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
Feb. 8 2017 2:15 PMTrump Said He Wanted a Muslim BanWill the courts use the president's own statements to declare his executive order unconstitutional?
The XX Factor
Feb. 7 2017 6:03 PMWhy Melania Trump’s Own Lawyer Is Arguing She Would Have Made Millions Exploiting Her Role
Jurisprudence
Feb. 6 2017 7:08 PMChecks? Never Heard of Them. Balances? Forget About It.Donald Trump’s unnerving belief that the judiciary’s purpose is to stay out of his way.
Outward
Feb. 3 2017 5:09 PMVirginia’s Eloquent Lawsuit Brilliantly Connects the Muslim Ban to Segregation
Jurisprudence
Feb. 1 2017 7:58 PMTrump Versus EveryoneA comprehensive guide to the lawsuits against the president’s executive order.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 31 2017 11:40 PMNeil Gorsuch Is Nothing Like Donald TrumpHe’s principled, dexterous, and eloquent.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 30 2017 10:18 PM“We Can’t Discuss That”At Dulles Airport, Trump’s Customs and Border Protection officers are accountable to no one.
The Slatest
Jan. 30 2017 7:00 PMJustice Department Refuses to Defend Trump’s Immigration Executive Order
The Slatest
Jan. 28 2017 10:10 PMJudge Blocks Part of Trump’s Muslim Ban as a Likely Violation of the Constitution
Outward
Jan. 27 2017 5:01 PMDue to “Administration-Related Changes,” the EEOC May Withdraw From a Trans Rights Case
The XX Factor
Jan. 27 2017 12:37 PMLet Chief Justice John Roberts Explain Why the Global Gag Rule Is Unconstitutional
Jurisprudence
Jan. 25 2017 2:27 PMDonald Trump’s Vote Fraud Investigation Will Finish What the GOP StartedThe president’s bogus claims will give Republicans the cover they need to ramp up voter suppression nationwide.
Outward
Jan. 23 2017 5:10 PMThe Trump-Era Assault on Marriage Equality Has Begun in Texas
Outward
Jan. 17 2017 8:30 AMMississippi Governor: Some Gay People Become Straight, and Lots of Them Bully Christians
Jurisprudence
Jan. 9 2017 6:46 PMDeath to the GerrymanderHow Paul Smith might defeat unconstitutional redistricting once and for all.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 7 2017 7:50 PM“Just Following Orders”Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration ban.
Outward
Feb. 7 2017 9:59 AMHow Gay Rights Decisions Are Helping the Legal Case Against Trump’s Muslim Ban
Jurisprudence
Feb. 4 2017 3:12 PMWhy Judge Robart Blocked the Muslim BanThere’s no constitutional way to implement an unconstitutional order. 
The XX Factor
Feb. 3 2017 3:34 PMHow Trump’s Muslim Ban Illegally Denies Thousands of Americans Their Marriage Rights
Outward
Feb. 1 2017 2:13 PMHow Would Gorsuch Rule on Anti-LGBTQ Laws? Some Disturbing Clues.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 31 2017 10:14 PMNeil Gorsuch Is Not a VillainDonald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is a rock-ribbed conservative who’s difficult to oppose on jurisprudential grounds.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 30 2017 9:28 PMCrisis ModeWhat happens if Donald Trump refuses a federal court order.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 29 2017 4:03 PMIt’s UnconstitutionalTrump’s executive order is an unlawful attack on Muslims that must be struck down in its entirety.
The Slatest
Jan. 28 2017 4:09 PMTrump Has Suspended Due Process for Muslims in America. This Is a Constitutional Crisis.
The XX Factor
Jan. 27 2017 3:09 PMMike Pence’s Pro-Life Dream: A Country That Imprisons Women Who Get Abortions
Jurisprudence
Jan. 25 2017 7:34 PMThe One SCOTUS Nominee Democrats Should Stop at Any CostWilliam Pryor has no place on the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 24 2017 12:32 PMSee You in Court, Mr. PresidentThe emoluments lawsuit against Donald Trump is an audacious gamble.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 5:55 AMThe Most Powerful Republican in America (and How He Paved the Way for Donald Trump)Mitch McConnell’s politics of nihilism produced a president. They can unmake a president, too.
The Slatest
Jan. 15 2017 1:46 PMGOP Congressman, Overwhelmed by Constituents Concerned About ACA Repeal, Sneaks Out of Event Early
The XX Factor
Jan. 6 2017 4:18 PMTexas Health Official: We Envisioned Fetuses Being Buried in a Mass Grave for $2 Each

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