Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

The Slatest
Oct. 11 2018 12:26 PMWashington Supreme Court Outlaws Death Penalty in the State for Good
The Slatest
Oct. 10 2018 1:46 PMNorth Dakota’s Voter ID Law Will Disenfranchise Thousands of Native Americans, Imperiling Heitkamp
Jurisprudence
Oct. 5 2018 6:11 PMSusan Collins’ Bad FaithHer pro-Kavanaugh speech on the Senate floor was an insult to Americans’ intelligence.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 3 2018 6:10 PMLiberals Courted Neil Gorsuch’s Vote to Strike Down a Terrible Sex Offender LawThey’re playing with fire.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 1 2018 5:55 PMBrett Kavanaugh Missed His Chance to Kill the Dusky Gopher FrogThe Supreme Court’s conservatives don’t have the votes to kneecap the Endangered Species Act. Yet.
Politics
Sept. 27 2018 10:21 PMDemocrats Could’ve Exposed Kavanaugh’s Dodges and Deceptions. They Blew It.
The Slatest
Sept. 27 2018 2:57 PMRachel Mitchell’s Interrogation of Christine Blasey Ford Quickly Devolved Into an Embarrassment
The Slatest
Sept. 26 2018 3:46 PMMaryland Authorities Have No Choice but to Investigate the New Allegations Against Kavanaugh
Jurisprudence
Sept. 24 2018 3:36 PMNoel Francisco Can’t Be TrustedMeet the unethical Trump loyalist who’ll oversee the Mueller probe if Rod Rosenstein is ousted.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2018 7:35 PMThe Court Without KavanaughThe key cases that will be affected if Trump’s nominee doesn’t get confirmed in September.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 16 2018 3:36 PMChristine Blasey Ford Must Be HeardBrett Kavanaugh’s confirmation can’t proceed until his accuser has a chance to testify.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 13 2018 5:37 PMWhy Voting in New York Is So Horrifically Screwed UpBlame a dysfunctional state government, technophobia, and illegal purges.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 11 2018 7:43 PMWhen Fact-Checking Becomes CensorshipFacebook has empowered a conservative magazine to suppress liberal viewpoints.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 7 2018 7:10 PMAn Excruciating Juxtaposition of Trauma and CluelessnessThe last day of the Kavanaugh hearings revealed the enormous gulf between the nominee’s supporters and the victims of his jurisprudence.
The Slatest
Sept. 6 2018 4:17 PMReport: Clarence Thomas’ Wife Hired an Assistant Who Wrote “I Hate Blacks”
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Oct. 10 2018 6:24 PMAppeals Court Signals That It Might Rule in Favor of Trump’s Transgender Troop Ban
Jurisprudence
Oct. 9 2018 5:47 PMBrett Kavanaugh’s First Day on the Bench Was Disturbingly NormalDemocrats hoping for the liberal bloc to disregard or ostracize the new Supreme Court justice will be sorely disappointed.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 4 2018 6:53 PMHow Liberals Could Declare War on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme CourtHis confirmation might pave the way for a full-blown constitutional crisis.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 2 2018 6:36 PMJohn Roberts, Swing VoteThe chief justice looks poised to join the liberals in a major death-penalty case.
The Slatest
Sept. 28 2018 6:32 PMThe #MeToo Activists Who Confronted Jeff Flake Brought Victims Back to the Center of the Kavanaugh Debate
The Slatest
Sept. 27 2018 4:06 PMBrett Kavanaugh’s Opening Statement Was a Defiant Howl of Rage Against Democrats
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2018 7:18 PMThe Federal Courts Are Ready to Dismantle RoeWhile the Senate fights over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, conservative judges prepare for him to strike down abortion rights.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 24 2018 10:17 PMThe Most Alarming Thing About Brett Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview
Jurisprudence
Sept. 21 2018 4:24 PMIs Ed Whelan’s Conspiracy the Best the GOP Has?Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is in dire straits.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2018 7:35 PMBrett Kavanaugh Can Be Held Accountable for His Alleged Actions at Age 17The Senate need not punish the Supreme Court nominee. It must determine if he’s telling the truth.
The Slatest
Sept. 14 2018 11:43 AMReport: Woman Accused Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of High School–Era Sexual Misconduct
Jurisprudence
Sept. 12 2018 6:50 PMRick Scott Is Preparing to Pack the State Supreme Court After His Term EndsThis will end badly.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 10 2018 6:35 PMThe Judicial Assault on Roe v. Wade Has BegunWith Kavanaugh’s confirmation imminent, anti-abortion judges are declaring war on the right to choose.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 6 2018 10:31 PMBrett Kavanaugh Is Cherry-Picking the Cases He Says Count as PrecedentIn his confirmation hearings, the judge is disregarding important rulings protecting abortion and same-sex marriage rights.
The Slatest
Sept. 6 2018 10:58 AMLeaked Email Shows Kavanaugh Questioned Whether Roe Was “Settled Law”

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