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.
Justice LOLZ Grumpycat Notorious R.B.G.How a gentle Supreme Court justice became a badass gangsta Internet meme.
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 Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.