Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

Jurisprudence
April 25 2018 6:40 PMJust Another Day in CourtThe Supreme Court treated Donald Trump’s travel ban like any other case. That’s a terrible sign.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2018 5:55 AMTrump’s Going to WinWhy the Supreme Court will probably uphold the president’s travel ban.
The Slatest
April 19 2018 12:57 PMTrump Judicial Nominee Probably Didn’t Call Undocumented Immigrants “Maggots” (Updated Post)
Jurisprudence
April 17 2018 5:22 PMNeil Gorsuch’s Long GameWhy the justice sided with the Supreme Court’s liberals to protect immigrants from deportation.
Food
April 16 2018 5:57 AMIs That Empty Air in Your Chip Bag a Scam? Maybe, but Not in Court.
Life
April 11 2018 5:56 PMReturn of the Gender LineWhy the Wing, a women-only social club in New York and D.C., is getting away with violating human rights law.
Future Tense
April 9 2018 5:29 PMA D.C. Ride-Sharing Service Illegally Discriminated Against Minority Communities for Nearly Two Years
Jurisprudence
April 5 2018 6:34 PMScott Lloyd Tells AllIn an alarming deposition, the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement says forcing undocumented minors to carry unwanted pregnancies is in their “best interest.”
Jurisprudence
April 3 2018 6:39 PMDemocrats Defend the BallotWashington state’s sweeping voting rights reforms should be a model for the entire country.
Future Tense
April 2 2018 11:46 AMFacebook Allows Advertisers to Target Users on the Basis of Their Interest in Illegal Firearms
The Slatest
March 29 2018 10:10 PMStephen Reinhardt, America’s Most Liberal Federal Judge, Has Died
Jurisprudence
March 28 2018 7:02 PMUndecided CourtThe justices appear no closer to solving partisan gerrymandering after yet another oral argument.
The Slatest
March 27 2018 12:50 PMAlabama Won’t Seek Second Execution for Inmate Who Survived Botched Lethal Injection
Jurisprudence
March 24 2018 12:05 AMTrump’s Trans Troops Ban Will Never Take EffectThe White House’s new plan is plainly unconstitutional. The federal courts won’t stand for it.
Jurisprudence
March 21 2018 6:03 PMJeff Sessions Is Becoming Devin NunesThe attorney general’s attempts to legitimize the president’s dumb ad-libs are getting increasingly pathetic.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2018 5:44 PMTrump Judge Judges TrumpilyIn his first opinion, one of the president’s new appointees argued rich people have a constitutional right to buy elections.
Jurisprudence
April 19 2018 6:02 PMThe Humiliation of Kris KobachA judge’s contempt order exposes how he broke the law—then tried to throw his staffers under the bus.
Jurisprudence
April 18 2018 3:54 PMA Milestone for Ruth Bader GinsburgFor the first time ever, the justice had the honor of assigning a majority opinion for the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
April 16 2018 3:21 PMThe Supreme Court Is Terrible at Hiring Diverse Law Clerks, but Neil Gorsuch Is Surprisingly Good at It
Jurisprudence
April 13 2018 3:48 PMHow an Anti-KKK Law Could Bring Down a Notorious Voter-Suppression Group
Jurisprudence
April 10 2018 7:35 PMThe First Couple of Trump’s AmericaClarence Thomas is moving closer to the right-wing fringe. His wife Ginni is already there.
Politics
April 6 2018 5:52 PMWhy Are Republicans Defending Scott Pruitt?His ouster would make it easier to deregulate pretty much everything.
Politics
April 4 2018 6:22 PMRandy Bryce Wants to Abolish ICEThe Democrat vying for Paul Ryan’s seat explains why he wants to scrap the agency that’s terrorizing millions of immigrants.
Jurisprudence
April 2 2018 7:11 PMThe Conservatives vs. Sonia SotomayorThe liberal justice has become a lonely voice fighting against the Supreme Court’s rightward turn.
The Slatest
March 30 2018 11:52 AMThe Census’ New Citizenship Question Excludes an Entire Category of Americans
Jurisprudence
March 29 2018 5:54 AMDefenselessTrump desperately needs a crack legal team. But his lawyers are no match for Mueller, and no sane attorney would join them now.
Jurisprudence
March 27 2018 8:01 PMWho Counts in America?The census’ new citizenship question could entrench Republicans in power for a decade.
Politics
March 25 2018 4:48 PM“Tomorrow Is the Beginning of Democracy”The Parkland generation has a plan to solve our gun violence crisis. But that’s just the beginning.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2018 6:06 PMNew Hampshire’s Signature IssueThe Granite State has used dubious handwriting analysis to disenfranchise hundreds of voters. Now the ACLU is fighting back.
Jurisprudence
March 20 2018 6:19 PMA Pro-Life PuzzlerCan a state compel anti-abortion clinics to provide information about free abortions?

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