Before Black Lives MatterVagrancy laws plagued black Americans for decades. Then the civil rights movement happened.
Elena Kagan Is the Best Writer on the Supreme CourtHer dissent in Lockhart v. United States shows she’s also Antonin Scalia’s unlikely intellectual heir.
The Case of the CenturyThe FBI’s fight with Apple will have far-reaching implications beyond the government’s ability to snoop through an iPhone.
Got Questions About SCOTUS, Scalia, or the Law? Ask Dear Jurisprudence.Slate’s legal eagles take your questions about the court, the big nominating fight, and more.
The Human Toll of Antonin Scalia’s Time on the CourtBlacks, Latinos, and poor whites suffered because of his draconian approach to criminal punishment.
The Tragedy of Antonin ScaliaHe thought he could remove politics from the Supreme Court, but he only made things worse.
Why Liberals Loved to Hate Antonin ScaliaHe presented cruel, demeaning views in thought-provoking and stirring ways.
Obama’s Supreme Court ShortlistIt would be ridiculous for Republicans to oppose these perfectly qualified candidates.
What Made Antonin Scalia a Great WriterThe novelty of his language, his use of metaphor, and his wicked sense of humor.
Is West Virginia Going to Pass a “Get Out of Jail Free” Bill?The legislation would protect religious freedom to the extreme.
Texas’ Big LieThe laws it insists protect women’s health are actually anti-abortion. Will the Supreme Court see through the charade?
The Case for Nominating Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme CourtThe time for temperate, modest, and self-abnegating wonks is next vacancy.
The Chief Justice’s Biggest DecisionJohn Roberts can either moderate his views or let himself drift into irrelevance.
Democrats Should Hold Hearings for Obama’s Supreme Court NomineeIt doesn’t matter that Republicans won’t go.
All Your Questions About Scalia and the Fate of the Supreme Court, AnsweredIn a special Dear Jurisprudence column, Slate’s legal eagles answer your questions about the court, the big nominating fight, and more.
The Case for a Liberal ScaliaWhy President Obama should nominate a true progressive to the high court.
The Nominations We Should Care About This Campaign SeasonDahlia Lithwick discusses what this presidential election means for the Supreme Court and why we should pay more attention.
The GOP’s Supreme Court GambleBy refusing a moderate Scalia replacement now, Republicans risk getting stuck with a true liberal later.
Antonin Scalia Will Be Remembered as One of the GreatsFuture Americans will view him as one of the greatest Supreme Court justices rather than an arch-conservative.
Antonin Scalia Brought the Court to HimHis transformational tenure made originalism the rule by which every justice had to live.
Ted Cruz Won’t Prevent the Next John RobertsHe promises that his hypothetical Supreme Court nominees would never go soft. Not likely.
Are Assault Weapons Protected by the Second Amendment?The Supreme Court may finally have to rule on the right to keep and bear AR-15s.