Emily Bazelon

Senior Editor, Slate


Emily Bazelon appears in the following:

#Boycott Indiana

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New York Times Magazine correspondent Emily Bazelon offers legal analysis of the law that inspired the social media campaign "#Boycott Indiana."

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'An Exchange Established By the State'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

New York Times Magazine correspondent Emily Bazelon goes through the oral arguments heard yesterday in King v. Burwell, a Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

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I Belong to the Blank Generation

Monday, October 06, 2014

What does it mean to be a Gen-Xer? As part of our 25 Years in 25 Days series, we look back at 1994, the death of Kurt Cobain, and the generation lost between the Boomers and Millennials.

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New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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Wins For Hobby Lobby and Non-Unionized Workers

Monday, June 30, 2014

In twin 5-4 rulings, the Supreme Court ruled that companies may refrain from providing contraception if they object on religious grounds; and that public sector unions may not collect dues from some non-unionized employees. 

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The Supreme Court Cases You Weren't Paying Attention To (If You Were Paying Attention At All)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

It's Supreme Court opinion week. Emily Bazelon, Slate legal correspondent and a panelist on the Politics Gabfest, rounds up some of the cases not getting as much attention in the news -- like the ruling in support of strict "straw purchase" gun laws.


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Cell Phones and Searches

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

For the police, is your cell phone like a wallet or a safety deposit box? Emily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, Political Gabfest regular and the author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, discusses the cases being argued at the Supreme Court over the issue of whether a search warrant is required for cell phones.

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The Truth About High School Social Hierarchies

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A new study from researchers at the University of California at Davis and Penn State shows that high school social hierarchies are much more complicated and nuanced than previously thought.

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Seeking Justice: Emily Bazelon on Bullying, SCOTUS, and More

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Emily Bazelon is a senior editor and court watcher at Slate, a Politics Gabfest regular, and the author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She discusses the re-issue of her book in paperback, recent cases of bullying including the Miami Dolphins locker room scandal, and a little about the current Supreme Court cases on the docket.

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Sotomayor's Contraceptive Coverage Exemption

Thursday, January 02, 2014

On New Years Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a temporary exemption to the contraception coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act for a elder care facility run by a group of nuns in Colorado, and related organizations. Emily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, explains this latest challenge to the contraception mandate and what it might mean for the law.

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The Supreme Court on Religion and Shopping

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Emily Bazelon, Slate senior editor, the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School, Political Gabfest panelist, and the author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House, 2013), discusses the religious rights of corporations as well as the ruling on web sales and local taxes.

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NFL, Bullying, Male Bonding, and More

Friday, November 08, 2013

The story of Richie Incognito and his NFL teammate Jonathan Martin touches on bullying, race, class, and football culture. Josh Levin, Slate's executive editor and host of the sports podcast "Hang up and Listen", and Emily Bazelon, Slate writer and author of Sticks and Stones, discuss the latest.

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Are Criminal Charges the Best Way to Prevent Cyberbullying?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This week, a Florida police department charged two girls ages 14 and 12 with aggravated stalking—a third-degree felony—for bullying a peer that eventually committed suicide. As more and more young people define their lives online, stories show that cyberbullying can have devastating consequences. But are felony charges the best way to punish bullies and prevent future incidents? What role should parents and teachers play? Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and a fellow at Yale Law School, examines all of these questions. 

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What We Know from Zimmerman Juror B37

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Since Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, Juror B37 has spoken about the behind-the-scenes process of deliberation. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and panelist on Radio Gabfest, talks to Brian Lehrer about what the juror's disclosures indicate about the trial.

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Gabfest Radio: The Your Feet Are Killing Me Edition

Saturday, July 13, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the turmoil in Egypt, and the challenges it poses for the Obama administration. They also discuss Eliot Spitzer’s decision to run for office and whether the former New York governor (and Slate contributor) deserves forgiveness. During the cocktail chatter portion of the show, the Gabfesters are joined by special guest Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.

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Gabfest Radio: The Brooding Ethnic Antihero Edition

Saturday, July 06, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists John Dickerson and David Plotz are joined by special guest Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor at The Atlantic. They discuss immigration reform’s path through the House of Representatives and Hillary Clinton’s age.


Gabfest Radio: The Out From Under the DOMA Edition

Saturday, June 29, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


Emily Bazelon on Wendy Davis; SCOTUS Impact

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

After key rulings on gay marriage, voting rights, and affirmative action (not to mention adoption, employee discrimination, and gene patenting) -- what will be the lasting legacy of this season's Supreme Court opinions? Slate's Emily Bazelon discusses what we've learned and how our legal landscape has changed. Plus: why we were so riveted by Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's all-night filibuster.

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Supreme Court Decisions: Voting Rights, Baby Girl

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court has ruled in several key cases, including most notably an opinion striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional. Slate's Emily Bazelon provides analysis on The Brian Lehrer Show at 11:30. Plus: Radiolab's Tim Howard on the "Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl" ruling.

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Emily Bazelon on the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Ruling

Monday, June 24, 2013

Emily Bazelon, a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School, discusses the Supreme Court's ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas.