThey should have overturned a ruling that bars gruesome abortion photos. Instead, they ducked.
Endangering the HerdThe case for suing parents who don’t vaccinate their kids—or criminally charging them.
All Corporations Go to HeavenThe Supreme Court will soon decide if CEOs can impose their religious convictions on the people who work for them.
Obama Can Fix the Race Gap in Sentencing LawA stroke of the pen can undo vast racial disparities in criminal sentences.
What’s the Matter With North Carolina?The state went from beacon of tolerance to bastion of voter suppression in a month.
Secrets and Scoops, Part 2Posner vs. Bazelon on the court ruling compelling writer James Risen to testify against his alleged source.
This Is Vengeance, Not JusticeAllowing the government to charge Bradley Manning with “aiding the enemy” is a dangerous precedent.
Why It Was Too Easy for George Zimmerman to Get Off for Self-DefenseThe problem isn’t Stand Your Ground. It’s who has to prove what.
The Double Secret Danger in the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action RulingWill only elite wealthy colleges end up with racial diversity?
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Friends Should Not Spend 25 Years in PrisonThey’re collateral damage in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Not-Quite-So-Mandatory MinimumsEric Holder’s plan to lower sentences for drug offenders isn’t ambitious enough.
Ken Cuccinelli’s Sodomy ObsessionThe frightening legal implications of the Virginia politician’s crusade against oral and anal sex.
Chris Christie’s Legal Position on Gay Marriage Is Pure NonsenseThe New Jersey governor’s court brief reads like a bad student paper.
Samuel Alito Will Save America’s PrivacyA lower court’s ruling on warrantless cellphone searches is doomed at the Supreme Court—thanks to Justice Alito.
The Case of the Moldy Washing MachinesThe laundry litigation that could determine the future of class-action lawsuits.
Harder TimeWhy are the federal prison beds for women in the Northeast going to men—while the women get shipped to Alabama?
The Fascinating Vampire Squids of LawHow rumors of the demise of Big Law keep getting grossly exaggerated.
Virginia Is CorruptIt’s shocking what Gov. McDonnell and attorney general Cuccinelli get away with, thanks to the state’s lax ethics laws.
The Eye of Sauron Is the Modern Surveillance StateTolkien, not Orwell, understood today’s spying best.
Emily Bazelon Assures Stephen Colbert His Marriage Is SafeWatch Slate’s legal correspondent explain the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions.