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Jurisprudence
Oct. 14 2013 3:36 PMThe Courthouse Is ClosedEven before the shutdown, federal courts had already been crippled by the sequester.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 7 2013 5:36 PM“No. No. Not That I Know Of.”The Scalia interview reveals his remarkable isolation from anyone who doesn’t agree with him.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 3 2013 10:35 AMConscience CreepWhat’s so wrong with conscience clauses?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2013 6:26 PMPublic NuisanceWhat happens when calling 911 could cost you your home.
Future Tense
Sept. 20 2013 5:37 PMThumbs Up: Facebook “Like” Case Shows Judges Can Get Technology Right
Jurisprudence
Sept. 11 2013 2:25 PMTexas Hold ’EmThe state refuses to allow same-sex couples married elsewhere to get divorced. Is this the next constitutional showdown over marriage equality?
Doublex
Sept. 4 2013 6:09 PMNo Justice for Cherice MoralesThe judge in the Montana rape case made a terrible decision, but caving to public pressure is worse.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 26 2013 6:16 PMGrumpy Old JusticesScalia and Ginsburg are really disappointed in the Supreme Court. But only one of them is right to be.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 21 2013 6:05 PMHate PreachAn American brags that he's the father of the Ugandan anti-gay movement. Can he be prosecuted in the U.S.?
Doublex
Aug. 13 2013 5:09 PMCan You Name Your Baby Messiah?One judge in Tennessee says no. Should courts be allowed to change awful names like Tiny Hooker or Adolf Hitler?
Jurisprudence
Aug. 7 2013 11:25 AMKen Cuccinelli’s Sodomy ObsessionThe frightening legal implications of the Virginia politician’s crusade against oral and anal sex.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 1 2013 2:32 PMAll Corporations Go to HeavenThe Supreme Court will soon decide if CEOs can impose their religious convictions on the people who work for them.
Jurisprudence
July 24 2013 11:20 AMWhat’s the Matter With North Carolina?The state went from beacon of tolerance to bastion of voter suppression in a month.
Jurisprudence
July 17 2013 1:31 PMWhat’s Left (Part 3)Reader suggestions on the progressive agenda.
Politics
July 3 2013 11:06 AMWhat’s Left? (Part 2)Our progressive—and popular—wish list.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Oct. 8 2013 6:32 PMPoor Little Rich GuysThe Supreme Court clamors to protect the right of Richie Rich, Scrooge McDuck, and the Koch brothers to further corrupt American politics.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 4 2013 1:49 PMShutdown SlapdownA federal judge tells Congress what it can do with its urgent “Fast and Furious” litigation.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 3 2013 7:22 AMThe End of the Reasonable ObserverThe 2013 term at the Supreme Court may prove the last gasp of Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy.
Entertaining
Sept. 24 2013 1:16 PMEntertaining Rule No. 15: Provide Liquid Soap
Low Concept
Sept. 12 2013 11:21 AMParents Left BehindHow public school reforms are turning American parents into dummies.
Books
Sept. 6 2013 12:00 PMJerusalemA wrathful, outraged book about healing and reconciliation.
Doublex
Aug. 29 2013 5:05 PMA Spectacularly Awful Week in RapeWhen courts can’t get even the easy cases right, we’re in big trouble.
The XX Factor
Aug. 23 2013 11:45 AMAntoinette Tuff Had Empathy for the Georgia School Gunman. We Can Learn a Lot From Her.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 15 2013 5:49 PMDavid Morgan Is Wrong, Terribly WrongTwo Florida cops shot an innocent, unarmed man in his own driveway. And then their sheriff started talking.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 9 2013 4:28 PMBreast ReductionThe “I ♥ boobies” case could decide the fate of free speech for students.
Low Concept
Aug. 2 2013 6:00 PMThe Lost Sexual Harassment CourseTake the online sexual harassment course that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner never had.
Doublex
July 25 2013 4:03 PMCry of the Republican Male SenatorNina Pillard is Obama’s choice for D.C. Circuit Court judge. Nina Pillard is a liberal woman. Ergo Nina Pillard is a radical feminist.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2013 5:14 PMVirginia Is CorruptIt’s shocking what Gov. McDonnell and attorney general Cuccinelli get away with, thanks to the state’s lax ethics laws.
Jurisprudence
July 15 2013 6:40 PMWhy Did They Let Her on the Zimmerman Jury?The strange, strange case of juror B37.
Jurisprudence
July 1 2013 11:32 AMWhat’s Left?Have progressives abandoned every cause save gay marriage?

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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.