Sonja West

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

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.
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.



Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.