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
Oct. 18 2017 6:39 PMJudge Orders Trump Administration to Let Undocumented Immigrant Minor Obtain Abortion
Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2017 7:02 PMWho’s to Blame for America’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare?The Supreme Court, for one.
The Slatest
Oct. 11 2017 2:58 PM9th Circuit Rules There’s No Constitutional Right to Sell Firearms. Will the Supreme Court Care?  
Jurisprudence
Oct. 10 2017 5:53 PMAn Even More Insidious Kind of GerrymanderingIn North Carolina, Republicans want to use redistricting to kick Democrats off the courts.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 6 2017 5:44 PMOur Bodies, Their ChoiceThe Trump administration just gave religious employers the right to control female workers’ reproductive health.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 4 2017 4:00 PMPartisan Gerrymandering Got the Sotomayor TreatmentThe justice has a knack for crafting simple, devastating questions. She was at her best in Gill v. Whitford.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 3 2017 11:38 AMSessions the CensorThe attorney general says he values free speech. In 1996, he tried to stop LGBTQ students from meeting at a public university.
The Slatest
Sept. 29 2017 6:21 PMThe Leading Candidate to Replace Tom Price Seems Way Less Inclined to Sabotage Obamacare
Future Tense
Sept. 28 2017 3:37 PMTrump’s Lawyers: Yes, the President Blocks People on Twitter for Criticizing Him   
Jurisprudence
Sept. 27 2017 2:25 PMLike President, Like JusticeNeil Gorsuch just showed his commitment to racial equality is about as strong as Trump’s.
Politics
Sept. 26 2017 5:55 AMThe Most Cynical Republican on ObamacareMike Pence successfully expanded Medicaid in Indiana. He would have rather torpedoed the law—and hurt his former constituents—than admit that it works.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 20 2017 5:21 PMObergefell Is Already Under AttackTrump is laying the groundwork to overturn marriage equality.
Outward
Sept. 19 2017 4:32 PMArizona Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms the Equal Rights of Same-Sex Parents
Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2017 6:00 PMWho Are You Calling Lawless?The Trump administration says sanctuary cities are rule-breakers. But it’s the federal government that keeps losing in court.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 13 2017 3:32 PMThe Racist Map WinsThe Supreme Court’s conservatives just ensured that Latino votes still won’t count in Texas.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 18 2017 5:06 PMFeud: Elena and NeilWhy rumors of a Gorsuch–Kagan clash at the Supreme Court are such a bombshell.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 13 2017 6:32 PMThe Obtuse SaboteurTrump’s plan to kill Obamacare isn’t just reckless—it’s illegal, and likely to fail in the courts.
The Slatest
Oct. 11 2017 12:19 PMThe Trump Administration Is Preventing Undocumented Immigrant Minors From Getting Abortions
Politics
Oct. 8 2017 8:07 PMTrump’s PropMike Pence started out as a powerful veep. He's now Trump’s pathetic culture war pawn.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 5 2017 6:27 PMThe Civil Rights AxUnder Trump and Sessions, the Department of Justice has recast itself as LGBTQ Americans’ staunchest opponent.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Oct. 3 2017 4:12 PMIs Partisan Gerrymandering Dead?Not quite. But the Supreme Court appears poised to put a stop to the nation’s most egregious political redistricting.
Outward
Oct. 2 2017 1:40 PMMississippi’s Uniquely Cruel Anti-LGBTQ Law May Be Heading to the Supreme Court
The Slatest
Sept. 28 2017 4:32 PMA High School Is Trying to Bar Students From Kneeling During the Anthem. That’s Absurdly Unconstitutional.  
Jurisprudence
Sept. 28 2017 12:05 PMSolidarity’s EndNeil Gorsuch is giving conservatives the chance to virtually destroy American unions.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2017 7:43 PMDepartment of WackadoodleThe DOJ’s new anti-gay legal posture just got shut down in federal court.
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2017 2:15 PMProsecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.  
The Slatest
Sept. 20 2017 3:08 PMThe Trump Administration’s “Unprecedented” New Attack on Voting Rights
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2017 7:45 AMBlack Robes and Crystal BallsSupreme Court justices like to predict the future. They aren’t very good at it.
Outward
Sept. 15 2017 4:51 PMHillary Clinton’s Eulogy for Edie Windsor Is Also an Impassioned Call to Resist Injustice
Jurisprudence
Sept. 12 2017 5:29 PMFacts WinWhy a New Hampshire judge blocked the state’s new voter suppression law.

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