How Trump Can Get His Muslim Ban
The administration can use the Supreme Court’s ruling to shield its decision-making from judicial review.
Goodbye, Establishment ClauseThe Supreme Court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer threatens to obliterate the divide between church and state.
“The Most Important Unknown Person in D.C.”As the Russia investigation deepens, Scott Schools has become the conscience of the DOJ.
Make This Obstruction Thing Go AwayTrump has always treated lawyers like hired help. As president, he’s finally found attorneys who refuse to do his bidding.
Who Is Jay Sekulow, and Why Is He Defending Donald Trump?How the religious right’s go-to lawyer became the president’s newest surrogate.
Where Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is FailingThese maps show how sanctuary cities are winning against federal authorities.
Dodging InsanityThe Supreme Court doesn’t know how the justice system should deal with mental illness.
Polemicists in RobesThe president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.
Can Cops Use Force With Impunity When They’ve Created an Unsafe Situation?A recent Supreme Court decision suggests they can. That’s bad for the public and for police.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Affirms the “Equal Dignity” of Mothers and FathersHer landmark decision in Sessions v. Morales-Santana bolsters constitutional protections against sex discrimination—but leaves Morales-Santana himself out in the cold.
Trump’s Tweets Must Now Be Taken SeriouslyThe 9th Circuit’s travel ban ruling declares the president’s Twitter feed is a legally binding stream of consciousness.
Trump Hands Comey a New WeaponHaving accused the former FBI director of perjury, the president now must prove it—or surrender his credibility.
The Trump Voter Fraud Agenda Is HereA law in New Hampshire is the first sign of a new era of voter suppression.
Trump’s “War on Leakers” Isn’t Really About LeakersThe president cares more about loyalty than threats to national security.
SCOTUS Splits the Travel Ban BabyThe Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t make much sense as a matter of law. That may be good for Donald Trump.
The “Pity if Something Happened to the FBI” TranscriptRead what Amicus had to say about Comey’s testimony and the legal weight of Trump’s tweets.
Clarence Thomas to the Rescue?In an otherwise awful civil rights decision, the arch-conservative signals his interest in opening the courthouse doors to more victims of state violence.
Is Michael Flynn Cooperating With the FBI?Two Democratic senators think so. How sound is their case?
Does Partisan Gerrymandering Violate the First Amendment?A pair of Supreme Court decisions about freedom of speech strengthen the plaintiffs’ argument in a blockbuster redistricting case.
What Does Trump Want From Rosenstein?A good faith effort to understand the purpose of Trump’s angry tweet.
Mueller Is Coming for TrumpThe special counsel’s expanding probe will reveal loads of dirt from the president’s financial past—making the temptation to fire him even greater.
Trump May Never Fire Robert MuellerNevertheless, the president has taught us that potentially illegal actions are still possible, so long as he wants them to happen.
Jeff Sessions’ Job InterviewThe attorney general will have one goal when he testifies before the Senate: Please the boss.
When the Nazis Come Marching InI never feared the First Amendment until white supremacists came to my hometown.
The Animus Amicus TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump.
Is Trump Trying to Lose?Three ways Monday’s bizarre tweetstorm sabotages his administration’s defense of the travel ban.