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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate. Follow her on Twitter.

The XX Factor
May 12 2014 3:22 PMTerry McAuliffe Reminds Virginia Women Why They Voted for Him
Jurisprudence
May 6 2014 5:11 PMMajority RulesAmericans now get to decide which religions we want to protect. Guess which one will always win?
Jurisprudence
April 30 2014 5:22 PMWhen the Death Penalty Turns Into Torture
Meet Slate
April 29 2014 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.
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 22 2014 6:52 PMWhat’s Scarier Than Truthiness in Politics? A law banning it.
Slate Plus
April 16 2014 11:22 AMWe Wanted to Welcome You to Slate Plus… So we created these videos just for you, members!
Politics
April 8 2014 5:43 PMVirginia Is BrokenAnd low-income Virginians who fall into the Medicaid gap will suffer for it.
Jurisprudence
March 27 2014 11:27 AMSo, You Missed Oral Argument … AGAIN?Oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case in four minutes of video.
Doublex
March 21 2014 4:42 PM“All These Issues Are Still With Us”Talking to Anita Hill, as truthful as ever.
Behind the Scenes
March 17 2014 6:00 PMBazelon and Lithwick on How to Write About the Law
Low Concept
March 3 2014 7:41 PMGoodnight Snow DaysIt is time for all good children to go back to school.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 25 2014 11:46 PM“Stand Your Ground” NationAmerica used to value the concept of retreat. Now we just shoot.
Science
Feb. 17 2014 11:55 PMHow Can You Explain “Color” to an 11-Year-Old?Alan Alda’s challenge to scientists: Let kids be the judges.
Politics
Feb. 10 2014 5:19 PMThe Left Fights BackThis weekend’s massive protest in North Carolina shows that the GOP doesn’t own morality.
The XX Factor
Jan. 29 2014 3:37 PMNext in the War on the War on Women, Republicans Debut the "Who Are You Callin' a Lady?" Tack
Jurisprudence
May 9 2014 5:14 PMHow the Push to Abolish the Death Penalty Has Made the Death Penalty Less Safe
Jurisprudence
May 5 2014 6:05 PMLet Us PrayThe Supreme Court gives its blessing for prayer at town meetings. Get ready for a lot more Jesus in your life.
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 29 2014 6:59 PMOur Cellphones Are UsThe Supreme Court tries to reconcile the Fourth Amendment with the realities of our tech age.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2014 5:17 PMWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Talking About RaceDeep inside the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision lies a fight about how we speak about race in America.
Family
April 17 2014 3:58 PMSurvivalist SederThis Passover, we packed emergency preparedness bags, in case we had to run.
Jurisprudence
April 11 2014 2:27 PMThe Disappearing Public Outrage Over Political Corruption
Jurisprudence
April 2 2014 5:28 PMJustice Roberts Hearts BillionairesThe chief either doesn’t believe, or doesn’t care, that money corrupts politics.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 25 2014 6:43 PMIs the Contraception Mandate Doomed?It sure looks that way after the Hobby Lobby argument.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2014 3:52 PMRuth Bader Ginsburg Is IrreplaceableAll you liberals trying to push her out, think about that.
Jurisprudence
March 5 2014 5:59 PMGuilt by AssociationSenate blocks Obama’s pick to head the civil rights division because he’s fought for civil rights.
Low Concept
Feb. 28 2014 5:01 PMKen Cuccinelli’s New Law Firm Will Protect Real Americans Against Everything Imaginable
Jurisprudence
Feb. 25 2014 2:32 PMPre-RacialJustice Clarence Thomas says blacks didn’t think about race in the 1950s South.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 14 2014 10:43 AMIt’s Over: Gay Marriage Can’t Lose in the Courts
Jurisprudence
Feb. 5 2014 3:08 PMWoody Allen v. Dylan FarrowThe Court of Public Opinion is now in session.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 28 2014 6:26 PMGod vs. the GovernmentThe Little Sisters case is not about a form. It’s about who gets to decide what the form means.

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