Dahlia Lithwick
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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate

Supreme Court Dispatches
March 4 2015 7:29 PMHigh Drama for Obamacare at the High CourtScalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2015 3:38 PMWhat’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?Our Amicus podcasters explain why millions of people could lose their health insurance.
Amicus
Feb. 7 2015 5:02 PMBotched ProtocolsThe Supreme Court revisits the question of whether lethal injection amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Amicus
Jan. 31 2015 1:16 PMThe Case for Allowing Cameras Inside the U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus
Jan. 10 2015 1:32 PMAmicus: The Super LawyersDahlia Lithwick talks to the author of a new report about the elite group of lawyers who bring most of the cases at the Supreme Court.
Behind the Scenes
Dec. 31 2014 1:16 PMSlate Staffers Pick Their Out-of-Left-Field Favorite Slate Articles of 2014
Jurisprudence
Dec. 22 2014 3:11 PMNorth Carolina’s Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck DownA conservative judge sticks up for medical ethics and the First Amendment.
Amicus
Dec. 6 2014 2:42 PMAmicus: Rapper’s IntentDahlia Lithwick talks to a scholar about how courts have interpreted rap lyrics, and hears from the lawyer who argued this week’s pregnancy discrimination case Young v. UPS.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 2 2014 1:39 PMThe Supreme Court Justices on FacebookThis week’s Elonis v. United States oral arguments as told through social media.
Low Concept
Nov. 26 2014 12:57 PMObama’s Thanksgiving AmnestyWill the president’s turkey pardon start a wave of unauthorized poultry immigration?
Amicus
Nov. 22 2014 2:26 PMAmicus Revisits a Case Involving Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
Jurisprudence
Nov. 13 2014 5:37 PMWhy Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?His murder conviction was vacated three years ago, but Virginia won’t set him free.
Amicus
Nov. 8 2014 2:58 PMAmicus Episode 5: Who Has Ultimate Authority Over Our Passports?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 3 2014 6:36 PMWho Decides Who Rules Jerusalem?Antonin Scalia maintains that Congress is free to antagonize whatever foreign entities it wants to.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 31 2014 4:09 PMLousy JudgmentThis year’s scary election ads will destroy any lingering confidence in the judicial branch.
The Slatest
March 4 2015 2:26 PMThe Most Important Moment From Today’s Obamacare Arguments
Amicus
Feb. 28 2015 3:30 PMThe Letter of the LawTwo perspectives on the Supreme Court case that could bring the Affordable Care Act to its knees.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 3 2015 5:28 PMThe Capital Punishment Cover-UpVirginia wants to hide “all information relating to the execution process.”
Amicus
Jan. 25 2015 8:31 AMShould Aspiring Judges Be Able to Raise Campaign Funds the Same Way Other Candidates Can?
Jurisprudence
Jan. 6 2015 6:07 PMPneumatic FeverThe Supreme Court doesn’t want to rush into embracing new technology. But it shouldn’t crawl either.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 29 2014 1:32 PMThe 10 Worst Civil Liberties Violations of 2014It’s been an exceptionally awful year.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 16 2014 2:51 PMThe Supreme Court Ignores the Lessons of FergusonAs the rest of the country worries about police overreach, the justices give cops yet more latitude. 
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 3 2014 6:45 PMHeavy LiftingThe Supreme Court is flummoxed by pregnancy discrimination and semicolons.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2014 4:35 PMShadow TrialProsecutors in Ferguson violated our right to an open criminal justice system.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 24 2014 5:42 PMThe University of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape ProblemThe confidential sexual assault investigation system has failed. 
Jurisprudence
Nov. 19 2014 1:55 PMMassive Failures of JusticeWhy Texas is about to execute a profoundly mentally ill man.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 10 2014 6:45 PMObamacare Is Doomed! Everybody Panic!Not so fast, progressives. It’s far from a sure thing that the Supreme Court will destroy the Affordable Care Act.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 5 2014 6:54 PMScales of JusticeThe Supreme Court has more fun than ought to be legal arguing about shrimpy grouper.
Amicus
Nov. 2 2014 8:12 PMWhen Things Get Hairy Around the Ballot Box
Family
Oct. 28 2014 4:29 PMThe Awful TruthThe world is a terrible place. Your kids already know it. There’s no point in lying to them.

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