Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate, and hosts the podcast Amicus.

Jurisprudence
Sept. 23 2016 5:58 AMVoters Want Hillary Clinton to be the Grown-UpWhy she can’t stoop to Donald Trump’s level at the debates.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 20 2016 3:59 PMState-Sponsored ChristianityA federal appeals court just told religious minorities to stop being so whiny.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 15 2016 9:55 PMHow Trump Gets Away With ItWhy his countless legal scandals don’t stick.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 8 2016 6:16 PMWhy Donald Trump and Pam Bondi Probably Won’t Face a Corruption InvestigationThe Supreme Court’s McDonnell decision seems to have put a chill on prosecutors.
Politics
Aug. 30 2016 3:17 PMI Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Merrick GarlandIt’s confirmed: The judge needs his own ice cream flavor. Help us name it.
Politics
July 27 2016 1:21 AMBill Clinton’s Love SongHis speech was long, beautiful, and finally gave Hillary the credit she deserves.
Doublex
July 25 2016 7:00 PMThe Bag of Rocks We Lug AroundWhy one longtime Slate writer misses the feminist exuberance around Hillary Clinton’s 2008 run.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2016 12:54 PMThe Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About ElectionsThe restrictions remind judges to aspire to be apolitical.
Jurisprudence
July 16 2016 6:19 PMPunished for Being PoorThe Virginia scheme that suspends the driver’s license of anyone who can’t pay trivial fines.
Jurisprudence
July 8 2016 3:13 PMMore Guns, More Fear, More KillingsIt’s a vicious cycle, and there’s no end in sight.
Jurisprudence
July 7 2016 10:37 AM“No One Can Breathe in This Atmosphere”Everyone should read Justice Sonia Sotomayor on how police stops are life-and-death experiences for people of color.
DoubleX Gabfest
July 1 2016 1:46 PMAre the SATs Unfair to Female Students?Some say gender-biased questions can distract students during the exam.
The Breakfast Table
June 28 2016 7:13 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 26: The eight-person court is a very different place.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2016 7:25 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 21: Dietary supplement peddlers: They’re just like you and me.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2016 8:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 13: Does authoritarianism count as executive overreach?
Amicus
Sept. 22 2016 11:28 AMExplaining the Millennial Circus Surrounding Ruth Bader GinsburgSlate’s Amicus podcast talks to Irin Carmon, co-author of the biography, Notorious RBG.
Amicus
Sept. 19 2016 10:48 AMAmicus: Notorious RBGHow the diminutive Supreme Court justice came to be depicted on the biceps of fans nationwide.
The Slatest
Sept. 15 2016 12:00 PMPeter Thiel Denies Trump Has Spoken With Him About a SCOTUS Nomination
Jurisprudence
Sept. 1 2016 5:39 PMNo Justice, No PeachThe winners of our Merrick Garland ice cream flavor contest.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 23 2016 4:17 PMLeavenworth’s SpygateA private prison facility in Kansas was spying on constitutionally protected attorney-client conversations.
Jurisprudence
July 26 2016 4:17 PMThe Ghosts of Shelby CountyDespite some recent wins, voting rights are still under siege.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2016 4:19 PMJustices IgnoredThe Supreme Court is the most important issue of the election for Republicans. So they’re not talking about it.
Amicus
July 18 2016 11:54 AMWhat It’s Like to Win a Landmark Abortion Rights Case at the Supreme CourtWhole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller talks about the stigma surrounding unplanned pregnancy and abortion after Hellerstedt.
Jurisprudence
July 13 2016 6:13 PMDeciphering JusticeThe subtext of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s improper attacks on Donald Trump.
Amicus
July 8 2016 12:07 PMThe Supreme Court’s Surprising, Tumultuous TermRead what Slate’s court watchers had to say about this session’s decisions on abortion, immigration, affirmative action, and more.
Amicus
July 5 2016 9:22 AMAmicus: That’s a WrapThe Supreme Court caps off a term filled with surprises by handing down a hugely consequential defense of abortion rights.
DoubleX Gabfest
June 30 2016 10:37 AMActually Good News for Women EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest’s show about Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Suited, and mom hair.
Amicus
June 28 2016 3:53 PMFarewell to the GeneralAmicus bids adieu to Solicitor General Don Verrilli in one last interview.
Supreme Court Dispatches
June 27 2016 2:19 PMThe Ideal AlliesAbortion was saved with a dry, wonky, emotionless opinion from a man. Which is kind of perfect.
Amicus
June 25 2016 7:55 AMAmicus: Goodbye, General!On his last day in office, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli talks about what it’s been like to argue some of the government’s biggest cases at the high court. Also—affirmative action, saved.

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