Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman is the Jacob D. Fuchsberg professor of law at New York University School of Law and the author of The Will of the People.

Dec. 18 2013 2:26 PMJudge Leon’s NSA #SlatepitchThe wacky idea that giving away your data creates a greater expectation of privacy.
July 3 2013 11:06 AMWhat’s Left? (Part 2)Our progressive—and popular—wish list.
June 5 2013 10:53 AMThe Supreme Court Fails the Fourth Amendment TestWhat all the justices don’t understand about police investigations.
April 24 2012 2:56 PMJustice by the NumbersWhen it comes to deciding the future of Obamacare, the Supreme Court should ignore public opinion.
Oct. 4 2010 6:41 AMWatch as We Make This Law DisappearHow the Roberts Court disguises its conservatism.
July 17 2013 1:31 PMWhat’s Left (Part 3)Reader suggestions on the progressive agenda.
July 1 2013 11:32 AMWhat’s Left?Have progressives abandoned every cause save gay marriage?
July 2 2012 6:40 PMWas John Roberts Being Political?At the high court, law and politics come together. It’s the politicization of the court that should make us worried.
Dec. 14 2011 4:53 PMNot your Gingrich’s Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court rediscovers federalism just in time for 2012 election.
Jan. 25 2010 2:09 PMSpeeding LocomotiveDid the Roberts Court misjudge the public mood on campaign finance reform?



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Learns That Breaking Up a Country Is Hard to Do

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 19 2014 12:33 PM The Precarious Predicament of Russia’s Neighbors
Sept. 19 2014 12:09 PM How Accelerators Have Changed Startup Funding
The Vault
Sept. 19 2014 12:08 PM The CIA Used to Have a Commute-by-Canoe Club. One Member’s Memories.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM Planned Parenthood Is About to Make It a Lot Easier to Get Birth Control
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 12:10 PM Watch the Trailer for Big Eyes, a Tim Burton Movie About People With Normal-Sized Eyes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 12:38 PM Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.