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

Supreme Court Dispatches
April 27 2016 6:13 PMThe “Everybody Does It” DefenseThe Supreme Court might let Bob McDonnell off the hook because it can’t even define political corruption anymore.
Jurisprudence
April 22 2016 6:04 PMJohn Roberts Under AttackThe chief justice continues to be blamed for Merrick Garland not getting a Senate hearing.
Jurisprudence
April 21 2016 6:26 PMAmerica’s Cash Bail System Is a DisgraceLegendary music executive Jason Flom explains how to get rid of it.
Jurisprudence
April 16 2016 3:30 PMMore Than Immigration at the High CourtThe Supreme Court’s look at Obama’s executive action perfectly explains the Merrick Garland fight.
Im
April 14 2016 1:40 PM“National Group Therapy”How the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings changed how America talks about sexual harassment.
Amicus
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.
Amicus
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.
The Slatest
March 29 2016 11:26 AMPublic Sector Unions Just Dodged a Major Bullet at the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 23 2016 7:36 PMThe Birth Control HijackThe Supreme Court’s conservatives think the Affordable Care Act is hijacking insurance plans to provide contraception.
Low Concept
March 18 2016 7:15 PMIf You Give a Judge a MeetingA children’s tale by Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Jurisprudence
March 17 2016 11:08 AMSupreme Court NihilismThe GOP’s treatment of Merrick Garland is disgraceful.
Jurisprudence
March 15 2016 6:05 PMIs Donald Trump Inciting Violence?He might be. If so, the First Amendment can’t save him.
Amicus
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. 
The Slatest
March 7 2016 11:31 AMA Big Win for Same-Sex Adoption at the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 2 2016 6:20 PMThe Women Take OverIn oral arguments for the Texas abortion case, the three female justices upend the Supreme Court’s balance of power.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2016 5:15 AMRepeated ViolationsBYU is violating the spirit of Title IX, harming sexual assault survivors, and making rape more likely with its absurd honor code enforcement.
Amicus
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. 
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 18 2016 6:54 PMThe Supreme Court Is All Tied UpA bitter, partisan 4-4 ruling is in the cards over immigration, showing just how broken the system is.
Amicus
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.
Jurisprudence
April 7 2016 6:27 PMChuck Grassley’s Supreme Court CoupThe Senate judiciary chairman just took a torch to the high court for the sake of partisanship.
Amicus
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.
Jurisprudence
March 29 2016 6:22 PMThe Reverse BartlebyA modest proposal for how Merrick Garland can outfox Republican obstructionists.
Amicus
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.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2016 8:05 PMZubik v. BurwellThe latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate could have wide-ranging impacts.
The Breakfast Table
March 17 2016 3:26 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 5: Is the GOP Going to Get Away With Blocking Merrick Garland?
The Breakfast Table
March 16 2016 1:20 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 2: Cut Merrick Garland some slack.
Politics
March 11 2016 5:22 PMHope and Change, Canadian StyleFor President Obama, hosting Justin Trudeau must have felt like seeing the Ghost of Elections Past.
Jurisprudence
March 8 2016 12:34 PMThe Conservative Era Is OverAntonin Scalia’s death has already changed the way the Supreme Court—and conservative litigants—do business.
Amicus
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.
Jurisprudence
March 1 2016 7:23 PMTexas’ Big LieThe laws it insists protect women’s health are actually anti-abortion. Will the Supreme Court see through the charade?

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