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Locker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys Club

Neil Gorsuch’s chummy, back-slapping Supreme Court confirmation hearings should’ve been held beside a keg.

March 24 2017 6:01 PMThe 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.
March 22 2017 12:08 PMGorsuch 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.
March 22 2017 9:27 AMNeil Gorsuch Was Hatched in a Federalist Society LabWith spare body parts stolen from Atticus Finch, Richie Cunningham, and Snoopy.
March 21 2017 1:17 PMCovering the Courts Is Different NowSlate’s Mark Joseph Stern on the travel ban, LGBTQ rights, and Trump’s predisposition for illegality.
March 20 2017 7:33 PMHow Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?Republicans broke every rule to block Merrick Garland. Now, they’re outraged that anyone would challenge Neil Gorsuch.
March 20 2017 9:28 AMDoes 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.
March 17 2017 6:35 PMThe 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.
March 15 2017 6:15 PMIt’s Normal for a President to Replace U.S. AttorneysThat doesn’t make it right.
March 14 2017 8:00 PMThe Never Mind TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about SB 14 and Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions.
March 14 2017 11:38 AMThe Constitution’s Limits on the U.S.-Mexico BorderRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Hernandez v. Mesa.
March 10 2017 6:09 PMIs Trump’s Second Immigration Ban Unconstitutional?Assessing the legal challenges to the new executive order.
March 8 2017 7:24 PMCan Obama Sue Trump for Libel?Trump’s accusations against the former president could backfire.
March 8 2017 1:48 PMAppointing 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.
March 7 2017 11:47 AMThe Supreme Court’s Sex-Offender Jurisprudence Is Based on a LieThe Supreme Court believes most sex offenders will keep committing sex crimes. The data suggests otherwise.
March 6 2017 4:45 PMThe Man Who Could Control the Russia InvestigationWhy the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions’ deputy matters so much.
March 23 2017 3:00 PMOpposing GorsuchRead what Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told Slate’s Amicus podcast about opposing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
March 22 2017 10:34 AMPublic Record, Astronomical PriceCourt reporters charge outrageous fees to reproduce trial transcripts. That’s bad for defendants, journalists, and democracy.
March 21 2017 2:19 PMCan Neil Gorsuch Answer a Question?On Day 2 of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, it remains unclear.
March 21 2017 10:38 AMNeil Gorsuch and the “Frozen Trucker”The judge’s infamous dissent reveals he may not have the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court.
March 20 2017 11:23 AMFixing Gerrymandering Doesn’t Just Make Elections More FairIt also encourages elected officials to adjust how they govern.
March 19 2017 5:55 AMThe Case Against Neil GorsuchThe Supreme Court nominee’s jurisprudence shows he values religious people’s beliefs above all else.
March 16 2017 12:27 PMGroundhog Day in Travel TownOnce again, federal judges used Trump’s own words to knock down the administration’s travel ban.
March 15 2017 4:14 PMDon’t Dreamers Have Rights?Immigration officials argue they can deport DACA recipients for no particular reason. They’re wrong.
March 14 2017 5:08 PMAlito and the CodeDid the Supreme Court justice’s recent appearance at the Claremont Institute violate the ethical guidelines for United States judges?
March 13 2017 2:03 PMDear Donald. Danger! Love, Jeff and John.The well-timed letter that miraculously appeared to justify travel ban 2.0.
March 9 2017 12:14 PMDonald Trump and the Chamber of SecretsThe president’s solicitor general nominee Noel Francisco thinks executive privilege should shield pretty much everything. Uh-oh.
March 8 2017 6:04 PMNo Mercy for a DreamerThe case of Daniela Vargas embodies the casual cruelty of Trump’s war on lawful immigrants.
March 8 2017 1:24 PMBad for Undocumented Immigrants, a Gift to Domestic AbusersAn interview with the Denver city attorney on the consequences of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
March 6 2017 6:16 PMThe Bogus Logic of Trump’s New Travel BanThe administration’s new executive order is full of dubious evidence and sketchy claims.
March 3 2017 4:13 PMIs the Muslim Ban Dead?Read what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about the 9th Circuit’s ruling on President Trump’s immigration restrictions.

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