Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence
June 19 2017 5:13 PMDodging InsanityThe Supreme Court doesn’t know how the justice system should deal with mental illness.
June 15 2017 7:42 PMPolemicists in RobesThe president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.
June 15 2017 7:00 AMCan 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.
June 13 2017 8:56 PMSessions Sticks to His FictionWhy the attorney general is still lying about James Comey's firing.
June 13 2017 12:54 PMRuth 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.
June 12 2017 6:36 PMTrump’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.
June 9 2017 5:36 PMTrump Hands Comey a New WeaponHaving accused the former FBI director of perjury, the president now must prove it—or surrender his credibility.
June 7 2017 5:55 PMThe Trump Voter Fraud Agenda Is HereA law in New Hampshire is the first sign of a new era of voter suppression.
June 6 2017 1:58 PMTrump’s “War on Leakers” Isn’t Really About LeakersThe president cares more about loyalty than threats to national security.
June 5 2017 12:45 PMWith 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.
May 31 2017 10:10 AMKeeping Up With the JudiciarySlate’s Dahlia Lithwick says she’s had to quicken her pace to cover the courts under Trump.
May 30 2017 5:44 AMThe Next Ginsburg and Scalia?Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito look like they’re becoming the best of frenemies.
May 25 2017 1:20 PMAlternative EvidenceA dialogue on how the law will handle a world of alternative facts.
May 23 2017 5:10 PMIs Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?The Supreme Court’s swing voter will decide the future of American elections.
May 22 2017 6:23 PMRecuse Yourself, Rod RosensteinThe deputy attorney general should join his boss, Jeff Sessions, in stepping aside from the Russia investigation.
June 16 2017 7:21 PMWhat Does Trump Want From Rosenstein?A good faith effort to understand the purpose of Trump’s angry tweet.
June 15 2017 7:01 PMMueller 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.
June 14 2017 6:48 PMDonald Trump Is Now Facing Three Emoluments LawsuitsWill any of them succeed?
June 13 2017 3:38 PMTrump 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.
June 13 2017 10:50 AMJeff Sessions’ Job InterviewThe attorney general will have one goal when he testifies before the Senate: Please the boss.
June 9 2017 5:53 PMDid Donald Trump Just Defame James Comey?He might have. But the remedy is unclear.
June 7 2017 10:43 PMWhen the Nazis Come Marching InI never feared the First Amendment until white supremacists came to my hometown.
June 7 2017 1:33 PMThe Animus Amicus TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump.
June 6 2017 12:54 PMIs Trump Trying to Lose?Three ways Monday’s bizarre tweetstorm sabotages his administration’s defense of the travel ban.
June 1 2017 10:43 AMClarence Thomas’ Out-of-Left-Field Blow to GerrymanderingRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Cooper v. Harris.
May 30 2017 5:03 PMObama’s Civil Rights Legacy Is CrumblingThe Trump administration is dismantling its predecessor’s moves to protect women, minorities, the poor, and LGBTQ people.
May 26 2017 3:19 PMWill He or Won’t He?How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency.
May 25 2017 12:52 PMConstitutional Crisis of ComedyDonald Trump’s defenders say his apparent obstruction of justice was a joke. Comedians don’t get it.
May 22 2017 6:28 PMClarence Thomas Joins Liberals, Shocks WorldA strange Supreme Court alliance just struck a blow against racial gerrymandering in the United States.
May 19 2017 6:43 PMLast Night in ArkansasWhat it was like waiting for death with one of the four men executed by the state in April.

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