Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

Jurisprudence
June 21 2018 5:55 PMElena Kagan Is Up to SomethingIs the liberal justice drifting to the right, or is she playing the long game with her conservative colleagues?
Jurisprudence
June 20 2018 5:00 PMTrump Fixed Nothing TodayBy trading the policy of family separation for one of indefinite detention, the president has only deepened the legal and moral crisis.
Jurisprudence
June 19 2018 4:27 PMKris Kobach Killed His Signature Voter Suppression Law Through His Own Incompetence
Jurisprudence
June 18 2018 11:31 AMThe Supreme Court Punted on Partisan Gerrymandering. The Fight to Kill It Is Far From Over.
Jurisprudence
June 14 2018 3:29 PMThe Sam Alito TreatmentHow the conservative justice’s searingly funny questions doomed Minnesota’s ban on political apparel at the polls.
Jurisprudence
June 11 2018 6:01 PMJeff Sessions Just Barred Most Domestic Violence Victims From Applying for Asylum
Jurisprudence
June 11 2018 11:39 AMSupreme Court, in 5–4 Decision, Allows States to Purge Voters for Their Failure to Vote
The Slatest
June 6 2018 4:41 PMAnother Federal Judge, Citing Alito, Strikes Down Trump’s Anti–Sanctuary City Policies
The Slatest
June 4 2018 1:07 PMSCOTUS Rejects the Trump Administration’s Attempt to Punish the ACLU in Jane Doe Abortion Case
The Slatest
June 1 2018 6:24 PMNew Hampshire Police Charged and Arrested a Man for Criticizing Them on the Internet
Jurisprudence
May 30 2018 6:01 PMTrump Crony Proves Widespread Voter Fraud Doesn’t ExistAn investigation in New Hampshire refutes Republicans’ wild claims about busing in out-of-state voters.
The Slatest
May 24 2018 4:13 PMFederal Appeals Court Emphatically Shoots Down Anti-Trans Lawsuit in Rare Ruling From the Bench
Future Tense
May 23 2018 5:40 PMJudge: Trump Can’t Block Twitter UsersDespite the novel nature of the claim here, Buchwald’s ruling hews closely to established First Amendment principles.
The Slatest
May 23 2018 2:28 PMFederal Judge Vindicates Gavin Grimm, Who Sued His School to Use the Boys’ Bathroom
The Slatest
May 21 2018 12:27 PMNeil Gorsuch Just Demolished Labor RightsHis decision, a frontal attack on the New Deal, effectively legalizes wage theft.
The Slatest
June 20 2018 6:24 PMKris Kobach’s Office Delays Compliance with Court Order, Questions the Meaning of “Immediately”
Politics
June 20 2018 1:07 PMHow the Senate Can Stop Trump’s Child Separation PolicyRefuse to confirm any of Trump’s judicial nominees.
Jurisprudence
June 18 2018 4:24 PMA Jury Likely Sentenced a Man to Death Because He’s Gay. The Supreme Court Just Let Its Verdict Stand.
The Slatest
June 15 2018 4:44 PMTrump’s DOJ Contradicts His Claim That Democrats Are to Blame for Family Separation
Jurisprudence
June 14 2018 11:19 AMJeff Sessions’ Latest Immigration Ruling Is a Violation of International LawAn interview with Archi Pyati about the dire consequences of Matter of A-B-.
Jurisprudence
June 11 2018 1:10 PMThe Supreme Court’s Decision Greenlighting Voter Purges Is a Big Win for the Trump Administration
Jurisprudence
June 7 2018 3:27 PMMaking Sense of Masterpiece CakeshopThe Arizona Court of Appeals interprets the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to protect gay couples’ right to equal access.
Jurisprudence
June 5 2018 6:45 PMThe Cake Is Just the BeginningJustices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch’s bizarre First Amendment theory would sabotage American civil rights law.
Jurisprudence
June 4 2018 11:54 AMGay Americans Have Little to Fear From the Supreme Court’s Compromise in Masterpiece Cakeshop
Jurisprudence
May 31 2018 4:35 PMPerformative PardonsDonald Trump is using presidential clemency to signal what laws he thinks matter—and which laws his friends can break with impunity.
Jurisprudence
May 29 2018 6:51 PMGet Off My Lawn!Sonia Sotomayor’s defense of property and privacy under the Fourth Amendment puts Thomas and Alito to shame.
Family
May 24 2018 9:07 AMMy Flailing BoyhoodFor bookish gay kids like me, sports were a crucible that laid bare our secret.
The Slatest
May 23 2018 5:31 PMNew Hampshire Just Created a “Death Benefit” for Teachers “Killed in the Line of Duty”
Jurisprudence
May 22 2018 5:44 PMEpic DistortionNeil Gorsuch’s ruling on mandatory arbitration clauses doesn’t reflect the reality of American labor relations.
The Slatest
May 18 2018 3:56 PMNo, Aaron Schlossberg Will Not Be Disbarred Over His Racist Rant

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