And Now a Word From the White House
Merrick Garland has been waiting seven months for a Senate hearing, but the president’s advisers say Obama has no regrets about the nomination.
What Happens When You Have a Racist Juror in the Courthouse?Slate’s Amicus podcast discusses a landmark case about jury bias.
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.
Are Supreme Court Judges Merely Politicians in Robes? In this Amicus transcript, read what Dahlia Lithwick asked Sen. Al Franken about partisan politics at the high court.
Keeping Merrick Garland Out of the Supreme CourtThe GOP’s obstruction of Garland’s Senate hearing is bound to have colossal consequences.
How the Little Sisters of the Poor Are Preventing You From Getting the PillAmicus unpacks Obamacare’s return to the high court.
A Women’s Right to Choose Returns to the High CourtIn Justice Scalia’s absence, a newly balanced Supreme Court gets heated up in a fiery, female justice–fueled debate.
Amicus Remembers Antonin Scalia Amid the media battle over his Supreme Court seat and legacy, Dahlia Lithwick takes a moment to reflect on the person behind the famous persona.
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?
Amicus: Memory LaneAs we wait for the Supreme Court to hand down its big decisions, we listen back to a few highlights from this term.
Amicus: This Is Not CorruptionWhy the appearance of quid pro quo may not be enough to uphold the conviction of Virginia’s former governor.
Amicus: Contra ObamaAs Senate Republicans refuse to consider the Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, the remaining eight justices take up his immigration directive.
Amicus: The Case Against the Case Against ConfirmationWhy the GOP’s refusal to give Merrick Garland a fair hearing could trigger a full-scale constitutional crisis.
Amicus: The Contraceptive Mandate In the latest challenge to Obamacare, a group of religious organizations says the government’s attempt to accommodate their objections to providing birth control for their workers is not enough.
Amicus: Is the Burden Undue?A newly balanced Supreme Court considers the impact of Texas’ restrictive new abortion regulations. Also … Clarence Thomas speaks.
Amicus: The Contradictions of Antonin ScaliaWhy the version of originalism practiced by the late Supreme Court Justice had its limits. And why he was one of the best mentors a young lawyer could hope for.