This Is Vengeance, Not JusticeAllowing the government to charge Bradley Manning with “aiding the enemy” is a dangerous precedent.
Why It Was Too Easy for George Zimmerman to Get Off for Self-DefenseThe problem isn’t Stand Your Ground. It’s who has to prove what.
The Double Secret Danger in the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action RulingWill only elite wealthy colleges end up with racial diversity?
Evolve With MeToday’s gay marriage rulings are about amazing—and utterly rational—historical change.
Goodbye to the Crown Jewel of the Civil Rights MovementPeople died to pass Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, but that didn’t save it at the Supreme Court.
The Next Affirmative Action?The Supreme Court just made it harder for universities to defend race-based affirmative action. Will they try using class instead?
The Eye of Sauron Is the Modern Surveillance StateTolkien, not Orwell, understood today’s spying best.
Emily Bazelon Assures Stephen Colbert His Marriage Is SafeWatch Slate’s legal correspondent explain the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions.
Mary Bonauto, Gay Marriage HeroOn this historic day, the legal architect of the DOMA repeal should not be forgotten.
Scalia the MullahThe justice’s misunderstanding of morality, and how it leads him astray in cases about homosexuality.
You Don’t Have the Right to Remain SilentThe Supreme Court’s terrible—and dangerous—ruling this week on the Fifth Amendment.
Clarence Thomas, LiberalIn the strange world of the Supreme Court, sometimes being an archconservative can turn you into a liberal.
This Time, Scalia Doesn’t Want to See Your PapersThe Supreme Court declares Arizona’s voter registration law unconstitutional.
Patently UnfairThe Supreme Court won’t let the biotech industry own nature—which is good for you and me.
What Is Anthony Kennedy Thinking?Why the Supreme Court justice might decide we’ve been thinking about gay marriage all wrong.
Fatal KnowledgeWhy the jury in the George Zimmerman trial should be able to live at home and read what they want.