The “Ready for Her Close-Up” TranscriptRead Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with her guests about the sudden popularity of Supreme Court drama on the silver screen.
The Moments in Tuesday’s Marriage Equality Argument Most Likely to Predict the Court’s Decision
Dear John LettersA taxonomy of gay marriage arguments aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts.
Amen, Canada!The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
This Man Deserves a PardonVirginia is still imprisoning an almost certainly innocent man—even after he did the time.
Complicit as SinHow gay marriage opponents transformed themselves from a religious majority to a religious minority.
Scalia Admits He’ll Never Read the Whole Record for a Life-and-Death Case He’s About to Decide
A Pregnant Worker’s Right to SueThe Supreme Court compromises a smart new rule into existence.
Dangerous Magical ThinkingTrying the 12-year-old “Slender Man” stabbers as adults is as illogical and barbaric as they are.
The “Making the Case” TranscriptRead Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with one of the lawyers who argued last months’ big gay-rights case at the Supreme Court.
Amicus: Ready for Her Close-UpThe upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic is the splashiest dramatization of a Supreme Court justice in recent memory, but it’s hardly the only one.
Bob McDonnell Tries, Tries AgainThe former Virginia governor, convicted on corruption charges, makes his case to an appeals court. The judges are skeptical.
Threats to LibertyConspiracy theorists worried about imaginary government oppression dismiss real government oppression.
Supreme Court Dispatches
An Argument for DignityJustice Anthony Kennedy seems to see a nobility of purpose in gay marriage.
Not All Must RiseMany of the people who will witness Supreme Court history paid a ton for the privilege.
Amicus: The Politics of LawIn anticipation of big decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare, many are talking about the balance of political power on the Supreme Court. Is that fair?
Amicus: Marriage ArrivesThe Supreme Court is finally taking up same-sex marriage. How did we get here and what should we expect next?
Two Pretexts Walk Into a BarThe arguments against gay marriage can’t be reconciled with the arguments for religious freedom acts.
What Should Clean Air Cost?The Supreme Court’s surprising decision to hear a challenge by big coal.
We Are David DowLawyers are furious with Texas for suspending an effective death penalty defense attorney.
The Best Police Blotter in America The procedural poetry of the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light.
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
Nine Tweets and One Selfie Slate’s editor David Plotz and DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin gave a commencement speech together. Here’s what they said.
What Was It Like to Argue the Most Anticipated Case of the Supreme Court Term? A Podcast Transcript.
Do You Consent? If tech companies are going to experiment on us, they need better ethical oversight.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.