Is ICE Out of Control?

Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.

Feb. 17 2017 2:39 PMThe False Promise of Sanctuary CitiesFor many undocumented immigrants, the protections offered by left-leaning cities mean nothing at all.
Feb. 15 2017 3:18 PM“You Weren’t Born in This Country”An alarming arrest raises concerns about the lawlessness of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
Feb. 14 2017 6:16 PMWe Need a Special Counsel to Investigate the Trump AdministrationHere’s how Congress can make it happen.
Feb. 13 2017 1:18 PMPolitics as UsualWhy the Justice Department will never be apolitical.
Feb. 10 2017 1:35 PMSee You in Court … MaybeThe Department of Justice has four options to salvage Trump’s immigration ban. Only one makes sense.
Feb. 10 2017 10:53 AMThank the “Deep State” for Quashing Trump’s Torture PlansLongtime professionals in the Defense Department and CIA know torture doesn’t work, and they pushed back.
Feb. 8 2017 2:15 PMTrump Said He Wanted a Muslim BanWill the courts use the president's own statements to declare his executive order unconstitutional?
Feb. 7 2017 7:50 PM“Just Following Orders”Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration ban.
Feb. 6 2017 7:08 PMChecks? Never Heard of Them. Balances? Forget About It.Donald Trump’s unnerving belief that the judiciary’s purpose is to stay out of his way.
Feb. 4 2017 3:12 PMWhy Judge Robart Blocked the Muslim BanThere’s no constitutional way to implement an unconstitutional order. 
Feb. 2 2017 5:01 PMSally Yates Doesn’t Care Who You AreOne last testament to the integrity of the attorney general who defied the president.
Feb. 2 2017 4:22 AMThere’s a Simple Step North Carolina’s New Governor Could Take to Strengthen Voting RightsBut he’d better move fast.
Feb. 1 2017 6:46 PMThe Democrats Can’t Block GorsuchHere are three things they can do.
Jan. 31 2017 11:40 PMNeil Gorsuch Is Nothing Like Donald TrumpHe’s principled, dexterous, and eloquent.
Jan. 31 2017 10:14 PMNeil Gorsuch Is Not a VillainDonald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is a rock-ribbed conservative who’s difficult to oppose on jurisprudential grounds.
Feb. 15 2017 6:01 PMThis Emoluments Thing Isn’t Going AwayHow state attorneys general could take down Trump.
Feb. 15 2017 1:57 PMCan Noncitizens Sue Government Officials for Constitutional Violations?Read what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Ziglar v. Abbasi.
Feb. 14 2017 5:04 PMA Good AmericanHow Trump’s immigration ban explicitly smears Muslims as being potentially hostile to the Constitution.
Feb. 10 2017 6:49 PMWhy Trump Has Declared War on the JudiciaryHe’s making things awkward for his SCOTUS nominee and hurting his chances in court. What’s his endgame?
Feb. 10 2017 11:16 AMSolitary Confinement Is a Great American ShameA new court ruling takes important steps to rein in inhumane incarceration. Will the Supreme Court be next?
Feb. 9 2017 4:37 PM“We Should Stand on the Right Side of the Law and the Right Side of History”Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring explains why his state joined the legal fight against Trump’s executive order.
Feb. 8 2017 12:05 PMThe Silencing of Coretta Scott KingOn Tuesday night, Elizabeth Warren was told to pipe down. But it was King’s words that the Senate refused to hear.
Feb. 7 2017 6:36 PM“I Just Don’t Believe I’m in New York”The Jeran family’s journey from Yemen to Djibouti to the United States shows the cruelty and pointlessness of Trump’s immigration ban.
Feb. 5 2017 10:06 AMAnthony Kennedy Is Not StupidHe’s not going to step down just because one decent conservative judge was nominated to the Supreme Court.
Feb. 2 2017 8:27 PMDisorderThe president is violating the court orders against his Muslim ban. Here’s how he’s getting away with it.
Feb. 2 2017 2:50 PMIs Trump Defying the Court Order Staying His Immigrant Travel Ban?Can the administration dodge the courts by making the State Department revoke travelers’ visas instead? An immigration lawyer explains.
Feb. 1 2017 7:58 PMTrump Versus EveryoneA comprehensive guide to the lawsuits against the president’s executive order.
Feb. 1 2017 11:26 AMThe Great DivideWill the Neil Gorsuch pick exacerbate or help heal America’s deep divisions?
Jan. 31 2017 10:59 PMTrump’s Supreme Court Reality Show Was Not a DistractionIt was a capstone to a yearlong campaign to degrade the law and the Constitution.
Jan. 31 2017 6:51 PMHubris, Distrust, DisorderWhy the Trump administration keeps screwing up.