Southern JusticeHow an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas.
This Year’s Most Outrageous Anti-Abortion StrategyTennessee out-crazies all the other states with its proposed constitutional amendment.
Stop Draggin’ My Heart AroundThe Supreme Court is harming people with its inscrutable gay marriage actions.
The Right Outcome for the Wrong ReasonsThe Supreme Court is missing its moment to lead on gay marriage (and maybe that’s what it wants).
Gaming the Supreme CourtWhich state has the best chance of making gay marriage the law of the land?
A Shameful Defense FailsThe McDonnells say they weren’t lying about their finances; they were lying about everything else.
Bobby Jindal’s Desperate MoveThe governor’s Common Core lawsuit is not about education in Louisiana. It’s just a stunt.
Advice for Ferguson From the Supreme CourtIf you don’t want to get tear gassed, stop “protesting” and start “counseling.”
Slate Plus Video
So You Wanna Be a Journalist?Advice from Slate’s Supreme Court and law reporter Dahlia Lithwick.
Focus on the FamilyWhat Bob McDonnell’s Regent University thesis says about his public corruption defense.
Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? Slate's Dahlia Lithwick talks the Roberts court on Moyers & Company.
Amicus: Slate’s New Supreme Court PodcastDahlia Lithwick welcomes the 2014–15 term with a brand-new program for court watchers and news lovers.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Tiny Little PistolsThe justices wonder what dangers lurk in a half-inch beard.
This Court ErredThe Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
Famous Supreme Court Plaintiffs: a QuizCan you recognize Dred Scott? Jane Roe? Ernesto Miranda?
Voter ID Laws May Worsen Voter FraudAnd is Texas’ law intentionally or merely incidentally racist?
Ferguson’s Constitutional CrisisOn the streets of Missouri, it’s not just the First Amendment that’s being violated.
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
The Fourth FeministJustice Breyer proves that you don’t have to be a woman on the court to understand women’s rights.
Arizona’s Botched ExecutionThe state claims that witnesses are lying about the two-hour debacle.
After Hobby LobbyThe Supreme Court term wrapped up nice and neat last week. Unless you are a woman.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis. Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Why We Shouldn’t Be Too Sure About the Supposed Deal to Return the Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
Terror Next Door Prudie advises a letter writer whose husband is dangerously, violently obsessed with the neighbors.
1914 Authors' Manifesto Defending Britain's Involvement in WWI, Signed by HG Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.