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 1 2016 2:07 PMElena Kagan Is the Best Writer on the Supreme CourtHer dissent in Lockhart v. United States shows she’s also Antonin Scalia’s unlikely intellectual heir.
The Slatest
Feb. 29 2016 11:58 AMClarence Thomas Just Asked His First Question in a Decade on the Supreme Court
Outward
Feb. 25 2016 8:30 AMMeet the Young, Queer Texas Democrat Campaigning on Grindr and Tinder 
Outward
Feb. 23 2016 12:46 PMWatch Bernie Sanders’ Fervid Denunciation of an Anti-Gay Congressman in 1995
The Slatest
Feb. 22 2016 2:43 PMWhat It Was Like at the Supreme Court Without Scalia on Monday  
Jurisprudence
Feb. 19 2016 2:38 PMAll Your Questions About Scalia and the Fate of the Supreme Court, AnsweredIn a special Dear Jurisprudence column, Slate’s legal eagles answer your questions about the court, the big nominating fight, and more.
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.”
Supreme Court Dispatches
Feb. 29 2016 6:22 PMWelcome to the Show, Clarence ThomasWith Scalia absent and gun rights on the line, the famously quiet justice finally spoke up. It’s just what the court needed.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 26 2016 2:37 PMThe Chief Justice’s Biggest DecisionJohn Roberts can either moderate his views or let himself drift into irrelevance. 
Outward
Feb. 24 2016 12:48 PMKentucky’s Separate-but-Equal Marriage Bill Is So Extreme, Even Kim Davis Opposes It
Supreme Court Dispatches
Feb. 23 2016 7:30 AMThe First Day of the New Supreme CourtWithout Antonin Scalia on the bench, the court’s liberals spoke up and won out.
Outward
Feb. 22 2016 9:31 AMGeorgia Is Poised to Pass a Vicious Anti-Gay Law. So This Georgia Company Decided to Move.
The Slatest
Feb. 19 2016 12:24 PMWestboro Baptist Church to Protest Scalia’s Funeral, Exercising a Right He Voted to Protect
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 
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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

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