Texas Prisons Banned My Book About Texas Prisoners
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s literary censorship policy is a national disgrace.
Standing TallThe Sioux’s battle against a Dakota oil pipeline is a galvanizing social justice movement for Native Americans.
When Second Amendment Rights Need DefendingLiberals are failing immigrants, medical marijuana users, and the disabled on gun rights.
State-Sponsored ChristianityA federal appeals court just told religious minorities to stop being so whiny.
Why Donald Trump and Pam Bondi Probably Won’t Face a Corruption InvestigationThe Supreme Court’s McDonnell decision seems to have put a chill on prosecutors.
How to Defeat CalhounThe legal strategy for forcing Yale to change the name of its racist-honoring residential college.
Help Him Help YouThe best way for at-risk Republican senators to distance themselves from Donald Trump is to call for hearings for Merrick Garland.
“Second Amendment People” SolutionsTrump’s Clinton “joke” was no coincidence. The GOP espouses a right to bear arms whose logical conclusion is political assassination.
Voting Rights on the MarchLower courts are emboldened by a 4–4 split and the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling to strike down specious voting laws.
Justices IgnoredThe Supreme Court is the most important issue of the election for Republicans. So they’re not talking about it.
The Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About ElectionsThe restrictions remind judges to aspire to be apolitical.
Punished for Being PoorThe Virginia scheme that suspends the driver’s license of anyone who can’t pay trivial fines.
Voters Want Hillary Clinton to be the Grown-UpWhy she can’t stoop to Donald Trump’s level at the debates.
Parking While BlackThe courts are about to decide if police have another legal method for harassing black citizens.
Prosecuting Wells Fargo Executives Won’t Solve AnythingI know. I helped prosecute the executives at the center of Enron.
“Martyrs of the Struggle for Equality”A 94-year-old federal judge defends voting rights in a fiery, impassioned, historic dissent.
Leavenworth’s SpygateA private prison facility in Kansas was spying on constitutionally protected attorney-client conversations.
Will the Court Revisit Shelby County?It doesn’t seem likely the Supreme Court will overturn its disastrous Voting Rights Act ruling, even if there’s a new liberal on the bench.
The Voting Rights Act Might Get Some Teeth BackThanks to an appeals ruling, Texas’ discriminatory voting laws could end up under federal oversight.
What It’s Like to Win a Landmark Abortion Rights Case at the Supreme CourtWhole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller talks about the stigma surrounding unplanned pregnancy and abortion after Hellerstedt.
The RNC Will Be a First Amendment DisasterThe rights of protesters on both sides have not been protected.
The Supreme Court’s Surprising, Tumultuous TermRead what Slate’s court watchers had to say about this session’s decisions on abortion, immigration, affirmative action, and more.