Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate

Jurisprudence
May 28 2015 1:38 PMYou’re All OutA defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
Amicus
May 26 2015 9:59 AMThe “Ready for Her Close-Up” TranscriptRead Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with her guests about the sudden popularity of Supreme Court drama on the silver screen.
Jurisprudence
May 20 2015 1:35 PMSupreme Court ShowbizThese new dramatizations miss the real drama.
The Slatest
May 13 2015 3:09 PMVirginia Governor Finally Pardons an Innocent Man
Family
May 8 2015 3:43 PM“Bye-Bye, Normal Mommy”How my kids and I coped with a winter of pain and guilt.
Amicus
May 2 2015 10:02 AMWhat Was It Like to Argue the Most Anticipated Case of the Supreme Court Term?
Video
April 29 2015 9:44 AMThe Moments in Tuesday’s Marriage Equality Argument Most Likely to Predict the Court’s Decision
Jurisprudence
April 27 2015 5:10 PMDear John LettersA taxonomy of gay marriage arguments aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts.
Jurisprudence
April 22 2015 5:09 PMPseudoscience in the Witness BoxThe FBI faked an entire field of forensic science.
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.
Meet Slate
May 28 2015 9:16 AMAnd Then You March In, According to Your Existential Importance in Life”A day in the life of Slate’s Supreme Court reporter.
Amicus
May 25 2015 10:32 AMThe “Making the Case” TranscriptRead Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with one of the lawyers who argued last months’ big gay-rights case at the Supreme Court.
Amicus
May 16 2015 2:04 PMAmicus: Ready for Her Close-UpThe upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic is the splashiest dramatization of a Supreme Court justice in recent memory, but it’s hardly the only one.
Jurisprudence
May 12 2015 5:44 PMBob McDonnell Tries, Tries AgainThe former Virginia governor, convicted on corruption charges, makes his case to an appeals court. The judges are skeptical. 
Jurisprudence
May 7 2015 3:50 PMThreats to LibertyConspiracy theorists worried about imaginary government oppression dismiss real government oppression.
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 30 2015 5:48 PMA Horrifying Day at CourtDeath brings out the worst in the justices.
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 28 2015 6:16 PMAn Argument for DignityJustice Anthony Kennedy seems to see a nobility of purpose in gay marriage.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2015 12:19 PMNot All Must RiseMany of the people who will witness Supreme Court history paid a ton for the privilege.
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.

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