Leon Neyfakh
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Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

The Slatest
Aug. 18 2017 4:27 PMBannon’s Exit Gave Trump a Perfect Opening to Distance Himself From White Nationalism. He Didn’t Take It.
The Gist
Aug. 15 2017 6:56 PMWhy Are Police Unions So Aggressive?Former Boston cop Tom Nolan on why many police unions are angry at the public.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 3 2017 5:39 PMThe Shadow Civil Rights DivisionCareer Justice Department officials don’t want to do the bidding of Trump and Sessions. Enter the political appointees.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 1 2017 10:15 AMLeaks on a PlatterWhy a war on “leakers” waged by the Sessions DOJ will have zero credibility.
Brow Beat
July 28 2017 7:33 AMSNL’s Kyle Mooney on His Bonkers First Movie and Why His Sketches Get “Cut for Time”
Crime
July 24 2017 9:52 PM“The Most Innocent Victim”What the response to a police shooting sounds like when a black cop kills a white woman.
Politics
July 20 2017 12:55 PMEverybody Hates Civil ForfeitureSo why does Jeff Sessions love it?
Books
July 18 2017 2:37 PMThe Chickenshit ClubA new book indicts the Justice Department with a fiery passion. So why do its arguments feel so inert?
Jurisprudence
July 11 2017 11:30 PMChristopher Wray Will Not Be Trump’s StoogeThe president wants his FBI director to do his bidding. Too bad he’s nominated another James Comey.
The Slatest
July 5 2017 11:42 AMNYPD Officer Shot Dead in Bronx in “Unprovoked Attack”
The Slatest
June 29 2017 12:03 PMTrump’s Lawyers Planned to Retaliate Against Comey for Leaking. Their Rationale for Deciding Against It Is Revealing.
Jurisprudence
June 26 2017 5:56 AM“The Most Important Unknown Person in D.C.”As the Russia investigation deepens, Scott Schools has become the conscience of the DOJ.
Jurisprudence
June 16 2017 7:21 PMWhat Does Trump Want From Rosenstein?A good faith effort to understand the purpose of Trump’s angry tweet.
The Slatest
June 14 2017 7:08 PMFBI Investigating Trump for Obstruction of Justice, Washington Post Reports
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 10:50 AMJeff Sessions’ Job InterviewThe attorney general will have one goal when he testifies before the Senate: Please the boss.
Brow Beat
Aug. 17 2017 1:59 PMThe Viral Vice Documentary Was the Perfect Rebuke to Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks
The Slatest
Aug. 3 2017 6:37 PMBob Mueller Has Impaneled a Grand Jury, Giving New Teeth to the Russia Investigation
The Slatest
Aug. 1 2017 6:52 PMThe New FBI Director’s First Task: Inform Trump He Doesn’t Run the FBI
The Slatest
July 28 2017 4:20 PMReport: Russian Propaganda Czar Was Murdered in D.C. Before Planned 2015 Meeting With Feds
Jurisprudence
July 26 2017 1:12 PMShould He Stay or Should He Go?Some progressives want Jeff Sessions to defy Trump and keep his job. Others are desperate for the attorney general to leave the DOJ. Who’s right?
Jurisprudence
July 20 2017 3:17 PMHe Didn’t Have to Do ItIt seemed like a no-brainer at the time, but Jeff Sessions’ recusal decision now looks like the most surprising—and consequential—move of the Trump presidency.
The Slatest
July 19 2017 1:35 PMTrump Proves He’s Open-Minded on Voter Fraud Like Tobacco Companies Were Open-Minded on Cancer
Jurisprudence
July 14 2017 4:16 PMExcuses, ExcusesJared Kushner and Jeff Sessions both failed to disclose their Russia meetings to the FBI. One has a better explanation than the other.
Jurisprudence
July 11 2017 4:04 PMHow Trump’s DOJ Will Try to Purge Voter RollsAnd what states can do to fight back.
The Slatest
June 30 2017 12:55 PMThe Dark Prince of Voter Fraud Alarmism is Joining the Trump Administration
The Slatest
June 27 2017 5:41 PMChicago Grand Jury Indicts Three Officers for Alleged Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting
The Slatest
June 17 2017 4:47 PMPhilando Castile Should Be the NRA’s Perfect Cause Célèbre. There’s Just One Problem.
The Slatest
June 15 2017 10:03 AMTrump Loyalists Tarred One of Mueller’s Investigators as a Democratic Donor. They Had the Wrong Guy.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 8:56 PMSessions Sticks to His FictionWhy the attorney general is still lying about James Comey's firing.
The Slatest
June 9 2017 4:28 PMTrump Accuses Comey of Giving False Testimony, Says He’ll Meet With Special Counsel Under Oath

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