Amicus: Immunity in High Places
Can government officials be held individually responsible for constitutional violations? And why one NFL team is so interested in a trademark challenge.
How Trump Will Reshape the Supreme CourtRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked one of Justice Scalia’s former law clerks about Trump’s shortlist.
The First Amendment on CampusRead highlights from a symposium about the state of free speech on college campuses.
Amicus: Corruption in the White HouseThe founders were so adamant about preventing the kind of presidency we’re about to witness. Plus, reflecting on the climate for free speech on college campuses.
Amicus: Where We Draw the LineThe Supreme Court takes up the thorny issue of racial gerrymandering. Also, a revolt is underway in the Electoral College.
Donald Trump Is a Real Threat to Our ConstitutionJust how afraid should we be? Slate’s Amicus discusses.
Should We Really Be Worried About a Rigged Election?Slate’s Amicus podcast discusses voter fraud, Trump, and more.
What Happens When You Have a Racist Juror in the Courthouse?Slate’s Amicus podcast discusses a landmark case about jury bias.
What Can We Expect From the Supreme Court in 2016?Slate’s Amicus podcast discusses Supreme Court predictions, stop-and-frisk, and more.
Explaining the Millennial Circus Surrounding Ruth Bader GinsburgSlate’s Amicus podcast talks to Irin Carmon, co-author of the biography, Notorious RBG.
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.
Amicus: That’s a WrapThe Supreme Court caps off a term filled with surprises by handing down a hugely consequential defense of abortion rights.
Amicus: Goodbye, General!On his last day in office, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli talks about what it’s been like to argue some of the government’s biggest cases at the high court. Also—affirmative action, saved.
Amicus: What Would Brandeis Do?One hundred years have passed since Louis Brandeis joined the Supreme Court, but his legal writing remains as relevant as ever.
Amicus: A Bird With a Broken WingThe Supreme Court is doing its best to limp to the term’s finish line. So why do the justices insist that everything is hunky-dory?
Donald Trump Is a Sitting DuckZephyr Teachout explains how Trump’s business empire will undermine U.S. foreign policy, exactly as the Founding Fathers feared.
Amicus: And Then There Were EightTrump winnows his shortlist for the Supreme Court’s empty seat. And we preview a big special education case that will be argued next week.
The “Where We Draw the Line” Amicus TranscriptWhen redrawing legislative maps, how race conscious is too race conscious?
Amicus: The Specter of KorematsuA timely look back at the infamous Supreme Court case that upheld the internment of Japanese Americans.
Amicus: Intimidation NationLawyers challenging punitive voting restrictions in Ohio are making an eleventh hour appeal to the Supreme Court.
And Now a Word From the White HouseMerrick Garland has been waiting seven months for a Senate hearing, but the president’s advisers say Obama has no regrets about the nomination.
Amicus: 2016 Term PreviewReflections on the thin gruel of a docket crafted in large part to avoid 4–4 ties. Plus, a conversation with the latest judge to be personally insulted by Donald Trump.
Amicus: Notorious RBGHow the diminutive Supreme Court justice came to be depicted on the biceps of fans nationwide.
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.
Is the Current Supreme Court a Bird With a Broken Wing?Yes—but maybe its handicap makes it stronger.
A Stroll Down Supreme Court Memory LaneAmicus dishes on the quirks and characters of the Supreme Court.