Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern


Slate writer, lawyer, amateur dog walker. DO YOU HAVE A LINK TO THE RULING? mark.stern@slate.com Fun stuff goes on Instagram: https://t.co/FebDcPGt9E

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No one: Absolutely no one: Florida Supreme Court: Let's spontaneously overturn precedent protecting mentally disabled people from unconstitutional executions! @Slate 

The vet says we can't put Limoncello and Lorenzo in the same cage yet, but they've already started napping with each other 🥰

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Ted Cruz smeared a conservative judicial nominee because he issued ONE ruling that didn’t align perfectly with the Republican Party platform. He can spare us all the sanctimony about playing politics with the courts.

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Judge Hinkle’s decision invalidating Florida’s “pay-to-vote” scheme as an unconstitutional poll tax is one of the best voting rights opinions I’ve ever read. Incredibly thorough, meticulous, fact-laden, and quite stirring. It’s worth your time.

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Florida appeals to the 11th Circuit and hopes for a panel of Trump judges

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By a 5–4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court just approved one of the most brazen acts of voter suppression in modern times, allowing Wisconsin Republicans to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to suppress tens of thousands of votes. I am absolutely blown away.

ICE arrested a dreamer, revoked his DACA status, placed him in detention, and attempted to deport him, claiming he was a gang member. A federal judge just ruled that ICE was lying—brazenly, intentionally, repeatedly, and illegally.

This is incredible: 1. North Carolina GOP Sen. Alexander walks into the redistricting room and discovers that his district has been made competitive. 2. He quietly slices up the district to cut out Democratic voters. 3. He gets caught. 4. He announces his retirement.

Alabama killed a Muslim man tonight who wanted his imam by his side when he died. The state offered a Christian chaplain or nothing. It was one of the most clear-cut cases of religious discrimination in recent memory. And SCOTUS’ conservatives didn’t care. So he died alone.

Let me be very clear about this. Tens of thousands of Wisconsinites will not receive their absentee ballots by Election Day BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THOUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. The U.S. Supreme Court's five conservatives just said: "Too bad. You don't get to vote."

The Trump administration is refusing the recognize the citizenship of Hispanics born in Texas. This is simply astonishing (and entirely unconstitutional).

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Under the new Georgia law, a woman who miscarries could be liable for second-degree murder. If prosecutors can prove that she is somehow responsible, she can be imprisoned for 30 years. https:

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An election that forces voters to choose between protecting their health and casting a ballot is not a free and fair election. Nor should its results be treated as indisputably legitimate. This is a tragic day for democracy. My piece: @Slate 

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