Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand How Crime WorksIn his first major speech as attorney general, Trump’s man at the Justice Department showed he values ideology over knowledge.
In Defense of Kellyanne ConwayThe misconduct complaint against Trump’s adviser is dangerously misguided.
Docs vs. Glocks Shows the Threat to Free Speech Is the Pro-Gun RightFlorida Republicans argue that the Second Amendment trumps the First Amendment. They’re wrong.
The Enabler in ChiefThe White House counsel is supposed to rein in the president’s worst impulses. That’s not Don McGahn’s style.
Is ICE Out of Control?Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.
We Need a Special Counsel to Investigate the Trump AdministrationHere’s how Congress can make it happen.
Why Trump Has Declared War on the JudiciaryHe’s making things awkward for his SCOTUS nominee and hurting his chances in court. What’s his endgame?
Solitary Confinement Is a Great American ShameA new court ruling takes important steps to rein in inhumane incarceration. Will the Supreme Court be next?
“We Should Stand on the Right Side of the Law and the Right Side of History”Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring explains why his state joined the legal fight against Trump’s executive order.
The Silencing of Coretta Scott KingOn Tuesday night, Elizabeth Warren was told to pipe down. But it was King’s words that the Senate refused to hear.
“I Just Don’t Believe I’m in New York”The Jeran family’s journey from Yemen to Djibouti to the United States shows the cruelty and pointlessness of Trump’s immigration ban.
Anthony Kennedy Is Not StupidHe’s not going to step down just because one decent conservative judge was nominated to the Supreme Court.
Why Judge Robart Blocked the Muslim BanThere’s no constitutional way to implement an unconstitutional order.
Schrödinger’s Immigration BanThe Trump administration’s nonsensical claim that its executive order both does and does not exist.
Should the President Get to Pick Supreme Court Justices?A dialogue on Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch, and what should disqualify a judge from the bench.
Justice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal InjectionIn a striking dissent, the justice slams the “horrifying deaths” that result from “our most cruel experiment yet.”
A Supreme Court ConundrumA federal agent standing on U.S. soil shot and killed someone across the border in Mexico. Was the shooting unconstitutional?
The False Promise of Sanctuary CitiesFor many undocumented immigrants, the protections offered by left-leaning cities mean nothing at all.
“You Weren’t Born in This Country”An alarming arrest raises concerns about the lawlessness of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
A Good AmericanHow Trump’s immigration ban explicitly smears Muslims as being potentially hostile to the Constitution.
See You in Court … MaybeThe Department of Justice has four options to salvage Trump’s immigration ban. Only one makes sense.
Thank the “Deep State” for Quashing Trump’s Torture PlansLongtime professionals in the Defense Department and CIA know torture doesn’t work, and they pushed back.
Trump Said He Wanted a Muslim BanWill the courts use the president's own statements to declare his executive order unconstitutional?
“Just Following Orders”Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration ban.
Checks? Never Heard of Them. Balances? Forget About It.Donald Trump’s unnerving belief that the judiciary’s purpose is to stay out of his way.
Is a Constitutional Crisis LoomingRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about the constitutional and human costs of Trump’s Muslim ban.
DisorderThe president is violating the court orders against his Muslim ban. Here’s how he’s getting away with it.