Should Judges Consult Their Personal Moral Convictions?
A dialogue on how to weigh the law and common sense on the bench.
Were the Gorsuch Hearings As Pointless As They Seemed?Read what Slate’s Amicus podcast learned about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
The Democrats Must Filibuster Neil GorsuchPresident Obama’s senior aide Ronald Klain tells Dahlia Lithwick why it’s time for the Dems to take a stand.
Gorsuch Is Allowed to Answer Questions. He Should Start.His evasive answers indicate that he believes it’s improper to speak of previous Supreme Court cases. He’s wrong.
Neil Gorsuch Was Hatched in a Federalist Society LabWith spare body parts stolen from Atticus Finch, Richie Cunningham, and Snoopy.
Covering the Courts Is Different NowSlate’s Mark Joseph Stern on the travel ban, LGBTQ rights, and Trump’s predisposition for illegality.
How Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?Republicans broke every rule to block Merrick Garland. Now, they’re outraged that anyone would challenge Neil Gorsuch.
Does the First Amendment Protect Trump’s Travel Ban?A 9th Circuit judge just gave the Supreme Court’s conservatives an excuse to uphold the president’s bigoted executive order.
The DOJ’s Next TargetIn just two months, Trump’s Department of Justice has already made big moves on transgender rights and voter ID laws. Next up: guns.
The Never Mind TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about SB 14 and Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions.
The Constitution’s Limits on the U.S.-Mexico BorderRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Hernandez v. Mesa.
Is Trump’s Second Immigration Ban Unconstitutional?Assessing the legal challenges to the new executive order.
Appointing a Special Prosecutor to Investigate the Russia Mess Is Not EnoughSenate Democrats must press deputy attorney general nominee Rod Rosenstein to guarantee that the prosecutor would have real independence.
Locker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys ClubNeil Gorsuch’s chummy, back-slapping Supreme Court confirmation hearings should’ve been held beside a keg.
Opposing GorsuchRead what Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told Slate’s Amicus podcast about opposing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Public Record, Astronomical PriceCourt reporters charge outrageous fees to reproduce trial transcripts. That’s bad for defendants, journalists, and democracy.
Can Neil Gorsuch Answer a Question?On Day 2 of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, it remains unclear.
Neil Gorsuch and the “Frozen Trucker”The judge’s infamous dissent reveals he may not have the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court.
Fixing Gerrymandering Doesn’t Just Make Elections More FairIt also encourages elected officials to adjust how they govern.
The Case Against Neil GorsuchThe Supreme Court nominee’s jurisprudence shows he values religious people’s beliefs above all else.
Groundhog Day in Travel TownOnce again, federal judges used Trump’s own words to knock down the administration’s travel ban.
Don’t Dreamers Have Rights?Immigration officials argue they can deport DACA recipients for no particular reason. They’re wrong.
Alito and the CodeDid the Supreme Court justice’s recent appearance at the Claremont Institute violate the ethical guidelines for United States judges?
Dear Donald. Danger! Love, Jeff and John.The well-timed letter that miraculously appeared to justify travel ban 2.0.
Donald Trump and the Chamber of SecretsThe president’s solicitor general nominee Noel Francisco thinks executive privilege should shield pretty much everything. Uh-oh.
No Mercy for a DreamerThe case of Daniela Vargas embodies the casual cruelty of Trump’s war on lawful immigrants.
Bad for Undocumented Immigrants, a Gift to Domestic AbusersAn interview with the Denver city attorney on the consequences of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.