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
April 23 2017 12:44 PMRemember When American Airlines Called the Police to Force NAACP’s Rev. William Barber Off a Plane?
The Slatest
April 21 2017 2:36 PMHawaii Attorney General Ties Sessions’ Racist Hawaii Remarks to Trump’s Judge-Bashing
The Slatest
April 20 2017 6:27 PMFederal Court: Texas Intentionally Gerrymandered Its Districts to Dilute Minority Votes
The Slatest
April 19 2017 6:43 PMJudge Curiel, Whose “Mexican Heritage” Trump Maligned, Will Oversee Deported Dreamer Case
Jurisprudence
April 18 2017 7:47 PMNew Justice on the BlockGorsuch’s first-day performance was self-assured—and slightly irritating to his colleagues.
Outward
April 14 2017 4:57 PMWashington State Judges Cannot Discriminate Against Gay or Bi Parents in Custody Decisions
Outward
April 13 2017 3:29 PMMeet the Puppy-Hating, Lincoln-Bashing Legislators Trying to Reverse Marriage Equality in North Carolina
The Slatest
April 11 2017 1:18 PMIn Rebuke to Jeff Sessions, Judge Rules Texas Voter ID Law Was Designed to Discriminate
The Slatest
April 10 2017 2:06 PMGorsuch’s Swearing-In Ceremony Was Designed to Coax Justice Kennedy Off the Bench
Outward
April 7 2017 5:13 PMNebraska Supreme Court: Ban on Gay Foster Parents Is Indistinguishable From a “Whites Only” Sign
Jurisprudence
April 7 2017 1:27 PMThere Will Never Be a “Mainstream” Supreme Court JusticeThe nuclear option won’t change that.
Outward
April 6 2017 12:28 PMFederal Judge Rules That the Fair Housing Act Protects LGBTQ People
Jurisprudence
April 5 2017 1:47 PMA Thunderbolt From the 7th CircuitIn a landmark opinion, a bipartisan group of judges found that the Civil Rights Act prohibits anti-gay workplace discrimination.
Jurisprudence
April 4 2017 12:09 PMThe Nation’s Worst Anti-Gay Bill Goes on TrialA federal court scrutinizes Mississippi’s HB 1523, which protects the “religious freedom” of people discriminating against the LGBTQ community.
Outward
March 30 2017 12:25 PMThe HB2 “Repeal” Bill Is an Unmitigated Disaster for LGBTQ Rights and North Carolina
The Slatest
April 21 2017 4:53 PMIs the Trump Administration Lying About Its Alleged Deportation of a Dreamer?
The Slatest
April 21 2017 10:37 AMGorsuch Provides Fifth Vote to Let Arkansas Execute Ledell Lee
Politics
April 20 2017 4:42 PMDemocrats, Listen to the Resistance. Legalize Weed.The Trump administration wants to crack down on pot—but the American people overwhelmingly support marijuana legalization. Why aren’t Democrats leading the fight?
The Slatest
April 19 2017 5:39 PMGorsuch Looks Poised to Rule That States Must Sometimes Subsidize Churches 
Outward
April 17 2017 3:46 PMTexas May Hire Random Contractors to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Over the Phone
Outward
April 14 2017 12:50 PMJustice Department Withdraws Litigation over North Carolina’s HB2, Citing Fake Repeal
The Slatest
April 12 2017 2:42 PMNorth Carolina GOP Votes to Dilute Governor’s Power and Curtail Voting Rights—Again
The Slatest
April 10 2017 4:39 PMGorsuch’s Dark-Money Benefactor Attended His White House Swearing-In Ceremony
Outward
April 8 2017 1:45 PMJudge Pens Poignant Tribute to Trans Teen Gavin Grimm, a “Modern-Day Human Rights Leader”
Politics
April 7 2017 1:31 PMThe Second Amendment vs. the Fourth AmendmentDoes exercising your right to carry a gun diminish your other constitutional protections?
The XX Factor
April 6 2017 12:51 PMFederal Judge Rules Arizona’s Diaper Changing Child Molestation Law Is Unconstitutional
Outward
April 5 2017 2:16 PMThe 7th Circuit’s Landmark Anti-Gay Discrimination Ruling Is Also Great News for Trans Rights
Outward
April 4 2017 12:30 PMMississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Lawyers Are Gaslighting Their Opponents in Court
Outward
April 4 2017 10:43 AMNCAA Falls for Fake HB2 Repeal, Brings Championship Games Back to North Carolina
Jurisprudence
March 29 2017 7:01 PMBad Law. Bad Prosecution. No Scandal.Why the pro-life activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood officials aren’t martyrs.

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