Sonja West

Sonja West is an associate professor at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Oct. 9 2014 4:52 PMStop Draggin’ My Heart AroundThe Supreme Court is harming people with its inscrutable gay marriage actions.
July 4 2014 2:59 PMQuick Change JusticeWhile you were sleeping, Hobby Lobby just got so much worse.
Sept. 11 2013 2:25 PMTexas Hold ’EmThe state refuses to allow same-sex couples married elsewhere to get divorced. Is this the next constitutional showdown over marriage equality?
Oct. 1 2012 2:51 PMSmile for the CameraThe long lost photos of the Supreme Court at work—and what they reveal.
Oct. 24 2011 5:33 PMJudge NotWhy won’t progressives fight for federal judges?
June 23 2010 12:09 PMConstitutional Interpretation? There's No App for That.Elena Kagan needs to talk honestly about what Supreme Court justices really do.
Aug. 21 2014 5:05 PMAdvice for Ferguson From the Supreme CourtIf you don’t want to get tear gassed, stop “protesting” and start “counseling.”
Dec. 6 2013 4:23 PMCensorship 101What schools are really teaching students when we let them censor their speech.
June 12 2013 10:48 AMWhat Is Anthony Kennedy Thinking?Why the Supreme Court justice might decide we’ve been thinking about gay marriage all wrong.
May 11 2012 7:10 PMWhy Obama’s Words Didn’t Go Far EnoughMarriage equality is a federal constitutional right—not a state issue—and it’s time to start acting like it.
Dec. 14 2010 6:28 PMUnpluggedWhen do Supreme Court justices need to just sit down and be quiet?
April 9 2010 6:03 PMThe Unsung Empathy of Justice StevensJustice John Paul Stevens is the model for why empathy matters.



The Right to Run

If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.

Move Aside, Oxford Comma, the New Battle Is Over Single or Double Quotes

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK


The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here

I feel like a kid in some kind of store.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 11:57 AM Why Wasn't the WHO Ready for Ebola?
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 22 2014 12:03 PM Colonia Fara: An Italian Summer Camp for Happy Little Fascists
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Oct. 22 2014 6:00 AM Why It’s OK to Ask People What They Do David Plotz talks to two junior staffers about the lessons of Working.
Oct. 22 2014 11:04 AM Do All U.S. Presidents Look the Same? What About Japan’s Prime Ministers?
Oct. 22 2014 10:29 AM Apple TV Could Still Work Here’s how Apple can fix its living-room product.
  Health & Science
Oct. 22 2014 11:30 AM Where Does Ebola Hide? My nerve-wracking research with shrieking bats.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.