Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers the law and LGBTQ issues.

Future Tense
Feb. 18 2016 5:15 PMJudges Have No Idea What to Do About Student Speech on the InternetThe courts are hopelessly fractured. It’s time for the Supreme Court to step in.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 14 2016 9:30 AMThe GOP’s Supreme Court GambleBy refusing a moderate Scalia replacement now, Republicans risk getting stuck with a true liberal later.
The Slatest
Feb. 10 2016 12:24 PMHillary Clinton’s New Citizens United Criticism Is Terrible And Terrifying
Doublex
Feb. 9 2016 9:51 AMLaws to Protect Women Often Do Just the OppositeTexas’ draconian abortion laws are rooted in a distressing history.
Doublex
Feb. 3 2016 5:11 PMOne Weird Trick to Bernie Sanders’ SuccessHe’s not a woman.
Outward
Jan. 28 2016 10:18 AMThe Latest Anti-Gay Oklahoma Bills Are Almost Too Crazy to Believe 
The Slatest
Jan. 26 2016 12:42 PMIt’s Been a Surprisingly Great Week for Juveniles Trapped in American Prisons
The Slatest
Jan. 22 2016 1:36 PMBernie Sanders Has No Idea How the Supreme Court Works
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2016 5:13 PMJohn Roberts’ Worst Judicial NightmareConservatives say Obama does not “take care.”
Jurisprudence
Jan. 19 2016 12:44 PM“Abortion Is Not a Decision We Regret”Why this attorney and 112 others told their abortion stories to the Supreme Court.
The Slatest
Jan. 15 2016 4:31 PMNew Hampshire Legislators Refuse to Sign Sexual Harassment Policy, Claim It Would Violate Their Free Speech
Outward
Jan. 12 2016 2:35 PMJames Obergefell and Kim Davis Will Attend Obama’s Final State of the Union Address
The Slatest
Jan. 11 2016 3:21 PMProsecutors Are Bungling the Trials of Freddie Gray’s Alleged Killers 
Jurisprudence
Jan. 7 2016 4:34 PM“I Am an Attorney Because I Had an Abortion”A powerful amicus brief to the Supreme Court is signed by 113 attorneys who shared their abortion stories.
Outward
Jan. 6 2016 8:30 AMGeorgia Republicans Don’t Want Anything to Do With Their State’s “Religious Liberty” Bill
Outward
Feb. 18 2016 12:11 PMSouth Dakota’s Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill” Could Cost the State Millions in Federal Education Funding
Jurisprudence
Feb. 13 2016 8:44 PMAntonin Scalia Will Be Remembered as One of the GreatsFuture Americans will view him as one of the greatest Supreme Court justices rather than an arch-conservative.
Outward
Feb. 9 2016 12:12 PMMarco Rubio’s Painful Encounter With a Gay Voter Perfectly Illustrates His Robot Problem
Outward
Feb. 8 2016 11:17 AMThe Tragic Results of the Mormon Church’s New Policy Against Gay Members
Outward
Feb. 1 2016 2:53 PMUtah Legislator Proposes Anti-Gay Bill That Would Rob Foster Children of Potential Parents
Outward
Jan. 27 2016 3:35 PMGay Rights Luminaries Speak Out Against LGBTQ Anti-Semitism 
Outward
Jan. 25 2016 10:22 AMThe LGBTQ Left Has an Anti-Semitism Problem
Outward
Jan. 21 2016 11:08 AMMarco Rubio Wants You to Know That He’s Extraordinarily Masculine
The Slatest
Jan. 20 2016 12:31 PMSCOTUS Relaxes Capital Sentencing Rules, Clears the Way for Three Executions
Outward
Jan. 18 2016 9:00 AMWhat Should I Say to a Straight Friend Who Thinks Gay Men Are Incapable of Monogamy?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 14 2016 1:05 PMSecond-Class SovereigntyThe Supreme Court grapples with America’s biggest colonial hangover: The legal status of Puerto Rico.
The Slatest
Jan. 12 2016 12:13 PMSCOTUS Invalidates Florida’s Perverse Death Penalty System
Outward
Jan. 8 2016 5:24 PMA Bunch of Anti-Gay Alabama Judges Are Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses
Outward
Jan. 6 2016 5:28 PMChief Justice Roy Moore Bans Same-Sex Marriage in Alabama
Outward
Jan. 5 2016 1:08 PMFedEx Denies Benefits to Lesbian Because Her Wife Died Six Days Before DOMA Was Overturned

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