Southern JusticeHow an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas.
This Year’s Most Outrageous Anti-Abortion StrategyTennessee out-crazies all the other states with its proposed constitutional amendment.
Stop Draggin’ My Heart AroundThe Supreme Court is harming people with its inscrutable gay marriage actions.
The Right Outcome for the Wrong ReasonsThe Supreme Court is missing its moment to lead on gay marriage (and maybe that’s what it wants).
Gaming the Supreme CourtWhich state has the best chance of making gay marriage the law of the land?
A Shameful Defense FailsThe McDonnells say they weren’t lying about their finances; they were lying about everything else.
Bobby Jindal’s Desperate MoveThe governor’s Common Core lawsuit is not about education in Louisiana. It’s just a stunt.
Advice for Ferguson From the Supreme CourtIf you don’t want to get tear gassed, stop “protesting” and start “counseling.”
Slate Plus Video
So You Wanna Be a Journalist?Advice from Slate’s Supreme Court and law reporter Dahlia Lithwick.
Focus on the FamilyWhat Bob McDonnell’s Regent University thesis says about his public corruption defense.
Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? Slate's Dahlia Lithwick talks the Roberts court on Moyers & Company.
Amicus: Slate’s New Supreme Court PodcastDahlia Lithwick welcomes the 2014–15 term with a brand-new program for court watchers and news lovers.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Tiny Little PistolsThe justices wonder what dangers lurk in a half-inch beard.
This Court ErredThe Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
Famous Supreme Court Plaintiffs: a QuizCan you recognize Dred Scott? Jane Roe? Ernesto Miranda?
Voter ID Laws May Worsen Voter FraudAnd is Texas’ law intentionally or merely incidentally racist?
Ferguson’s Constitutional CrisisOn the streets of Missouri, it’s not just the First Amendment that’s being violated.
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
The Fourth FeministJustice Breyer proves that you don’t have to be a woman on the court to understand women’s rights.
Arizona’s Botched ExecutionThe state claims that witnesses are lying about the two-hour debacle.
After Hobby LobbyThe Supreme Court term wrapped up nice and neat last week. Unless you are a woman.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.