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
March 8 2017 1:24 PMBad for Undocumented Immigrants, a Gift to Domestic AbusersAn interview with the Denver city attorney on the consequences of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
The Slatest
March 6 2017 3:27 PMIn Fundraising Pitch, Trump Says His Not-a-Muslim-Ban Will Fight “Radical Islamic Terrorism”
The Slatest
March 6 2017 1:31 PMDoes Trump’s New Travel Ban Fix the First One’s Constitutional Flaws? Maybe Not.
Outward
March 3 2017 4:07 PMThe NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Transgender Rights Brief Is a Trenchant History Lesson
Jurisprudence
March 1 2017 4:06 PMIs Same-Sex Marriage Safe?The Texas Supreme Court takes on the first major effort to roll back marriage equality in the age of Trump.
Outward
Feb. 24 2017 7:08 PMSupreme Court Reprimands Anti-LGBTQ Groups for Misgendering Trans Student Gavin Grimm
The Slatest
Feb. 23 2017 5:21 PMSpicer: Trump Supports States’ Right to Discriminate Against Trans Kids but Not to Legalize Pot
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Feb. 22 2017 1:24 PMReport: Sessions and Trump Forced DeVos to Rescind Trans School Protections Over Her Objections
The Slatest
Feb. 21 2017 5:07 PMAppeals Court Rules that Second Amendment Doesn’t Protect Right to Assault Weapons
Jurisprudence
Feb. 17 2017 3:21 PMIs ICE Out of Control?Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.
The Slatest
Feb. 16 2017 4:47 PMICE Agents Arrest Alleged Victim of Domestic Violence, Likely Acting on Tip From Her Abuser
Outward
Feb. 16 2017 12:46 PMFederal Judge Orders South Carolina to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates
The Slatest
Feb. 14 2017 4:41 PMThe North Carolina Supreme Court Just Blocked Republicans’ Unlawful Election Board Power Grab
The Slatest
Feb. 14 2017 12:40 PMMaryland’s Republican Governor, Who Once Disavowed Trump, Won’t Let State Sue Against Travel Ban
The Slatest
Feb. 13 2017 5:19 PMJustice Alito Declares “Carbon Dioxide Is Not a Pollutant” in a Candid, Confused Speech
The Slatest
March 7 2017 12:55 PMGeorgia Republicans Pass Racial Gerrymander to Kick Black Voters Out of GOP Districts
The Slatest
March 6 2017 2:49 PMRead Anthony Kennedy’s Stirring Denunciation of Racially Biased Juries
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March 6 2017 11:09 AMSupreme Court Punts on Transgender Rights Case in Light of Trump Administration Reversal
The Slatest
March 3 2017 2:36 PMFlorida Supreme Court Rules the Second Amendment Doesn’t Protect Open Carry
Jurisprudence
Feb. 28 2017 6:25 PMCan Good Judges Stop Jeff Sessions?The Department of Justice used to be on the right side in voting rights cases. Now it’s up to the federal bench to stop discrimination.
The XX Factor
Feb. 23 2017 5:43 PMFederal Judge Blocks Topless Ban, Ruling It Likely Violates Equal Protection
Jurisprudence
Feb. 23 2017 5:45 AMDocs vs. Glocks Shows the Threat to Free Speech Is the Pro-Gun RightFlorida Republicans argue that the Second Amendment trumps the First Amendment. They’re wrong.
The Slatest
Feb. 22 2017 1:09 PMSupreme Court Rules in Favor of Black Man Whose Lawyer Called Racist “Expert” to the Stand
Jurisprudence
Feb. 21 2017 1:48 PMJustice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal InjectionIn a striking dissent, the justice slams the “horrifying deaths” that result from “our most cruel experiment yet.”
The Slatest
Feb. 17 2017 11:48 AMHere’s the Plan for the “Deportation Force” Pence and Ryan Denied Would Ever Exist
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Feb. 16 2017 3:18 PMWashington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couple
Jurisprudence
Feb. 15 2017 3:18 PM“You Weren’t Born in This Country”An alarming arrest raises concerns about the lawlessness of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
The XX Factor
Feb. 14 2017 2:19 PMWhy Oklahoma’s Anti-Abortion Fetal “Host” Bill Is So Noxiously Unconstitutional
The XX Factor
Feb. 14 2017 11:12 AMEEOC Continues Fight Against Trans Discrimination Despite “Administration-Related Changes”
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Feb. 13 2017 11:46 AMNeil Gorsuch Has Gay Friends. Who Cares?

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