Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence

Justices Ignored

The Supreme Court is the most important issue of the election for Republicans. So they’re not talking about it.

July 21 2016 9:28 AMThe Voting Rights Act Might Get Some Teeth BackThanks to an appeals ruling, Texas’ discriminatory voting laws could end up under federal oversight.
July 18 2016 11:54 AMWhat 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.
July 15 2016 4:25 PMThe RNC Will Be a First Amendment DisasterThe rights of protesters on both sides have not been protected.
July 12 2016 3:06 PMRBG Just Risked Her Legacy to Insult TrumpWhy she did it.
July 8 2016 12:07 PMThe 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.
July 6 2016 6:07 PMHillary Clinton and the Espionage ActThe email scandal reveals everything that’s wrong with the outdated legislation used to prosecute spies and whistleblowers.
June 21 2016 6:24 PMDonald’s Gun GaffeHow Trump accidentally exposed the longtime NRA fantasy of “a good guy with a gun.”
June 14 2016 6:25 PMWords Matter to Donald TrumpUnless he’s the one speaking them.
June 13 2016 2:49 PMDon’t Tie Gun Control to the Terrorist Watch ListHillary Clinton and Barack Obama are wrong on this one.
June 9 2016 2:05 PMThe Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Puerto Rican SovereigntyAnd hints at an even bigger constitutional battle to come.
June 6 2016 4:39 PMThe Supreme Court Needs to Settle Birthright CitizenshipAn injustice in American Samoa shows how SCOTUS can end this controversy.
June 6 2016 10:12 AMWhen Muhammad Ali Took on AmericaWhat the boxer–turned–conscientious objector won in his Supreme Court fight over the Vietnam War, and what he lost.
May 26 2016 3:56 PMPeter Thiel Is Wrong About the First AmendmentBut that doesn’t mean he should be barred from financing Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit.
May 24 2016 6:22 PM“Our Textbooks Do Not Teach About Agenda 21”This person nearly controlled Texas education policy. That is terrifying. 
May 23 2016 3:05 PMFacebook’s Trending Topics Are None of the Senate’s BusinessWhat is Sen. John Thune doing trying to conduct oversight over the First Amendment?
July 19 2016 12:54 PMThe Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About ElectionsThe restrictions remind judges to aspire to be apolitical.
July 16 2016 6:19 PMPunished for Being PoorThe Virginia scheme that suspends the driver’s license of anyone who can’t pay trivial fines.
July 13 2016 6:13 PMDeciphering JusticeThe subtext of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s improper attacks on Donald Trump.
July 8 2016 3:13 PMMore Guns, More Fear, More KillingsIt’s a vicious cycle, and there’s no end in sight.
July 7 2016 10:37 AM“No One Can Breathe in This Atmosphere”Everyone should read Justice Sonia Sotomayor on how police stops are life-and-death experiences for people of color.
June 27 2016 1:08 PMDiversity Is Not EquityThe Supreme Court’s Fisher decision is a victory for affirmative action. But has the war on resegregation already been lost?
June 20 2016 1:54 PMNazi Roots, EU Violations, and Mass ShootingsMeet the shady gun manufacturer whose rifle killed 49 people in Orlando.
June 13 2016 6:44 PMThe Second Amendment HoaxHow the NRA and conservatives have perverted the meaning of the right to bear arms.
June 9 2016 6:21 PMReal BiasLessons for Donald Trump from the Supreme Court’s latest judicial recusal ruling.
June 8 2016 4:15 PMJustice for NoneThe Stanford rape case demonstrates liberal hypocrisy on issues of basic fairness in the criminal justice system.
June 6 2016 3:47 PMTrump’s Attack on Judge Curiel Is Not Only RacistIt threatens an independent judiciary, which aligns perfectly with what the GOP has done for years. 
June 1 2016 4:28 PMThe Supreme Court Is Bored Out of Its MindThe eight justices are getting surly and listless while they wait for a ninth member.
May 26 2016 5:51 AMHow Prosecutors Get Rid of Black JurorsThe ugly practice that was exposed by the Supreme Court in the 1980s is still pervasive.
May 23 2016 5:14 PMSore LosersSamuel Alito and Clarence Thomas are still trying to keep juvenile offenders behind bars for life.
May 23 2016 2:26 PMPeremptory PrejudiceRacism still infects jury challenges, even if most aren’t as blatant as these awful Georgia prosecutors.

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