Amicus: The Politics of LawIn anticipation of big decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare, many are talking about the balance of political power on the Supreme Court. Is that fair?
Amicus: Marriage ArrivesThe Supreme Court is finally taking up same-sex marriage. How did we get here and what should we expect next?
Two Pretexts Walk Into a BarThe arguments against gay marriage can’t be reconciled with the arguments for religious freedom acts.
What Should Clean Air Cost?The Supreme Court’s surprising decision to hear a challenge by big coal.
We Are David DowLawyers are furious with Texas for suspending an effective death penalty defense attorney.
Revenge, Not JusticeTexas’ brazen attempt to silence one of its most effective death penalty defense lawyers.
The Letter of the LawTwo perspectives on the Supreme Court case that could bring the Affordable Care Act to its knees.
The Capital Punishment Cover-UpVirginia wants to hide “all information relating to the execution process.”
Pneumatic FeverThe Supreme Court doesn’t want to rush into embracing new technology. But it shouldn’t crawl either.
Amen, Canada!The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
This Man Deserves a PardonVirginia is still imprisoning an almost certainly innocent man—even after he did the time.
Complicit as SinHow gay marriage opponents transformed themselves from a religious majority to a religious minority.
Scalia Admits He’ll Never Read the Whole Record for a Life-and-Death Case He’s About to Decide
A Pregnant Worker’s Right to SueThe Supreme Court compromises a smart new rule into existence.
Dangerous Magical ThinkingTrying the 12-year-old “Slender Man” stabbers as adults is as illogical and barbaric as they are.
Justice LOLZ Grumpycat Notorious R.B.G.How a gentle Supreme Court justice became a badass gangsta Internet meme.
“I Wish You Could Have Been With Me in the Pressroom at the Supreme Court”Here are Dahlia Lithwick’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from “choreplay” to the GOP’s letter to Iran.
Supreme Court Dispatches
High Drama for Obamacare at the High CourtScalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care.
What’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?Our Amicus podcasters explain why millions of people could lose their health insurance.
Botched ProtocolsThe Supreme Court revisits the question of whether lethal injection amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Amicus: The Super LawyersDahlia Lithwick talks to the author of a new report about the elite group of lawyers who bring most of the cases at the Supreme Court.
The Canadian Supreme Court, Unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, Understands That Sectarian Prayer Is Sectarian
The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Will Create a Cable and Internet Behemoth. Here's What You Need to Know.
One of Today's Pulitzer Prize Winners Left Journalism Because It Couldn't Pay His Rent. Now He's in PR.
The “How Does a New Orleans Musician Work?” Transcript Read what Adam Davidson asked singer-songwriter Sarah Quintana about her workday.
The Logical Failures of Food Fads Why studying the humanities can help you live a healthy life.
Golden Status The Warriors are the best team since Jordan’s Bulls. Why aren’t they respected as such?