Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

Family
May 24 2018 9:07 AMMy Flailing BoyhoodFor bookish gay kids like me, sports were a crucible that laid bare our secret.
The Slatest
May 23 2018 5:31 PMNew Hampshire Just Created a “Death Benefit” for Teachers “Killed in the Line of Duty”
Jurisprudence
May 22 2018 5:44 PMEpic DistortionNeil Gorsuch’s ruling on mandatory arbitration clauses doesn’t reflect the reality of American labor relations.
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.
Future Tense
May 23 2018 5:40 PMJudge: Trump Can’t Block Twitter UsersDespite the novel nature of the claim here, Buchwald’s ruling hews closely to established First Amendment principles.
The Slatest
May 23 2018 2:28 PMFederal Judge Vindicates Gavin Grimm, Who Sued His School to Use the Boys’ Bathroom
The Slatest
May 21 2018 12:27 PMNeil Gorsuch Just Demolished Labor RightsHis decision, a frontal attack on the New Deal, effectively legalizes wage theft.
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)

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