Cliff Sloan

Cliff Sloan, the author of The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court, is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom and a former publisher of Slate. He has argued five Supreme Court cases.

The Book Club
March 5 2009 4:31 PMMarbury: It Wakes You Up
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2008 3:49 PMDeactivating the Language of Judicial Activism
The Breakfast Table
June 24 2008 11:30 PMThis "Adequate" Substitute for Habeas ...
Aug. 9 2006 4:47 PMMary Anderson BainMy favorite old New Dealer.
Sept. 7 2005 5:32 PMThe Mourning AfterJohn Roberts grieves for his mentor.
The Breakfast Table
July 21 2005 10:17 AMA Grand Slam for Bush
History Book Blitz
May 19 2005 12:12 PMThe Trouble With HarryA new biography of Blackmun fails to do the Supreme Court justice.
The Book Club
March 3 2009 7:00 AMIs the Historic Case Marbury v. Madison All It's Cracked Up To Be?
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2008 9:07 PMA Skeptical New Mood About the Death Penalty?
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2008 9:33 AMNot Your Typical Term
Nov. 14 2005 6:39 AMSandra Day O'ConnorA new look at the Supreme Court's enigmatic "controlling force."
The Breakfast Table
July 22 2005 10:36 AMThe Snooze Hearings?
The Breakfast Table
July 20 2005 3:54 PMGet Ready To Be a Bull's-Eye



Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your children is perfectly legal. 

Ken Burns on Why Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

Cops Briefly Detain Django Unchained Actress Because They Thought She Was a Prostitute

Minimalist Cocktail Posters Make Mixing Drinks a Cinch

How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us

A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest of jewels.


Rainbow Parties and Sex Bracelets

Where teenage sex rumors come from—and why they’re bad for parents and kids.


You Had to Be There

What we can learn from things that used to be funny.

Legendary Critic Greil Marcus Measures and Maps Rock History Through 10 Unlikely Songs

Catfish Creator Nev Schulman’s Book Is Just Like Him: Self-Deluded and Completely Infectious

Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 14 2014 2:37 PM When Abuse Is Not Abuse Don’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 
Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM Olive Garden Has Been Committing a Culinary Crime Against Humanity
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM “You’re More Than Just a Number” Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PM Life as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM “Do You Know What Porn Is?” Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
Sept. 14 2014 11:44 PM A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now … The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2014 3:53 PM We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
  Health & Science
New Scientist
Sept. 14 2014 8:38 AM Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
Sports Nut
Sept. 12 2014 4:36 PM “There’s No Tolerance for That” Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh say they don’t abide domestic abuse. So why do the Seahawks and 49ers have a combined six players accused of violence against women?