Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers the law and LGBTQ issues.

Jurisprudence
May 23 2017 5:10 PMIs Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?The Supreme Court’s swing voter will decide the future of American elections.
Politics
May 19 2017 3:44 PMWhat Pence BelievesThe vice president’s two-time gubernatorial opponent on his adversary’s political values and what he’d do in the Oval Office.
Jurisprudence
May 17 2017 4:26 PMTrump’s JusticeNeil Gorsuch will be the enduring symbol of a disastrous presidency.
Jurisprudence
May 15 2017 6:45 PMNorth Carolina’s “Monster” Voter-Suppression Law Is DeadIt may have been too overtly racist for the Supreme Court. But don’t think the battle is over.
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 1:09 PMHow Trump Will Transform the Federal CourtsOne young judge at a time.
Outward
May 5 2017 6:45 PMAmericans Now View Health Care as a Right. Republicans Can’t Change That.
Outward
May 3 2017 4:08 PMWhy Trump Is Reportedly Planning an Unconstitutional Assault on LGBTQ Rights
Jurisprudence
May 1 2017 5:36 PMWill Fair Housing Stay Fair?The Supreme Court’s ruling in Bank of America v. Miami strengthened the Fair Housing Act—for now.
Politics
April 27 2017 4:55 PMAmerica Could Look Like North Carolina by 2020. Yikes.Republicans in the Tar Heel State are attacking the courts, the environment, voting rights, protesters, and immigrants. They’re giving us a glimpse of America under four years of Trump.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2017 6:05 PMThe Empty WaistbandIn a biting dissent, Justice Sotomayor takes aim at the lie that lets police officers shoot unarmed men with impunity.
The Slatest
April 23 2017 12:44 PMRemember When American Airlines Called the Police to Force NAACP’s Rev. William Barber Off a Plane?
The Slatest
April 21 2017 2:36 PMHawaii Attorney General Ties Sessions’ Racist Hawaii Remarks to Trump’s Judge-Bashing
The Slatest
April 20 2017 6:27 PMFederal Court: Texas Intentionally Gerrymandered Its Districts to Dilute Minority Votes
The Slatest
April 19 2017 6:43 PMJudge Curiel, Whose “Mexican Heritage” Trump Maligned, Will Oversee Deported Dreamer Case
Jurisprudence
April 18 2017 7:47 PMNew Justice on the BlockGorsuch’s first-day performance was self-assured—and slightly irritating to his colleagues.
Jurisprudence
May 22 2017 6:28 PMClarence Thomas Joins Liberals, Shocks WorldA strange Supreme Court alliance just struck a blow against racial gerrymandering in the United States.
Outward
May 18 2017 1:50 PMWhy Republican Governors Keep Signing LGBTQ “Conversion Therapy” Bans
The Slatest
May 16 2017 4:41 PMNorth Carolina Republicans Are Already Working on a New Voter Suppression Bill
Outward
May 10 2017 3:07 PMWest Virginia Supreme Court Rules Anti-Gay Assaults Are Not Hate Crimes
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 11:11 AMThe Only Constitutional Right That MattersConservative judges want to protect domestic abusers’ right to bear arms. Why don’t they care about protecting the right to vote?
Outward
May 4 2017 5:04 PMTrump’s Executive Order Spared LGBTQ People. Trumpcare Could Kill Them.
Outward
May 2 2017 3:05 PMMan Sues Anti-Gay Mississippi Funeral Home for Refusing to Cremate His Husband
Outward
April 28 2017 4:00 PMWhy Some Conservatives Think LGBTQ People Deserve to Get Beaten Up
Jurisprudence
April 25 2017 6:05 PMSex and Hate in the Mountain StateThe West Virginia Supreme Court debates whether an anti-gay hate crime is really a hate crime.
The Slatest
April 24 2017 5:56 PMRepublican Judge Resigns to Protest North Carolina GOP’s Attack on Courts
The Slatest
April 21 2017 4:53 PMIs the Trump Administration Lying About Its Alleged Deportation of a Dreamer?
The Slatest
April 21 2017 10:37 AMGorsuch Provides Fifth Vote to Let Arkansas Execute Ledell Lee
Politics
April 20 2017 4:42 PMDemocrats, Listen to the Resistance. Legalize Weed.The Trump administration wants to crack down on pot—but the American people overwhelmingly support marijuana legalization. Why aren’t Democrats leading the fight?
The Slatest
April 19 2017 5:39 PMGorsuch Looks Poised to Rule That States Must Sometimes Subsidize Churches 
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April 17 2017 3:46 PMTexas May Hire Random Contractors to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Over the Phone

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