Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

Jurisprudence
March 2 2018 5:34 PMTrans Rights on the MarchThis was likely the best week for gender minorities since Trump took office.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 28 2018 7:34 PMJustice Breyer’s Dire WarningThe justice seems genuinely concerned that the Supreme Court’s conservatives will strip immigrants of their constitutional rights.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 27 2018 4:33 PMResolving the ParadoxHow marriage equality paved the way for anti-gay employment discrimination to be ruled illegal.
The Slatest
Feb. 26 2018 1:41 PMAppeals Court Rules Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination Is Already Illegal Under Federal Law
The Slatest
Feb. 23 2018 3:43 PMAny Gun Control Law Congress Could Possibly Pass Will Survive in the Courts
Jurisprudence
Feb. 21 2018 7:46 PMFree and EqualThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s new map doesn’t just vanquish gerrymandering—it restores the state’s democracy.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 12 2018 6:59 PMBermuda Bends Back the ArcThe territory’s abrupt repeal of marriage equality proves there’s nothing inevitable about civil rights.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 6 2018 7:43 PMGive Me Gerrymandering, or Give Me Death!In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Republicans are defying judicial rulings to entrench their own power.
The Slatest
Feb. 5 2018 1:40 PMSupreme Court Rejects GOP Effort to Preserve Pennsylvania’s Egregious Partisan Gerrymander for 2018
Jurisprudence
Jan. 31 2018 5:19 PMThe CFPB SurvivesIn a blockbuster ruling, the D.C. Circuit reminds the Trump administration that real liberty isn’t limited to corporations.
The Slatest
Jan. 26 2018 6:27 PMNorth Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down GOP Attempt to Control Elections Board
The Slatest
Jan. 24 2018 6:40 PMLarry Nassar’s Victims Deserved a Judge Like Rosemarie Aquilina
The Slatest
Jan. 22 2018 5:51 PMPennsylvania Supreme Court Orders State to Redraw Illegally Gerrymandered Congressional Map
Politics
Jan. 21 2018 7:47 PMDemocrats Are Doing the Right ThingCapitulating on DACA would mean abdicating the party’s moral responsibilities.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 18 2018 6:29 PMAn Awful Ruling From One of Trump’s Worst Judicial AppointeesJohn K. Bush’s opinion in Peffer v. Stephens will let the police ransack almost any suspect’s home.
Jurisprudence
March 1 2018 4:34 PMLaw and Order: DinosaursTrump picked a mass-incarceration advocate obsessed with “black-on-black” crime for a job setting federal sentences.
The Slatest
Feb. 28 2018 2:30 PMJudge Curiel Snuck an Easter Egg About Trump’s Racist “Mexican” Dig Into His Border Wall Ruling
Jurisprudence
Feb. 26 2018 6:10 PMThe Constitution Has Nothing to Do With ItThe Supreme Court’s conservatives prepare to hobble public sector unions as a gift to the GOP.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 25 2018 6:00 PMLabor’s LostThe Supreme Court’s latest union case is designed to kneecap the Democratic Party.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 22 2018 7:19 PMClarence’s CarnageJustice Thomas’ Second Amendment opinions ignore the gruesome reality of gun violence. When he rules on death penalty cases, he fixates on it.
The Slatest
Feb. 13 2018 1:05 PMPennsylvania Governor Rejects Latest GOP Gerrymander, Ensuring Court-Drawn Map for Midterms
Jurisprudence
Feb. 11 2018 6:00 PMHow to Kill Partisan GerrymanderingThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court just gave state courts a blueprint to strike down political redistricting.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 5 2018 6:52 PMCitizens United UnleashedA new ruling draws on the conservative First Amendment precedent to potentially re-enfranchise thousands of Floridians.
The Slatest
Jan. 31 2018 6:07 PMPennsylvania GOP Leader Defies Court Order in Attempt to Preserve Partisan Gerrymander
Jurisprudence
Jan. 30 2018 5:33 PMCrossing State LinesThe Supreme Court’s conservatives may be preparing an attack on states’ ability to combat partisan gerrymandering.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 25 2018 6:28 PMDegrading and DemeaningThe U.S. government is illegally denying citizenship to a child because his parents are gay.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 23 2018 6:06 PMNeil Gorsuch Is a Terrible WriterThe Supreme Court justice’s prose is exhausting to read and impossible to take seriously.
The Slatest
Jan. 22 2018 4:10 PMTrump Researcher Arrested for Child Porn Also Made Mysterious Request for Latino Voter Info
Jurisprudence
Jan. 19 2018 5:29 PMLawbreakersA startling new report shows how Customs and Border Protection violated court orders to enforce Trump’s first travel ban.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 17 2018 7:12 PMNew Hampshire Has Its Own Kris KobachTrump’s “election integrity” commission may have disbanded, but the Granite State’s voter fraud czar is just getting started.

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