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 30 2015 6:09 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableMost of this term’s liberal rulings were just common sense.
The Slatest
June 29 2015 5:25 PMSCOTUS Clears Way for North Carolina To Ban Pro-Choice License Plates
The Breakfast Table
June 29 2015 3:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableGinsburg’s redistricting decision could be the most important one of the term.
20x
June 29 2015 11:55 AMSupreme Court Blogs, TV Recaps, and Wikipedia What a legal-affairs writer visits on the Internet more than 20 times a month.
The Slatest
June 29 2015 10:43 AMSupreme Court Restricts the EPA’s Ability to Curb Mercury Emissions
The Slatest
June 29 2015 10:12 AMSupreme Court Upholds Lethal Injection Protocol, Clearing the Way for Executions
Outward
June 29 2015 9:26 AMTexas Attorney General Encourages Clerks to Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples
Outward
June 27 2015 4:43 PMCNN Claimed to Spot an ISIS Flag at a Gay Pride March. It Was a Drawing of Sex Toys.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 6:24 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s opinion is most compelling when he talks about the rights of children.
Outward
June 26 2015 12:13 PMScalia Explains Why SCOTUS Shouldn’t Rule for Marriage Equality: It Has No Evangelicals
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June 26 2015 11:23 AMThe Most Gorgeous, Powerful Passages From Kennedy’s Marriage Equality Decision
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June 26 2015 10:02 AMSupreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Bans Are Unconstitutional
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June 25 2015 4:14 PMJury Finds Ex-Gay Conversion Therapists Guilty of Fraud in Landmark Decision
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 12:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe Obamacare ruling is an even bigger victory for the law—and the president—than anybody expected.
The Slatest
June 25 2015 10:59 AMSupreme Court Rejects Challenge to the Fair Housing Act
The Slatest
June 30 2015 10:19 AMSupreme Court Agrees to Hear Case That Will Likely Wipe Out Public-Sector Unions
The Slatest
June 29 2015 3:50 PMSupreme Court Puts Anti-Abortion Ruling on Hold, Allows Texas Clinics to Remain Open by 5–4 Vote 
The Slatest
June 29 2015 12:26 PMIn a Brave, Powerful Dissent, Justice Breyer Calls for the Abolition of the Death Penalty
The Slatest
June 29 2015 11:32 AMThe Stunning, Scorching Accusation in Justice Sotomayor’s Death Penalty Dissent
The Slatest
June 29 2015 10:37 AMSupreme Court Upholds Arizona Redistricting Commission, Warding Off Gerrymandering
The Slatest
June 29 2015 10:02 AMSupreme Court Agrees to Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2015 4:46 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThomas says the justices who ruled for marriage equality just made up a right to dignity. That’s ridiculous—and hypocritical.
Outward
June 26 2015 11:14 PMWhite House Lit Up With Rainbow Lights to Celebrate Marriage Equality Decision
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 2:48 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe conservatives’ marriage equality dissents are petty, hypocritical, and embarrassing. 
Outward
June 26 2015 11:43 AMGay Marriage Will Lead to Polygamy, Roberts Argues, Citing New York Post Story on a "Throuple"
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 11:18 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s marriage equality decision is gorgeous, heartfelt, and a little mystifying.
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 4:32 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe Obamacare ruling was supposed to be all about federalism. What happened?
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 1:00 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe court’s conservatives love saying a law “means what it says.” Except when it means something liberal.
Brow Beat
June 25 2015 11:14 AMM. Night Shyamalan’s New Show Pulled Off One of TV’s Most Brilliant Twists
The Slatest
June 25 2015 10:09 AMSupreme Court Upholds Subsidies in Major Victory for Obamacare

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