“No One Can Breathe in This Atmosphere”Everyone should read Justice Sonia Sotomayor on how police stops are life-and-death experiences for people of color.
Diversity Is Not EquityThe Supreme Court’s Fisher decision is a victory for affirmative action. But has the war on resegregation already been lost?
Nazi Roots, EU Violations, and Mass ShootingsMeet the shady gun manufacturer whose rifle killed 49 people in Orlando.
The Second Amendment HoaxHow the NRA and conservatives have perverted the meaning of the right to bear arms.
Justice for NoneThe Stanford rape case demonstrates liberal hypocrisy on issues of basic fairness in the criminal justice system.
Trump’s Attack on Judge Curiel Is Not Only RacistIt threatens an independent judiciary, which aligns perfectly with what the GOP has done for years.
The Supreme Court Is Bored Out of Its MindThe eight justices are getting surly and listless while they wait for a ninth member.
How Prosecutors Get Rid of Black JurorsThe ugly practice that was exposed by the Supreme Court in the 1980s is still pervasive.
Sore LosersSamuel Alito and Clarence Thomas are still trying to keep juvenile offenders behind bars for life.
Peremptory PrejudiceRacism still infects jury challenges, even if most aren’t as blatant as these awful Georgia prosecutors.
Still No AnswersJamycheal Mitchell’s death in a Virginia jail cell still hasn’t been explained. It should be a national scandal.
Which Candidate Is the Best Sweet Talker? Slate’s Political Gabfest performs a parody of what a contested convention would have looked like—using candy bars!
The Supreme Court’s Surprising, Tumultuous TermRead what Slate’s court watchers had to say about this session’s decisions on abortion, immigration, affirmative action, and more.
Hillary Clinton and the Espionage ActThe email scandal reveals everything that’s wrong with the outdated legislation used to prosecute spies and whistleblowers.
Donald’s Gun GaffeHow Trump accidentally exposed the longtime NRA fantasy of “a good guy with a gun.”
Don’t Tie Gun Control to the Terrorist Watch ListHillary Clinton and Barack Obama are wrong on this one.
The Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Puerto Rican SovereigntyAnd hints at an even bigger constitutional battle to come.
The Supreme Court Needs to Settle Birthright CitizenshipAn injustice in American Samoa shows how SCOTUS can end this controversy.
When Muhammad Ali Took on AmericaWhat the boxer–turned–conscientious objector won in his Supreme Court fight over the Vietnam War, and what he lost.
Peter Thiel Is Wrong About the First AmendmentBut that doesn’t mean he should be barred from financing Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit.
“Our Textbooks Do Not Teach About Agenda 21”This person nearly controlled Texas education policy. That is terrifying.
Facebook’s Trending Topics Are None of the Senate’s BusinessWhat is Sen. John Thune doing trying to conduct oversight over the First Amendment?
The Supreme Court Is Not Doing Its JobDon’t let the elegant posturing of the eight justices fool you.
There’s No Separating the Death Penalty and RaceThe only way to get rid of racial bias in death penalty cases is to get rid of the death penalty.