Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence

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.

Oct. 21 2017 10:00 AMHow 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.
Oct. 19 2017 6:32 PMTrump’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.
Oct. 18 2017 7:02 PMWould $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?A delicious hypothetical at oral arguments in an anti-Trump lawsuit.
Oct. 18 2017 2:12 PMJudges vs. BureaucratsWho should defer to whom?
Oct. 17 2017 7:02 PMWho’s to Blame for America’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare?The Supreme Court, for one.
Oct. 13 2017 1:08 PMTwo Guns Per PersonA simple, constitutional proposal that protects both Americans’ lives and liberty.
Oct. 11 2017 6:57 PMThey Had the Goods on HimManhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance needs a better explanation for why he didn’t charge Harvey Weinstein.
Oct. 10 2017 5:53 PMAn Even More Insidious Kind of GerrymanderingIn North Carolina, Republicans want to use redistricting to kick Democrats off the courts.
Oct. 9 2017 7:30 AMUnimaginable CrueltyPresident Trump stripped thousands of young people the opportunity to flee gang violence and rejoin family in the United States.
Oct. 5 2017 6:27 PMThe Civil Rights AxUnder Trump and Sessions, the Department of Justice has recast itself as LGBTQ Americans’ staunchest opponent.
Oct. 4 2017 5:21 PMThe Justices Have Questions About How to Fix Partisan GerrymanderingHere’s everything they need to know.
Oct. 3 2017 11:38 AMSessions the CensorThe attorney general says he values free speech. In 1996, he tried to stop LGBTQ students from meeting at a public university.
Sept. 29 2017 1:16 PMThe Eggshell Attorney GeneralJeff Sessions wants a First Amendment that celebrates robust criticism of everyone but himself.
Sept. 28 2017 2:24 PMThe Fight for $7.25The Supreme Court is poised to deal a devastating blow to minimum wage workers.
Sept. 27 2017 5:04 PMSlow and Steady, Bobby Three SticksWhy Robert Mueller’s methodical pace should comfort Americans desperate for Trump’s departure.
Oct. 20 2017 1:14 PMSame Rules ApplyHow a favorite conservative weapon during the Obama era should be used to block Trump’s contraception mandate rewrite.
Oct. 19 2017 1:41 PMA “Momentous” Supreme Court Term?Read what the ACLU’s national legal director told Slate’s Amicus podcast about the high court’s fall term.
Oct. 18 2017 5:06 PMFeud: Elena and NeilWhy rumors of a Gorsuch–Kagan clash at the Supreme Court are such a bombshell.
Oct. 17 2017 10:45 PMCan 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.”
Oct. 13 2017 6:32 PMThe Obtuse SaboteurTrump’s plan to kill Obamacare isn’t just reckless—it’s illegal, and likely to fail in the courts.
Oct. 12 2017 5:49 PMLawyers vs. White SupremacistsCan the organizers of the Unite the Right rally be held responsible for the violence in Charlottesville?
Oct. 10 2017 6:57 PMBut Their EmailsDo Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private email accounts violate the Presidential Records Act?
Oct. 9 2017 11:00 AMCompelled AssociationIf the Supreme Court thinks nonmembers can’t be compelled to pay union fees, then unions can’t be compelled to represent nonmembers.
Oct. 6 2017 5:44 PMOur Bodies, Their ChoiceThe Trump administration just gave religious employers the right to control female workers’ reproductive health.
Oct. 5 2017 5:12 PMBloody HellerThe Supreme Court created a gun rights crisis it’s unwilling to solve.
Oct. 4 2017 4:00 PMPartisan Gerrymandering Got the Sotomayor TreatmentThe justice has a knack for crafting simple, devastating questions. She was at her best in Gill v. Whitford.
Oct. 2 2017 8:04 PMThe Perfect Redistricting CaseAnthony Kennedy said he needed to see a particular set of facts to kill partisan gerrymandering. Gill v. Whitford has them all.
Sept. 29 2017 12:00 AMFighting an Oncoming TrainWhat it’s like for death row defense attorneys who fail to save their clients.
Sept. 28 2017 12:05 PMSolidarity’s EndNeil Gorsuch is giving conservatives the chance to virtually destroy American unions.
Sept. 27 2017 2:25 PMLike President, Like JusticeNeil Gorsuch just showed his commitment to racial equality is about as strong as Trump’s.

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