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
Sept. 12 2017 5:29 PMFacts WinWhy a New Hampshire judge blocked the state’s new voter suppression law.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 8 2017 5:03 PMCake WreckThe Trump administration’s brief in the Supreme Court's anti-gay baker case is cynical, dishonest, and embarrassing.
The Slatest
Sept. 6 2017 5:07 PMThe Slow Death of DACA Will Be a Rolling Catastrophe That Trump Can’t Escape  
The Slatest
Sept. 5 2017 12:53 PMJeff Sessions Spews Nativist Lies While Explaining Why Trump Is Killing DACA
Outward
Sept. 1 2017 4:30 PMA Midshipman Explains Why He’s Suing to Block Trump’s Ban on Trans Troops
Jurisprudence
Aug. 31 2017 4:52 PMNot Even Close to ConstitutionalWhy a judge blocked the most controversial provisions of Texas’ anti–sanctuary city bill.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 29 2017 6:32 PMJudging Neil GorsuchThe justice’s speech at the Trump Hotel isn’t unethical. He should skip it anyway.
Outward
Aug. 28 2017 1:04 PMTrump’s Trans Troops Ban May Be on a Fast Track to the Supreme Court
Jurisprudence
Aug. 25 2017 5:48 PMConsequences in TexasThe GOP’s racist attack on minority voting rights might finally backfire.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 14 2017 7:34 PMThe Guns WonCharlottesville showed that our First Amendment jurisprudence hasn’t reckoned with our Second Amendment reality.
Outward
Aug. 9 2017 12:40 PMWhy the First Lawsuit Against Trump’s Trans Troops Ban Is So Ingenious
Jurisprudence
Aug. 7 2017 10:26 AMSessions’ Marijuana Crackdown May Still Be ComingThe attorney general’s own experts recommend respecting states’ experiments with legalization. He’ll probably ignore them.
The Slatest
Aug. 3 2017 1:20 PMEmails Reveal Customs and Border Protection’s Lawlessness During Trump’s First Travel Ban
The Slatest
Aug. 1 2017 1:59 PMMassachusetts Governor Sides With Trump Over State Supreme Court on Immigration
Future Tense
July 28 2017 2:07 PMFederal Court: Public Officials Cannot Block Social Media Users Because of Their Criticism
Jurisprudence
Sept. 11 2017 6:36 PMOne Cheer for Betsy DeVosThe secretary of education is right that colleges trample on the rights of accused sexual assailants.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 7 2017 4:10 PMTrump Says Dreamers “Have Nothing to Worry About”He pledges “no action!” on DACA beneficiaries during the next six months. Here’s exactly what that means.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 5 2017 6:23 PMThe United States Cannot Be TrustedDreamers and transgender troops took the government at its word. Both groups got betrayed.
The Slatest
Sept. 1 2017 5:23 PMGOP Attorney General Who Once Urged Trump to Kill DACA: Please Don’t Kill DACA!
Outward
Aug. 31 2017 6:01 PM“An Unprecedented Betrayal”: Former Military Leaders Condemn Trump’s Trans Troops Ban
Outward
Aug. 30 2017 10:01 AMNo, Mattis Did Not Freeze Trump’s Transgender Troops Ban
Jurisprudence
Aug. 28 2017 6:28 PMThe GOP Wants DACA DeadHow Republicans are extorting Trump into deporting 800,000 young people.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 26 2017 3:26 PMThe Arpaio Pardon Is a Bad Sign for the Mueller InvestigationTrump has always wanted to stifle judicial oversight. Now he’s shown he will.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 15 2017 5:50 PMWhite Nationalist Rule Is Already HereDonald Trump is considering pardoning Joe Arpaio for his illegal reign of racist terror.
The Slatest
Aug. 10 2017 12:20 PMAfter Obama’s 2008 Win, Indiana GOP Added Early Voting in White Suburb, Cut It in Indianapolis
Jurisprudence
Aug. 8 2017 5:15 PMThe Purges Are ComingJeff Sessions’ Justice Department just took a major stand against voting rights. It’s now up to the Supreme Court to protect the rolls.
Outward
Aug. 3 2017 2:01 PMAmericans Overwhelmingly Support Open Transgender Military Service
Jurisprudence
Aug. 2 2017 5:01 PMThe Clarence Thomas TakeoverThe justice has spent his career pushing a fringy, right-wing ideology. Now, he has an army of acolytes who can make his vision a reality.
Outward
Aug. 1 2017 12:10 PMThe Fight Against Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Isn’t Over
Outward
July 28 2017 10:53 AMThe Navy Doctor Who Pushed for Trans Troops to Serve Openly Pushes Back on Trump’s Ban

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