Scales of Justice
The Supreme Court has more fun than ought to be legal arguing about shrimpy grouper.
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.
Why Advancing Gay Rights is All About Good TimingLessons for same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court’s terrible decision in Bowers v. Hardwick.
A Moment of Silence for ObamacarePrayers, depression, and Latin phrases. Obamacare looks to have had another very bad day.
Place Your Bets on ObamacareIt appears we’ll have a photo finish. Obama’s signature legislative achievement will probably rise or fall on the opinion of John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.
The Supreme Court’s Guide to Good ParentingWhen it comes to punishing children, the Supreme Court doesn’t have a clue.
Passport OriginalismHow the status of Jerusalem got dragged into a critical Supreme Court case about separation of powers.
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.
Why the Supreme Court Isn’t a Dog’s Best FriendAt least when it comes to drug sniffing dogs that police want to use without a warrant.
The Supreme Court Would Like To See Your PapersThe justices say Arizona’s immigration law has nothing to do with race—except when it pleases them.
The Supreme Court’s Dark Vision of FreedomThe court’s conservatives apparently believe in the land of the free. Circa 1804.
You Say Tax, I Say PenaltyOn day one of the Supreme Court arguments over Obamacare, the justices did what they do best: argue over boring old 19th-century statutes for the fun of it.
Justice on the High SeasThe Supreme Court says corporations have a right to free speech. But can they get away with murder?
Which Way Privacy?The Supreme Court asks whether the government can put a GPS device on your car without a warrant.
See No EvilEyewitness testimony may be unreliable, but the Supreme Court doesn’t want to be the one to say so.