When Can the Government Freeze Your Assets?
On bank robbers, rent, and partying with Justice Samuel Alito.
Florida Judges Can Kill YouThe state’s perverse death sentencing system is surely unconstitutional—right?
The Justices Are Irked With One Another Over the Death PenaltyTwo cases from Kansas bring out their irritation.
Killing TimeWill the Supreme Court let Louisiana execute a man who says he’s intellectually disabled?
High Drama for Obamacare at the High CourtScalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care.
Scales of JusticeThe Supreme Court has more fun than ought to be legal arguing about shrimpy grouper.
Say a Prayer for the Supreme CourtCan the justices settle the world’s religious differences? Not a chance in hell.
Taking the Breast Cancer TestStories from Slate readers about human gene patenting, the Supreme Court topic of the day.
Married, and Gay, With ChildrenThe bottom line at the Supreme Court: Gay marriage hurts nobody, and it’ll help thousands of kids.
Is Life Retroactive? He was sentenced to life without parole at 17. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court weighs setting him free.
Lost CauseDo devotees of the Confederacy have a First Amendment right to put the rebel battle flag on their license plates?
The Supreme Court Justices on FacebookThis week’s Elonis v. United States oral arguments as told through social media.
Who Decides Who Rules Jerusalem?Antonin Scalia maintains that Congress is free to antagonize whatever foreign entities it wants to.
Our Cellphones Are UsThe Supreme Court tries to reconcile the Fourth Amendment with the realities of our tech age.
Poor Little Rich GuysThe Supreme Court clamors to protect the right of Richie Rich, Scrooge McDuck, and the Koch brothers to further corrupt American politics.
Ditching DOMAJudging by Wednesday’s Supreme Court hearing, the Defense of Marriage Act can’t be defended.
Is the South Still Racist?The Supreme Court’s conservatives seem to think the answer is no—and that the Voting Rights Act has outlived its purpose.