Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.

Jurisprudence
Feb. 22 2019 3:46 PMFederal Judge Shuts Down Trump Administration’s Discrimination Against Children of Same-Sex Couples
Jurisprudence
Feb. 19 2019 6:56 PMClarence Thomas Just Joined Donald Trump’s Crusade to “Open Up” Libel Laws
Jurisprudence
Feb. 7 2019 11:15 PMBrett Kavanaugh Just Declared War on Roe v. WadeJohn Roberts joined the liberals to save the constitutional right to choose—for now.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 5 2019 5:36 PMJudge Blocks Discrimination Against Puerto Ricans, Says Federal Government Is Engaging in “Citizenship Apartheid”
The Slatest
Feb. 1 2019 7:53 PMWhy Hasn’t Ralph Northam Resigned Yet?
Jurisprudence
Jan. 31 2019 5:48 PMICE Agents Are Using Pennsylvania’s Courthouses as a Stalking Ground. The State Supreme Court Can Stop Them.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 29 2019 1:47 PMGinni Thomas’ White House Meeting Was Just Another GriftThe Supreme Court justice’s wife wants the president to hire more of her fringe, nativist friends.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 24 2019 4:56 PMThe Trump Administration Will Let Adoption Agencies Turn Away Jews and Same-Sex Couples. Thank SCOTUS.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 22 2019 4:27 PMThe Supreme Court Is Preparing to Make Every State’s Gun Laws Look Like Texas’
The Slatest
Jan. 17 2019 4:10 PMSo, I Got an Email From Matthew Whitaker’s WifeIn her message, Marci Whitaker says the Mueller investigation is “wrapping up” and that the government shutdown is affecting her family’s ability to earn a living.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 15 2019 1:13 PMFederal Judge Obliterates Trump’s Census Shenanigans and Dares the Supreme Court to Reverse Him
Jurisprudence
Jan. 8 2019 4:21 PMA Vermont Supreme Court Ruling on Marijuana and Traffic Stops Is a Landmark Victory for Racial Justice
Jurisprudence
Jan. 7 2019 4:28 PMSotomayor and Gorsuch Resume Their Fight for the Future of the Sixth Amendment
The Slatest
Jan. 3 2019 4:30 PMThe New Criminal Justice Reform Law Has Already Righted One Outrageous Injustice
Jurisprudence
Jan. 2 2019 4:16 PMThe Texas Judge Trying to Invalidate Obamacare Issued a Second Opinion More Delusional Than His First
Jurisprudence
Feb. 20 2019 1:40 PMThe Supreme Court Just Struck a Huge, Unanimous Blow Against Policing for Profit
Jurisprudence
Feb. 19 2019 5:15 PMCalifornia’s Lawsuit Against Trump’s Emergency Wall Is Written to Appeal to Neil Gorsuch
The Slatest
Feb. 6 2019 5:48 PMAppeals Court Blocks Alabama From Executing Muslim Inmate Without the Presence of His Imam
Jurisprudence
Feb. 4 2019 5:55 PMTexas Republicans Are Lying About Voter Fraud to Justify a Massive, Racist Voter Purge
Jurisprudence
Feb. 1 2019 5:13 PMBans on LGBTQ “Conversion Therapy” for Minors Are Now Under Threat Thanks to the Supreme Court
Jurisprudence
Jan. 29 2019 5:19 PMRoe v. Wade Is Under Immediate ThreatIf the Supreme Court doesn’t stay a Louisiana law next week, states will have a clear path to nullify the constitutional right to choose.
The Slatest
Jan. 25 2019 5:35 PMAndrew Gillum’s Florida Ethics Troubles Just Got Worse
The Slatest
Jan. 24 2019 3:54 PMFlorida Secretary of State Resigns After Photos Emerge of Him Posing in Blackface As a Katrina Victim
The Slatest
Jan. 22 2019 11:04 AMSCOTUS Lifts Two Injunctions Against Trump’s Trans Troops Ban—but the Policy Remains Blocked
The Slatest
Jan. 15 2019 3:52 PMThe Supreme Court Just Handed a Big, Unanimous Victory to Workers. Wait, What?
Jurisprudence
Jan. 14 2019 6:24 PMLow BarrThe Senate shouldn’t confirm William Barr just because Matthew Whitaker is a historically awful attorney general.
Future Tense
Jan. 7 2019 5:39 PMAppeals Court Rules Lawmakers Cannot Block Their Critics on Social Media
Jurisprudence
Jan. 4 2019 2:44 PMAppeals Court Issues Disastrously Ignorant Decision on Trans Troops Ban
The Slatest
Jan. 3 2019 1:37 PMFederal Judge Dismisses North Carolina Republicans’ Latest Effort to Preserve Their Gerrymander
Jurisprudence
Dec. 27 2018 4:44 PMWhat Trump’s Judges DidIn 2018, the president’s nominees declared war on abortion rights and gun control.

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