Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers the law and LGBTQ issues.

The Slatest
March 30 2016 10:53 AMSCOTUS Gets It Right on a Big Sixth Amendment Case, Thanks to Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 28 2016 6:17 PMSamuel Alito’s Sixth Amendment DenialismThe Supreme Court justice only accepts the reality of American legal history when it aligns with his judicial ideology.
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March 28 2016 10:44 AMGeorgia Governor Vetoes Discriminatory North Carolina-Style “Religious Liberty” Bill
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March 24 2016 11:39 AMNorth Carolina’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law Is Vicious, Shameful, and Unconstitutional
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March 22 2016 1:50 PMHRC’s Endorsement of a Republican Senator Is Almost Unbelievably Obtuse
The Slatest
March 21 2016 3:35 PMThe Supreme Court Basically Just Expanded the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms
Jurisprudence
March 16 2016 6:14 PMMerrick Garland Is Being Smeared as an Anti-Gun NutConservatives are trying to paint him as a warrior against the Second Amendment. They have no evidence for that whatsoever.
Jurisprudence
March 15 2016 5:07 PMBig-Government RepublicansThe GOP’s latest attempt to ban abortion shows the party’s limited government rhetoric is a fraud.
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March 9 2016 12:59 PMThat Ruling Against Marriage Equality in Puerto Rico Will Be Overturned Very, Very Quickly
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March 2 2016 10:49 AMSouth Dakota Gov. Sees Sense, Vetoes Major Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill
Jurisprudence
March 1 2016 2:07 PMElena Kagan Is the Best Writer on the Supreme CourtHer dissent in Lockhart v. United States shows she’s also Antonin Scalia’s unlikely intellectual heir.
The Slatest
Feb. 29 2016 11:58 AMClarence Thomas Just Asked His First Question in a Decade on the Supreme Court
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Feb. 25 2016 8:30 AMMeet the Young, Queer Texas Democrat Campaigning on Grindr and Tinder 
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Feb. 23 2016 12:46 PMWatch Bernie Sanders’ Fervid Denunciation of an Anti-Gay Congressman in 1995
The Slatest
Feb. 22 2016 2:43 PMWhat It Was Like at the Supreme Court Without Scalia on Monday  
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March 29 2016 1:44 PMNorth Carolina Attorney General Refuses to Defend Unconstitutional Anti-LGBTQ Law
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March 28 2016 11:33 AMThe ACLU Sues to Stop North Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ Law—and Protect Trans People Nationwide
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March 25 2016 11:38 AMCharlotte Observer: Our Governor Joined the Ranks of George Wallace and Orval Faubus
The Slatest
March 23 2016 2:38 PMThe Kennedy Question That Could Doom the Government’s Contraceptive Mandate Accommodation 
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 22 2016 11:36 AMBlocked VotingWas Virginia’s clearly racist gerrymandering unconstitutional?
The Breakfast Table
March 17 2016 5:45 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 6: OK, Garland is an amazingly qualified, brilliant judge. He’s still a bad choice.
The Breakfast Table
March 16 2016 12:19 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 1: Merrick Garland is an extraordinarily disappointing choice.
The Slatest
March 14 2016 2:04 PMThe Smear Campaign Against Potential SCOTUS Nominee Jane Kelly Is an Attack on the Constitution
The Slatest
March 2 2016 2:09 PMA Killer RBG Question Reveals the Most Important Fact of the Texas Abortion Case at SCOTUS
Brow Beat
March 2 2016 8:02 AMThe People v. OJ Simpson Is the Rare Basic Cable Show That Uses the F-Word. Why Is It Allowed to Do That?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Feb. 29 2016 6:22 PMWelcome to the Show, Clarence ThomasWith Scalia absent and gun rights on the line, the famously quiet justice finally spoke up. It’s just what the court needed.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 26 2016 2:37 PMThe Chief Justice’s Biggest DecisionJohn Roberts can either moderate his views or let himself drift into irrelevance. 
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Feb. 24 2016 12:48 PMKentucky’s Separate-but-Equal Marriage Bill Is So Extreme, Even Kim Davis Opposes It
Supreme Court Dispatches
Feb. 23 2016 7:30 AMThe First Day of the New Supreme CourtWithout Antonin Scalia on the bench, the court’s liberals spoke up and won out.
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Feb. 22 2016 9:31 AMGeorgia Is Poised to Pass a Vicious Anti-Gay Law. So This Georgia Company Decided to Move.

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