Make This Death Not in Vain
How did a mentally ill man charged with a trivial crime waste away in jail for months?
What Happened at Slate This Week?International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
“1 Shot Fired by Officer”The shape-shifting story of a cop who pulled over a driver and ended up shooting himself.
The Trials of Ed GrafIn 1988, he was convicted of killing his stepsons—based on arson science we now know is bunk. A quarter of a century later, Texas granted him a new trial, one that pitted modern forensics against old-fashioned Texas justice.
“If We Launch a Gay Section, Will You Write for It?”How I covered the battle for marriage equality, from Windsor to Obergefell.
Fates Worse Than Death?Justice Kennedy’s own logic shows why he should make the Supreme Court abolish capital punishment.
Why Bill Cosby’s Court Statements Were RevealedHe gave up his privacy when he lectured black Americans.
Is the Supreme Court More Liberal Than Obama?One of the administration’s closest allies was Clarence Thomas.
Origin StoryHow the 1942 case of a one-footed chicken thief laid the foundation for marriage equality.
The Justices’ JusticeFor years we feared the consequences of pushing social progress through the courts. Obergefell v. Hodges will prove we shouldn’t.
What’s the Difference?How Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor brought wisdom to the Supreme Court.
What Happened at Slate This Week?The best part of the week? Meeting members like you at happy hours in New York and D.C.
The Hidden Bias of CamerasBody and dashboard-mounted cameras used by police don’t give an objective account of the facts. Here’s how we should reform them.
Judge Denies Legal Personhood to Chimps—for NowLGBTQ cases show that rights are not defined by who exercised them in the past.
“Somersaults of Statutory Interpretation”Justice Scalia warns that his fellow justices’ opinions are a danger to the nation.
When Prosecutors Believe the UnbelievableA man is finally freed, but that doesn’t mean the system worked.
Texas Could Become an Even More Dangerous PlaceThe state Supreme Court just gave itself the power to strike down health and safety regulations it finds “oppressive.”
The End of the Death Penalty?Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment.
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