Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

The Slatest
Dec. 12 2017 5:57 PMIn Shocking Twist, GOP Committee Chair Repudiates Trump’s Worst Judicial Nominees
Jurisprudence
Dec. 7 2017 5:45 PMJanus-FacedThe Trump administration declares war on public sector unions.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 5 2017 6:15 PMMasterpiece TheaterThe Supreme Court isn’t convinced that cake is speech—but Justice Kennedy might rule in favor of an anti-gay baker anyway.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 4 2017 7:15 AMA Poll Tax in New HampshireState Republicans’ insidious new scheme to disenfranchise college students.
The Slatest
Nov. 29 2017 5:24 PMA Republican Senator Is Finally Standing Up to Trump's Awful Judicial Nominees
Future Tense
Nov. 28 2017 4:51 PMReturn of the DragnetThe U.S. government says it has the right to track your cellphone’s every movement. Will the Supreme Court agree?
The Slatest
Nov. 22 2017 1:31 PM“Religious Freedom” Proponent Jeff Mateer Is the Most Dangerous of Trump’s Judicial Nominees
Jurisprudence
Nov. 21 2017 3:22 PMNice Merger You Got There. Shame if Something Happened to It.Is the Trump administration’s newfound zeal for antitrust just a thinly veiled attack on CNN—and the First Amendment?
The Slatest
Nov. 16 2017 5:20 PMTrump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Disparaged Muslims in Message Board Posts
The Slatest
Nov. 15 2017 6:08 PMTrump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Called Roe v. Wade “Indefensible”
Outward
Nov. 15 2017 12:39 PMTrump Judicial Nominee Jeff Mateer: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Federal Persecution of Pastors
Jurisprudence
Nov. 13 2017 5:43 PMThe Worst Reason to Condemn Roy MooreWhy it’s wrong to attack the Republican Senate candidate for his dissent in a child rape case.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 10 2017 1:25 PM“Children Must Be Protected”Roy Moore’s attacks on gay people look even more sinister in light of the allegation that he molested a 14-year-old girl.
Politics
Nov. 8 2017 6:26 PMBlue Wave, Meet Red WallThe Democrats won by a landslide in Virginia. The Republicans’ gerrymandered map still stood strong.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 7 2017 7:26 PMBad BoiesThe renowned liberal attorney threw ethics out the window to help Harvey Weinstein.
Outward
Dec. 11 2017 3:53 PMNo, the Pentagon Did Not Overrule Trump on the Trans Troops Ban
Jurisprudence
Dec. 6 2017 5:30 PMThe Cake Is Just the BeginningJustice Gorsuch’s radical First Amendment theory could sabotage civil rights law.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 4 2017 6:04 PMChris Christie’s Big GambleThe Supreme Court appears poised to let every state authorize sports betting.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 30 2017 2:52 PMNeil Gorsuch’s Independent StreakAt arguments in Carpenter v. United States, the conservative justice used originalist principles to defend 21st-century digital privacy.
The Slatest
Nov. 29 2017 12:37 PMTrump’s New Anti-Muslim Tweets Probably Won’t Hurt His Latest Travel Ban in Court
Jurisprudence
Nov. 27 2017 5:11 PMA Legal Fight Donald Trump Should WinThe president is in the right in the battle over who should lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Outward
Nov. 21 2017 5:30 PMFederal Judge Blocks Trump’s Trans Troops Ban, Rules It “Shocks the Conscience”
The Slatest
Nov. 17 2017 4:11 PMTrump Nominee Brett Talley Seems to Have Called Same-Sex Marriage An “Absurd Constitutional Argument”
Politics
Nov. 16 2017 12:11 PMAl Franken Should Resign ImmediatelyDemocrats’ credibility on sexual harassment is at stake.
The Slatest
Nov. 15 2017 3:34 PMTrump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Defended “the First KKK” in Message Board Post
Outward
Nov. 14 2017 6:55 PMAustralia Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Marriage Equality
Jurisprudence
Nov. 13 2017 1:20 PMBe Careful What You Sue ForIf the Supreme Court strikes down California’s “crisis pregnancy center” disclosure act, dozens of anti-abortion laws could fall with it.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 9 2017 5:54 PMTrump’s Voter Fraud Commission Is ImplodingA Democratic member is suing his colleagues, alleging they’re violating federal law.
Outward
Nov. 7 2017 8:46 PMTransgender Democrat Danica Roem Makes History, Defeats Notorious Anti-LGBTQ Incumbent
Jurisprudence
Nov. 6 2017 7:35 PMHow to Make the Gun Industry PayFederal law shields firearm purveyors from liability. Taxing gun-makers and dealers is the only way to make victims whole.

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