Last Night in ArkansasWhat it was like waiting for death with one of the four men executed by the state in April.
North Carolina’s “Monster” Voter-Suppression Law Is DeadIt may have been too overtly racist for the Supreme Court. But don’t think the battle is over.
Rod Rosenstein Is a Cautionary TaleThose who serve Donald Trump are abused and betrayed by Donald Trump.
Where Is Jeff Sessions?We know a lot about the machinations behind James Comey’s firing. We still have no idea what role the attorney general played.
Trump Poisons His Own LawsThe latest oral arguments over the administration’s travel ban show how the president’s words and intentions taint his agenda and the lawyers who defend it.
Slayer of Ted Cruz, Defender of JusticeOn Monday, Sally Yates walked out of an Aaron Sorkin script and into liberals’ hearts.
The Legend of Sally YatesWith a singular act of defiance, the former acting attorney general became a liberal hero. But does she deserve it?
Discrimination Is Not De FactoA new book takes issue with the prevailing view that we can’t understand what causes segregation.
The Neutral Expert TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about McWilliams v. Dunn and capital punishment trials.
Will Fair Housing Stay Fair?The Supreme Court’s ruling in Bank of America v. Miami strengthened the Fair Housing Act—for now.
Common High Court GroundThe Supreme Court is looking for cases to curb abusive law enforcement seizures.
Weed-Whacking at the DOJCongress needs to stop Sessions from prosecuting growers in states where marijuana is legal.
The Left’s New Darling Is Philadelphia’s Next District AttorneyProgressives believe Larry Krasner can help fix mass incarceration and hold police accountable. That may be too optimistic.
Bad Faith? What’s That?The Justice Department’s attempts to wish away Donald Trump’s Muslim ban statements are not working.
How the President Obstructed JusticeWhy legal scholar Laurence Tribe believes Trump committed impeachable offenses in his firing of James Comey.
Rod Rosenstein Is Being UsedTrump needed a man of integrity to justify James Comey’s firing. He found one in the deputy attorney general.
The Only Constitutional Right That MattersConservative judges want to protect domestic abusers’ right to bear arms. Why don’t they care about protecting the right to vote?
Lawyers to the Rescue!Trump’s religious liberty executive order reads like it was lawyered to death.
The Man Who Could Stop Jeff SessionsWill Rod Rosenstein serve as a check on the attorney general, or will he tolerate his boss’s unabashed cheerleading for Trump?
What Obama’s Former Ethics Counsel Thinks of TrumpSpoiler: He thinks Trump’s actions are illegal, and he’s suing him.
Can the Death Penalty Ever Be Implemented Justly?A dialogue on the constitutionality—and justice—of executions.
Trump Can’t Win His Battle Against the JudgesTry as he might to change the rules, his protests only fuel the fire.
Sex and Hate in the Mountain StateThe West Virginia Supreme Court debates whether an anti-gay hate crime is really a hate crime.