Lousy JudgmentThis year’s scary election ads will destroy any lingering confidence in the judicial branch.
Amicus: Let’s Salsa With SotomayorDahlia Lithwick on the Supreme Court’s second week and a new biography of the court’s first Latina justice.
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 Awful TruthThe world is a terrible place. Your kids already know it. There’s no point in lying to them.
The Courts’ Baffling New MathBy what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?
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.
Greece in Crisis Photos from a nation struggling with closed banks, empty ATMs, rumors and uncertainty
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.