How to Defeat CalhounThe legal strategy for forcing Yale to change the name of its racist-honoring residential college.
Help Him Help YouThe best way for at-risk Republican senators to distance themselves from Donald Trump is to call for hearings for Merrick Garland.
“Second Amendment People” SolutionsTrump’s Clinton “joke” was no coincidence. The GOP espouses a right to bear arms whose logical conclusion is political assassination.
Voting Rights on the MarchLower courts are emboldened by a 4–4 split and the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling to strike down specious voting laws.
Justices IgnoredThe Supreme Court is the most important issue of the election for Republicans. So they’re not talking about it.
The Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About ElectionsThe restrictions remind judges to aspire to be apolitical.
Punished for Being PoorThe Virginia scheme that suspends the driver’s license of anyone who can’t pay trivial fines.
“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.
Leavenworth’s SpygateA private prison facility in Kansas was spying on constitutionally protected attorney-client conversations.
Will the Court Revisit Shelby County?It doesn’t seem likely the Supreme Court will overturn its disastrous Voting Rights Act ruling, even if there’s a new liberal on the bench.
The Voting Rights Act Might Get Some Teeth BackThanks to an appeals ruling, Texas’ discriminatory voting laws could end up under federal oversight.
What It’s Like to Win a Landmark Abortion Rights Case at the Supreme CourtWhole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller talks about the stigma surrounding unplanned pregnancy and abortion after Hellerstedt.
The RNC Will Be a First Amendment DisasterThe rights of protesters on both sides have not been protected.
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.