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

Amicus
April 18 2015 10:00 AMAmicus: The Politics of LawIn anticipation of big decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare, many are talking about the balance of political power on the Supreme Court. Is that fair?
Jurisprudence
April 15 2015 5:48 PMDismembered ProtectionsThese new abortion bans may be the most dangerous yet.
Amicus
April 11 2015 1:00 PMAmicus: Marriage ArrivesThe Supreme Court is finally taking up same-sex marriage. How did we get here and what should we expect next?
Jurisprudence
April 2 2015 1:19 PMTwo Pretexts Walk Into a BarThe arguments against gay marriage can’t be reconciled with the arguments for religious freedom acts.
Amicus
March 28 2015 12:52 PMHow Much Is Too Much When It Comes to the Costs of Environmental Regulation?
Jurisprudence
March 24 2015 6:51 PMWhat Should Clean Air Cost?The Supreme Court’s surprising decision to hear a challenge by big coal.
Jurisprudence
March 18 2015 6:02 PMWe Are David DowLawyers are furious with Texas for suspending an effective death penalty defense attorney.
Amicus
March 14 2015 2:04 AMAmicus: Throwing Away the KeyHas the Supreme Court turned its back on Guantánamo?
Jurisprudence
March 12 2015 3:45 AMRevenge, Not JusticeTexas’ brazen attempt to silence one of its most effective death penalty defense lawyers.
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
April 17 2015 6:13 PMAmen, Canada!The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
Jurisprudence
April 13 2015 1:51 PMThis Man Deserves a PardonVirginia is still imprisoning an almost certainly innocent man—even after he did the time.
Jurisprudence
April 9 2015 4:29 PMComplicit as SinHow gay marriage opponents transformed themselves from a religious majority to a religious minority.
The Slatest
March 30 2015 3:37 PMScalia Admits He’ll Never Read the Whole Record for a Life-and-Death Case He’s About to Decide
Jurisprudence
March 25 2015 3:59 PMA Pregnant Worker’s Right to SueThe Supreme Court compromises a smart new rule into existence.
Jurisprudence
March 20 2015 6:18 PMDangerous Magical ThinkingTrying the 12-year-old “Slender Man” stabbers as adults is as illogical and barbaric as they are.
Doublex
March 16 2015 4:51 PMJustice LOLZ Grumpycat Notorious R.B.G.How a gentle Supreme Court justice became a badass gangsta Internet meme.
Plus Roundups
March 13 2015 10:00 AM“I Wish You Could Have Been With Me in the Pressroom at the Supreme Court”Here are Dahlia Lithwick’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from “choreplay” to the GOP’s letter to Iran.
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.

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TV Club
April 21 2015 1:49 PM Mad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Forecast” Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.