Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

The Slatest
May 18 2018 3:56 PMNo, Aaron Schlossberg Will Not Be Disbarred Over His Racist Rant
Jurisprudence
May 16 2018 5:18 PMBad LiarsICE claimed a Dreamer was “gang-affiliated” and tried to deport him. A federal judge ruled that ICE was lying.
Jurisprudence
May 14 2018 5:50 PMThree Cheers for FederalismJustice Alito’s fantastic opinion striking down the federal ban on sports betting shows federalism can be good for liberals.
Politics
May 10 2018 7:10 PMThe Privilege of 911White people should call the police less. Minorities should be able to call them more.
Jurisprudence
May 8 2018 5:09 PMSchneiderman Has Always Been DispensableThe legal battle against the Trump administration is better off without the disgraced attorney general.
Jurisprudence
May 4 2018 5:50 PMBad Day for CBPA New Hampshire court just delivered a humiliating blow to Trump’s Customs and Border Protection agency.
Life
May 3 2018 3:28 PMThe Triumph of Transgender Rights in New Hampshire Is a GOP Rebuke to Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions
Life
May 2 2018 11:56 AM“I Structured My Entire Life Around Serving My Country”A transgender man explains why he’s suing President Donald Trump to join the Air Force.
Jurisprudence
April 30 2018 6:24 PMTrump’s War on Trans Americans Is About to Face a CounterattackThe administration is preparing to gut health care protections for transgender people, but civil rights advocates are ready.
The Slatest
April 26 2018 2:17 PMAppeals Court Lets Florida Keep Nation’s Worst Policy on Felons’ Voting Rights
Jurisprudence
April 24 2018 5:44 PMTrump Judge Judges TrumpilyIn his first opinion, one of the president’s new appointees argued rich people have a constitutional right to buy elections.
Jurisprudence
April 19 2018 6:02 PMThe Humiliation of Kris KobachA judge’s contempt order exposes how he broke the law—then tried to throw his staffers under the bus.
Jurisprudence
April 18 2018 3:54 PMA Milestone for Ruth Bader GinsburgFor the first time ever, the justice had the honor of assigning a majority opinion for the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
April 16 2018 3:21 PMThe Supreme Court Is Terrible at Hiring Diverse Law Clerks, but Neil Gorsuch Is Surprisingly Good at It
Jurisprudence
April 13 2018 3:48 PMHow an Anti-KKK Law Could Bring Down a Notorious Voter-Suppression Group
Politics
May 17 2018 4:56 PMTrump Doesn’t Need to Explain Which Immigrants He Thinks Are “Animals”His actions tell us enough.
Jurisprudence
May 15 2018 7:43 PMRBG’s Groundbreaking Opinion in McCoy Revives Criminal Defendants’ Right to Autonomy
Jurisprudence
May 14 2018 12:50 PMCalifornia Is Disenfranchising Thousands of Voters Based on Their HandwritingAnd state officials are still defending the practice. Why?
Jurisprudence
May 10 2018 3:18 PMJohn Roberts’ Long GameHow much damage did Trinity Lutheran do to the separation of church and state? The New Mexico Supreme Court assesses.
Jurisprudence
May 7 2018 7:04 PMClarence Thomas’ Wife Is Spreading a Conspiracy Theory About a Soros-Backed “Coup”Just another day in the ethical mess at the Supreme Court.
The Slatest
May 4 2018 2:02 PMWhy a Judge Delivered a Courtroom Tirade Challenging Mueller’s Authority to Charge Paul Manafort
Jurisprudence
May 2 2018 5:59 PMWhat the Koch Brothers’ Money BuysInternal emails from George Mason University show how cash turns into special favors.
Jurisprudence
May 1 2018 4:49 PMTime’s Up for Harvey WeinsteinWhy Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against the film executive is such a brilliant gambit.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2018 6:53 PMThe “Judicial Resistance” Didn’t Save DACAJeff Sessions’ ineptitude did.
Jurisprudence
April 25 2018 6:40 PMJust Another Day in CourtThe Supreme Court treated Donald Trump’s travel ban like any other case. That’s a terrible sign.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2018 5:55 AMTrump’s Going to WinWhy the Supreme Court will probably uphold the president’s travel ban.
The Slatest
April 19 2018 12:57 PMTrump Judicial Nominee Probably Didn’t Call Undocumented Immigrants “Maggots” (Updated Post)
Jurisprudence
April 17 2018 5:22 PMNeil Gorsuch’s Long GameWhy the justice sided with the Supreme Court’s liberals to protect immigrants from deportation.
Food
April 16 2018 5:57 AMIs That Empty Air in Your Chip Bag a Scam? Maybe, but Not in Court.
Life
April 11 2018 5:56 PMReturn of the Gender LineWhy the Wing, a women-only social club in New York and D.C., is getting away with violating human rights law.

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