Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

Jurisprudence
Feb. 28 2017 6:25 PMCan Good Judges Stop Jeff Sessions?The Department of Justice used to be on the right side in voting rights cases. Now it’s up to the federal bench to stop discrimination.
The XX Factor
Feb. 23 2017 5:43 PMFederal Judge Blocks Topless Ban, Ruling It Likely Violates Equal Protection
Jurisprudence
Feb. 23 2017 5:45 AMDocs vs. Glocks Shows the Threat to Free Speech Is the Pro-Gun RightFlorida Republicans argue that the Second Amendment trumps the First Amendment. They’re wrong.
The Slatest
Feb. 22 2017 1:09 PMSupreme Court Rules in Favor of Black Man Whose Lawyer Called Racist “Expert” to the Stand
Jurisprudence
Feb. 21 2017 1:48 PMJustice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal InjectionIn a striking dissent, the justice slams the “horrifying deaths” that result from “our most cruel experiment yet.”
The Slatest
Feb. 17 2017 11:48 AMHere’s the Plan for the “Deportation Force” Pence and Ryan Denied Would Ever Exist
Outward
Feb. 16 2017 3:18 PMWashington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couple
Jurisprudence
Feb. 15 2017 3:18 PM“You Weren’t Born in This Country”An alarming arrest raises concerns about the lawlessness of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
The XX Factor
Feb. 14 2017 2:19 PMWhy Oklahoma’s Anti-Abortion Fetal “Host” Bill Is So Noxiously Unconstitutional
The XX Factor
Feb. 14 2017 11:12 AMEEOC Continues Fight Against Trans Discrimination Despite “Administration-Related Changes”
Outward
Feb. 13 2017 11:46 AMNeil Gorsuch Has Gay Friends. Who Cares?
Jurisprudence
Feb. 10 2017 1:35 PMSee You in Court … MaybeThe Department of Justice has four options to salvage Trump’s immigration ban. Only one makes sense.
The Slatest
Feb. 9 2017 7:02 PMThe 9th Circuit’s Broad Ruling Is a Massive Blow to Trump’s Immigration Ban
Low Concept
Feb. 8 2017 7:58 PMThis So-Called Supreme Court NomineePredicting Donald Trump’s tweets in response to Neil Gorsuch’s insubordination.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 8 2017 2:15 PMTrump Said He Wanted a Muslim BanWill the courts use the president's own statements to declare his executive order unconstitutional?
Outward
Feb. 24 2017 7:08 PMSupreme Court Reprimands Anti-LGBTQ Groups for Misgendering Trans Student Gavin Grimm
The Slatest
Feb. 23 2017 5:21 PMSpicer: Trump Supports States’ Right to Discriminate Against Trans Kids but Not to Legalize Pot
Outward
Feb. 22 2017 1:24 PMReport: Sessions and Trump Forced DeVos to Rescind Trans School Protections Over Her Objections
The Slatest
Feb. 21 2017 5:07 PMAppeals Court Rules that Second Amendment Doesn’t Protect Right to Assault Weapons
Jurisprudence
Feb. 17 2017 3:21 PMIs ICE Out of Control?Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.
The Slatest
Feb. 16 2017 4:47 PMICE Agents Arrest Alleged Victim of Domestic Violence, Likely Acting on Tip From Her Abuser
Outward
Feb. 16 2017 12:46 PMFederal Judge Orders South Carolina to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates
The Slatest
Feb. 14 2017 4:41 PMThe North Carolina Supreme Court Just Blocked Republicans’ Unlawful Election Board Power Grab
The Slatest
Feb. 14 2017 12:40 PMMaryland’s Republican Governor, Who Once Disavowed Trump, Won’t Let State Sue Against Travel Ban
The Slatest
Feb. 13 2017 5:19 PMJustice Alito Declares “Carbon Dioxide Is Not a Pollutant” in a Candid, Confused Speech
The XX Factor
Feb. 10 2017 5:42 PMFlorida Bill Letting Women Sue Doctors for Terminating Their Pregnancies Passes Out of Subcommittee
Jurisprudence
Feb. 10 2017 11:16 AMSolitary Confinement Is a Great American ShameA new court ruling takes important steps to rein in inhumane incarceration. Will the Supreme Court be next?
Jurisprudence
Feb. 9 2017 4:37 PM“We Should Stand on the Right Side of the Law and the Right Side of History”Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring explains why his state joined the legal fight against Trump’s executive order.
The Slatest
Feb. 8 2017 4:12 PMCourt Strikes Another Blow Against the Attempted Legislative Coup in North Carolina
Jurisprudence
Feb. 7 2017 7:50 PM“Just Following Orders”Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration ban.

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