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.
Revenge, Not JusticeTexas’ brazen attempt to silence one of its most effective death penalty defense lawyers.
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.
“I Wish You Could Have Been With Me in the Pressroom at the Supreme Court”Here are Dahlia Lithwick’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from “choreplay” to the GOP’s letter to Iran.
Supreme Court Dispatches
High Drama for Obamacare at the High CourtScalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.