A Legacy LitigatedPresident Obama better get his judges appointed. Because his legacy will be decided in the courts.
It’s About Disclosure, StupidThe larger failing behind the terrible IRS treatment of Tea Party groups.
Read Dahlia Lithwick's Award-Winning Supreme Court CoverageSlate brings home a National Magazine Award for columns and commentary.
In Honor of Kim KardashianTips from the nation’s top divorce lawyers on when, where, and how to split.
What If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Decides Not to Talk?The police should be able to use all civilized means to make him—as the Fifth Amendment should allow.
How Much Civil Liberty Should We Give Up?Not much. The truth is it doesn’t appear that greater powers would have helped the authorities stop the Boston bombing.
Are Your Genes Patented?The Supreme Court is about to hear a big case about whether they can be. How has this issue affected you?
The Sexual Fetish of Gay Marriage OpponentsDefenders of DOMA and Proposition 8 say marriage isn’t about love or parenting. It’s about coitus.
Stop Hating on the IRSPeople are attacking the IRS from the left and right. Actually it does as good a job chasing tax cheats as we let it.
Obama’s War on JournalistsHis administration’s leak investigations are outrageous and unprecedented.
Backlash WhiplashIs Justice Ginsburg right that Roe v. Wade should make the court cautious about gay marriage?
Sandra Day LateRetired Justice O’Connor regrets the Supreme Court’s lurch to the right. So why didn’t she stay and prevent it?
Of Course Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Not an Enemy CombatantJohn McCain and Lindsey Graham’s ludicrous, harmful campaign to get him declared one.
Why Should I Care That No One’s Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights?When the law gets bent out of shape for him, it’s easier to bend out of shape for the rest of us.
Married in New York but Not in TexasWhich states will let gay couples divorce if the Defense of Marriage Act is struck down? How will federal benefits work? A handy map.
The Politics of PrudeIf you liked Bush’s war on science, you’ll love Obama’s cowardice on emergency contraception.
Can Arizona Make You Show Your Birth Certificate to Vote?The state’s voter ID requirement goes to the Supreme Court on Monday.