Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

Jurisprudence
July 19 2018 8:21 PMMichael Anton’s Op-Ed on Ending Birthright Citizenship Is Racist, Ahistorical Gobbledygook
Brow Beat
July 18 2018 5:19 PMThe Trailer for the New RBG Biopic Says “Freedom” Isn’t in the Constitution. Wait, What?
The Slatest
July 16 2018 4:58 PMTrump-Appointed Judge Bemoans the “Moral Tragedy” of Abortion, Accuses Lower Court of Anti-Christian Bias
Jurisprudence
July 11 2018 5:41 PMLiberty for Whom?Brett Kavanaugh has spent his career protecting polluters, scammers, corporations, and gun sellers.
Jurisprudence
July 9 2018 9:56 PMHow Brett Kavanaugh Will Gut Roe v. WadeDonald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has shown us precisely how he’ll do it.
The Slatest
July 5 2018 5:21 PMPruitt Failed to Sabotage the EPAHis successor will be masterful at it.
Jurisprudence
July 2 2018 5:31 PMThe Sad Delusion of Anthony Kennedy Conspiracy TheoriesThe justice retired under Trump because he’s happy to leave his legacy in Trump’s hands.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2018 4:01 PMA New Lochner EraIn the early 20th century, the Supreme Court systematically gutted regulations to favor business and attack organized labor. Those dark days have returned.
Jurisprudence
June 27 2018 6:03 PMThe End of RoeAnthony Kennedy’s retirement ensures the Supreme Court will allow states to outlaw abortion.
The Slatest
June 27 2018 2:21 PMJustice Anthony Kennedy Retires, Paving Way for Donald Trump to Reshape the Supreme Court
Jurisprudence
June 26 2018 4:13 PMAnthony Kennedy Stands DownThe justice’s Trump-friendly votes on the travel ban and crisis pregnancy centers show he’s done playing the role of the wise centrist.
Jurisprudence
June 25 2018 6:36 PMSam vs. SoniaAlito believes states deserve our sympathy in voting rights disputes. Sotomayor thinks minority voters do. So far, Alito is winning.
Jurisprudence
June 24 2018 5:56 PMSotomayor, Fourth Amendment VisionaryHow the Supreme Court vindicated the justice’s prescient theory of digital privacy.
Jurisprudence
June 21 2018 5:55 PMElena Kagan Is Up to SomethingIs the liberal justice drifting to the right, or is she playing the long game with her conservative colleagues?
Jurisprudence
June 20 2018 5:00 PMTrump Fixed Nothing TodayBy trading the policy of family separation for one of indefinite detention, the president has only deepened the legal and moral crisis.
The Slatest
July 19 2018 3:38 PMGOP Senator Defects, Sinks Trump Judicial Nominee With History of Racist Writings
The Slatest
July 17 2018 5:51 PMNorth Carolina Republicans’ Latest Judicial Power Grab May Have Backfired Spectacularly
Jurisprudence
July 16 2018 4:19 PMGround Zero in the War on Voting RightsNew Hampshire Republicans passed a bill to suppress the student vote. Democrats have one last chance to defeat it.
Jurisprudence
July 10 2018 2:57 PMTrump’s Office of Refugee Resettlement Is Budgeting for a Surge in Child SeparationsThe agency is planning to move funds for refugees and HIV/AIDS patients to cover the possible costs.
Jurisprudence
July 9 2018 5:55 AMA Post-Roe Road MapThe Iowa Supreme Court shows how judges can protect abortion rights when the federal judiciary won’t.
Jurisprudence
July 3 2018 1:35 PMSusan Collins Could Save Roe v. WadeShe won’t.
Jurisprudence
July 2 2018 3:54 PMKneecapping Unions and Weaponizing the First AmendmentDiscussing the big cases of the Supreme Court term.
Jurisprudence
June 28 2018 4:09 PMPartisan Gerrymandering Is About to Get Much WorseHow the post-Kennedy Supreme Court could roll back progressive voting rights reforms.
Jurisprudence
June 27 2018 3:36 PMAnthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as a Gay Rights Hero
Jurisprudence
June 27 2018 11:09 AMGorsuch Casts Decisive Vote as Supreme Court Crushes Public Sector Unions
Jurisprudence
June 26 2018 11:23 AMIn Bitterly Divided Ruling, Five Republican-Appointed Justices Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban
Jurisprudence
June 25 2018 11:54 AMNeil Gorsuch Declares War on the Voting Rights ActThe Supreme Court justice believes the law does not prohibit racial gerrymandering. He’s dangerously wrong.
Jurisprudence
June 22 2018 11:41 AMA Historic Victory for PrivacyIn a landmark 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court rules that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location records.
The Slatest
June 20 2018 6:24 PMKris Kobach’s Office Delays Compliance with Court Order, Questions the Meaning of “Immediately”
Politics
June 20 2018 1:07 PMHow the Senate Can Stop Trump’s Child Separation PolicyRefuse to confirm any of Trump’s judicial nominees.

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