Roe v. the D.C. Circuit
An appeals court ponders whether the Trump administration can force an undocumented immigrant to carry her unwanted pregnancy to term.
How Donald Trump Is Filling the Numerous Vacancies on the Federal BenchRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked Kristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Trump’s Dred ScottIn a case about the abortion rights of undocumented minors, the Department of Justice evokes the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.
Would $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?A delicious hypothetical at oral arguments in an anti-Trump lawsuit.
Two Guns Per PersonA simple, constitutional proposal that protects both Americans’ lives and liberty.
They Had the Goods on HimManhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance needs a better explanation for why he didn’t charge Harvey Weinstein.
An Even More Insidious Kind of GerrymanderingIn North Carolina, Republicans want to use redistricting to kick Democrats off the courts.
Unimaginable CrueltyPresident Trump stripped thousands of young people the opportunity to flee gang violence and rejoin family in the United States.
The Civil Rights AxUnder Trump and Sessions, the Department of Justice has recast itself as LGBTQ Americans’ staunchest opponent.
The Justices Have Questions About How to Fix Partisan GerrymanderingHere’s everything they need to know.
Sessions the CensorThe attorney general says he values free speech. In 1996, he tried to stop LGBTQ students from meeting at a public university.
The Eggshell Attorney GeneralJeff Sessions wants a First Amendment that celebrates robust criticism of everyone but himself.
Same Rules ApplyHow a favorite conservative weapon during the Obama era should be used to block Trump’s contraception mandate rewrite.
A “Momentous” Supreme Court Term?Read what the ACLU’s national legal director told Slate’s Amicus podcast about the high court’s fall term.
Can You Bring a Gun to a Protest?An obscure and centuries-old law is allowing some municipalities to answer that question with a resounding “no.”
The Obtuse SaboteurTrump’s plan to kill Obamacare isn’t just reckless—it’s illegal, and likely to fail in the courts.
Lawyers vs. White SupremacistsCan the organizers of the Unite the Right rally be held responsible for the violence in Charlottesville?
But Their EmailsDo Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private email accounts violate the Presidential Records Act?
Compelled AssociationIf the Supreme Court thinks nonmembers can’t be compelled to pay union fees, then unions can’t be compelled to represent nonmembers.
Our Bodies, Their ChoiceThe Trump administration just gave religious employers the right to control female workers’ reproductive health.
Partisan Gerrymandering Got the Sotomayor TreatmentThe justice has a knack for crafting simple, devastating questions. She was at her best in Gill v. Whitford.
The Perfect Redistricting CaseAnthony Kennedy said he needed to see a particular set of facts to kill partisan gerrymandering. Gill v. Whitford has them all.
Fighting an Oncoming TrainWhat it’s like for death row defense attorneys who fail to save their clients.
Solidarity’s EndNeil Gorsuch is giving conservatives the chance to virtually destroy American unions.