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Amicus: A Bird With a Broken Wing

The Supreme Court is doing its best to limp to the term’s finish line. So why do the justices insist that everything is hunky-dory?

May 25 2016 3:42 PMA Stroll Down Supreme Court Memory LaneAmicus dishes on the quirks and characters of the Supreme Court.
May 4 2016 1:01 PMIs Every Gift a Bribe?If you’re a public official—maybe.
April 22 2016 3:22 PMAre Supreme Court Judges Merely Politicians in Robes? In this Amicus transcript, read what Dahlia Lithwick asked Sen. Al Franken about partisan politics at the high court. 
April 5 2016 4:09 PMKeeping Merrick Garland Out of the Supreme CourtThe GOP’s obstruction of Garland’s Senate hearing is bound to have colossal consequences.
March 31 2016 4:23 PMHow the Little Sisters of the Poor Are Preventing You From Getting the PillAmicus unpacks Obamacare’s return to the high court.
March 10 2016 10:39 AMA Women’s Right to Choose Returns to the High CourtIn Justice Scalia’s absence, a newly balanced Supreme Court gets heated up in a fiery, female justice–fueled debate. 
Feb. 25 2016 11:06 AMAmicus Remembers Antonin Scalia Amid the media battle over his Supreme Court seat and legacy, Dahlia Lithwick takes a moment to reflect on the person behind the famous persona.
Feb. 18 2016 5:18 PMScalia Makes Big Waves, Even After His DeathSlate’s Amicus and Political Gabfest podcasts team up to cover the Supreme Court justice’s death. 
Feb. 15 2016 11:04 AMWhose Sign Is It Anyway?In Heffernan v. City of Paterson, it’s not so clear if the First Amendment is relevant.
Feb. 6 2016 10:03 AMAmicus: The Candidates and the CourtIt’s likely that the next president will have the chance to fundamentally reshape the Supreme Court. So why is it not a major campaign issue?
Jan. 19 2016 1:15 PMThe “Labor Pains” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick considers a Supreme Court case that could stanch the flow of funds to public sector unions. 
Jan. 9 2016 10:06 AMAmicus: Labor PainsThe Supreme Court takes up a case that could stanch the flow of funds to public sector unions.
Dec. 24 2015 5:00 PMAmicus: Judging Tribal CourtsAn alleged sexual assault on the Choctaw reservation has the Supreme Court asking whether non-Indians should face justice in the Indian court system.
Nov. 30 2015 12:10 PMAmicus: Color Blind ConstitutionA half-century after Brown v. Board, should the Supreme Court still be in the business of integrating public schools and universities?
Nov. 14 2015 10:05 AMAmicus: Class Dismissed?Big business says class-action lawsuits have gotten out of control. Will the Roberts court agree?
May 14 2016 10:03 AMAmicus: Memory LaneAs we wait for the Supreme Court to hand down its big decisions, we listen back to a few highlights from this term.
April 30 2016 9:23 AMAmicus: This Is Not CorruptionWhy the appearance of quid pro quo may not be enough to uphold the conviction of Virginia’s former governor.
April 16 2016 9:01 AMAmicus: Contra ObamaAs Senate Republicans refuse to consider the Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, the remaining eight justices take up his immigration directive.
April 4 2016 9:20 AMAmicus: The Case Against the Case Against ConfirmationWhy the GOP’s refusal to give Merrick Garland a fair hearing could trigger a full-scale constitutional crisis.
March 28 2016 10:40 AMAmicus: The Contraceptive Mandate          In the latest challenge to Obamacare, a group of religious organizations says the government’s attempt to accommodate their objections to providing birth control for their workers is not enough.
March 7 2016 9:19 AMAmicus: Is the Burden Undue?A newly balanced Supreme Court considers the impact of Texas’ restrictive new abortion regulations. Also … Clarence Thomas speaks.
Feb. 20 2016 10:25 AMAmicus: The Contradictions of Antonin ScaliaWhy the version of originalism practiced by the late Supreme Court Justice had its limits. And why he was one of the best mentors a young lawyer could hope for.
Feb. 17 2016 12:50 PMThe Nominations We Should Care About This Campaign SeasonDahlia Lithwick discusses what this presidential election means for the Supreme Court and why we should pay more attention.
Feb. 14 2016 8:00 PMA Special Joint Political Gabfest and Amicus on Antonin Scalia’s DeathThe podcasts’ hosts discuss the seismic events set in motion by the sudden Supreme Court vacancy.
Jan. 26 2016 6:02 PMAmicus: The Case of the Missing Constitutional ViolationA public employee was demoted for a political position his employer mistakenly attributed to him. Was it a First Amendment violation?
Jan. 14 2016 12:59 PMThe “Judging Tribal Courts” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick asks whether non-Indians should face justice in tribal courts with attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle.
Dec. 28 2015 1:09 PMThe “One Person, One Vote” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick meets with attorneys from both sides of the Evenwel v. Abbott case.
Dec. 12 2015 2:07 PMAmicus: One Person, One Vote The Supreme Court sets its sights on the bedrock principle that has shaped electoral maps for the past half-century.
Nov. 19 2015 5:30 PMThe “Class Dismissed” TranscriptFrom Tyson to Wal-Mart to Comcast, Slate’s Amicus host questions the effectiveness of class-action lawsuits. 
Nov. 12 2015 5:28 PMWhy Some Prosecutors Want All-White Juries for Death Penalty CasesDahlia Lithwick asks, “What goes on in the heads of prosecutors?”

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