Jurisprudence

Gambling With Death

Is the Supreme Court poised to abolish the death penalty?

July 24 2014 4:32 PMArizona’s Botched ExecutionThe state claims that witnesses are lying about the two-hour debacle.
July 23 2014 8:18 AMHow to Beat Hobby LobbyCan the states force companies to cover birth control for their employees?
July 22 2014 8:13 AMThe National Bar Exam That Could Save the Legal ProfessionIt’s called the UBE—go take it.
July 11 2014 5:14 PMIs the Supreme Court Out of Order? Slate's Dahlia Lithwick talks the Roberts court on Moyers & Company.
July 10 2014 2:16 PMThe Stoop Isn’t the JungleIn her new book On the Run, Alice Goffman misses the larger truth about black urban communities—like the one I grew up in.
July 8 2014 11:38 AMActive Liberty Lives!Justice Breyer’s opinion in the recess appointments case deals a blow to originalism.
July 3 2014 11:54 AMThe New Law of ReligionHobby Lobby rewrites religious-freedom law in ways that ignore everything that came before.
July 1 2014 10:33 AMThe Breakfast Table Out LoudListen to Dahlia Lithwick and Eric Posner consider faux-nanimity on the high court and what’s hinky about Hobby Lobby.
June 25 2014 3:02 PMYour Guide to the Gay Marriage FightEach state’s legal status on gay marriage, mapped.
June 20 2014 6:10 PMThe Political Gabfest: The “Inside Baseball” Bonus SegmentListen to election law expert Rick Hasen explain recent court rulings that could shape 2016.
June 19 2014 6:18 PMGun ShyWhat happened to the Second Amendment at the U.S. Supreme Court this year?
June 13 2014 5:01 PMHow to Take Out a Supreme Court JusticeWhen politicians target elected judges with big money, the justice system loses.
June 5 2014 4:41 PMThe Non-Constitutional Non-CrisisThe Guantánamo prisoner exchange is the furthest thing from a constitutional problem.
June 2 2014 3:28 PMChemical ReactionBehold the comic stylings of Chief Justice Roberts.
May 30 2014 4:23 PMNot in My BackyardThe courts and legislatures won’t solve our gun problem. Maybe the free market can.
July 23 2014 10:55 AMBad ReadersThe judges who ruled against Obamacare are following Scalia down a terrible path of interpretation.
July 22 2014 3:58 PMObamacare Is SafeDon’t worry, the ruling against heath care subsidies is going to be reversed.
July 21 2014 6:11 PMBlue-State DisgraceThere are 57,000 kids at the border who need temporary shelter. Shame on the Democratic governors who are turning them away.
July 11 2014 1:18 PMYou Don’t Have to Move to ScandinaviaAmerican towns are also spending more on social programs as inequality rises.
July 8 2014 2:52 PMBrotherly (and Sisterly) LoveThe law should do much more to protect sibling relationships when families fall apart.
July 4 2014 2:59 PMQuick Change JusticeWhile you were sleeping, Hobby Lobby just got so much worse.
July 1 2014 11:20 AMDo Americans Think Corporations Have the Right to Religious Freedom?We did a survey, and the answer is no.
June 26 2014 11:00 AMThe Fourth Amendment Goes DigitalThe Supreme Courts shows it understands how cellphones tip the privacy balance.
June 23 2014 6:38 PMRand Paul, Criminal Justice HeroThe senator from Kentucky wants to give ex-felons the vote even though they won’t vote Republican.
June 20 2014 3:12 PMHere’s $20 Million for Your CandidateThe Scott Walker case could shred the remaining limits on influencing elections.
June 16 2014 5:35 PMAre Facebook Threats Real?The Supreme Court will soon decide.
June 11 2014 12:16 PM“Where Do You Think That Rage Came From?”To get parole, people sentenced to life as juveniles must reckon with their pasts.
June 5 2014 1:34 PMNot Your Law School Graduation SpeakerProgressive law students won’t hear from the lions of the Warren Court again this week.
June 2 2014 2:26 PMWill Eric Holder Back Off? The attorney general doesn’t really want New York Times reporter James Risen to go to jail. 
May 30 2014 7:11 AM“There Have Been No Direct Threats, I’m Delighted to Say”Meet the Bush-appointed judge who just brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania.

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