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 Breakfast Table
June 23 2017 2:09 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 8: This court has moved so far right that a hardline conservative looks like a centrist.
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 1:09 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 4: How Anthony Kennedy became a progressive on race.
Jurisprudence
June 20 2017 6:41 PMWho Is Jay Sekulow, and Why Is He Defending Donald Trump?How the religious right’s go-to lawyer became the president’s newest surrogate.
Outward
June 16 2017 3:08 PMKaren Handel, Jon Ossoff’s Opponent, Re-Affirms Her Extreme Anti-Gay Stance
Jurisprudence
June 14 2017 6:48 PMDonald Trump Is Now Facing Three Emoluments LawsuitsWill any of them succeed?
Outward
June 13 2017 1:36 PMA Trans Teen Explains Why He Took His School to Court (and Won)
The Slatest
June 12 2017 2:56 PMThe 9th Circuit Just Gave the Supreme Court a New Tool to Block Trump’s Travel Ban
The Slatest
June 8 2017 4:41 PMTexas’ New Fetal Cremation Law Comes Dangerously Close to Defying a Federal Court Order
Jurisprudence
June 6 2017 12:54 PMIs Trump Trying to Lose?Three ways Monday’s bizarre tweetstorm sabotages his administration’s defense of the travel ban.
The Slatest
June 2 2017 11:51 AMDOJ Asks Supreme Court (aka Anthony Kennedy) to Let Travel Ban Take Effect
The Slatest
May 30 2017 6:15 PMJudge Slams Trump’s Immigration Crackdown: “Even the ‘Good Hombres’ Are Not Safe”
Jurisprudence
May 30 2017 5:44 AMThe Next Ginsburg and Scalia?Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito look like they’re becoming the best of frenemies.
Outward
May 25 2017 3:37 PMMarriage Equality Is Coming to Taiwan. Is the Rest of Asia Far Behind?
Jurisprudence
May 23 2017 5:10 PMIs Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?The Supreme Court’s swing voter will decide the future of American elections.
Politics
May 19 2017 3:44 PMWhat Pence BelievesThe vice president’s two-time gubernatorial opponent on his adversary’s political values and what he’d do in the Oval Office.
Outward
June 22 2017 3:00 PMAppeals Court Lifts Block on Mississippi’s Malicious Anti-LGBTQ “Religious Freedom” Law
The Slatest
June 21 2017 5:27 PMNorth Carolina Republicans Have Come Up With a Diabolical Plan to Stop Losing in Court
Jurisprudence
June 19 2017 5:13 PMDoes Partisan Gerrymandering Violate the First Amendment?A pair of Supreme Court decisions about freedom of speech strengthen the plaintiffs’ argument in a blockbuster redistricting case.
Jurisprudence
June 15 2017 7:01 PMMueller Is Coming for TrumpThe special counsel’s expanding probe will reveal loads of dirt from the president’s financial past—making the temptation to fire him even greater.
The Slatest
June 14 2017 11:22 AMJeff Sessions Just Admitted That He Violated His Recusal Pledge
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 12:54 PMRuth Bader Ginsburg Affirms the “Equal Dignity” of Mothers and FathersHer landmark decision in Sessions v. Morales-Santana bolsters constitutional protections against sex discrimination—but leaves Morales-Santana himself out in the cold.
Jurisprudence
June 9 2017 5:36 PMTrump Hands Comey a New WeaponHaving accused the former FBI director of perjury, the president now must prove it—or surrender his credibility.
Jurisprudence
June 7 2017 5:55 PMThe Trump Voter Fraud Agenda Is HereA law in New Hampshire is the first sign of a new era of voter suppression.
The Slatest
June 5 2017 1:37 PMSupreme Court’s Latest Decision Against Racial Gerrymandering Doesn’t Fix the Problem
Outward
June 1 2017 12:43 PM“Gay Panic” Is No Longer a Legitimate Reason to Murder Someone in Illinois
Jurisprudence
May 30 2017 5:03 PMObama’s Civil Rights Legacy Is CrumblingThe Trump administration is dismantling its predecessor’s moves to protect women, minorities, the poor, and LGBTQ people.
The Slatest
May 25 2017 3:41 PMFourth Circuit Upholds Travel Ban Injunction, Saying It “Drips With Religious Intolerance”
The Slatest
May 24 2017 5:28 PMVirginia Governor Pardons Undocumented Immigrant’s Traffic Offense to Stop Deportation
Jurisprudence
May 22 2017 6:28 PMClarence Thomas Joins Liberals, Shocks WorldA strange Supreme Court alliance just struck a blow against racial gerrymandering in the United States.
Outward
May 18 2017 1:50 PMWhy Republican Governors Keep Signing LGBTQ “Conversion Therapy” Bans

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