Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

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.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2016 10:32 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 3: The forces of obstruction and chaos win big.
Amicus
June 16 2016 3:53 PMWhat Would Brandeis Do?Amicus turns to a ghost of Supreme Court past for advice.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2016 6:44 PMThe Second Amendment HoaxHow the NRA and conservatives have perverted the meaning of the right to bear arms.
Jurisprudence
June 9 2016 6:21 PMReal BiasLessons for Donald Trump from the Supreme Court’s latest judicial recusal ruling.
Jurisprudence
June 6 2016 3:47 PMTrump’s Attack on Judge Curiel Is Not Only RacistIt threatens an independent judiciary, which aligns perfectly with what the GOP has done for years. 
Amicus
May 28 2016 9:27 AMAmicus: A Bird With a Broken WingThe Supreme Court is doing its best to limp to the term’s finish line. So why do the justices insist that everything is hunky-dory?
Amicus
May 25 2016 3:42 PMA Stroll Down Supreme Court Memory LaneAmicus dishes on the quirks and characters of the Supreme Court.
The XX Factor
May 20 2016 5:42 PMWhy Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Shortlist Is Especially Terrifying for Women
The Slatest
May 16 2016 1:33 PMSupreme Court on Contentious Contraception Case: We’re Not Gonna Decide
Jurisprudence
May 13 2016 5:59 PMStill No AnswersJamycheal Mitchell’s death in a Virginia jail cell still hasn’t been explained. It should be a national scandal.
Politics
May 4 2016 3:13 PMResolved: Ted Cruz Was His Worst Self as a Presidential CandidateIn his surly, failed campaign, Cruz turned into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit.
Amicus
April 30 2016 9:23 AMAmicus: This Is Not CorruptionWhy the appearance of quid pro quo may not be enough to uphold the conviction of Virginia’s former governor.
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.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2016 8:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 13: Does authoritarianism count as executive overreach?
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2016 3:17 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 4: Reliving Kennedy’s glory days.
Jurisprudence
June 21 2016 6:24 PMDonald’s Gun GaffeHow Trump accidentally exposed the longtime NRA fantasy of “a good guy with a gun.”
Jurisprudence
June 14 2016 6:25 PMWords Matter to Donald TrumpUnless he’s the one speaking them.
Amicus
June 11 2016 8:04 AMAmicus: What Would Brandeis Do?One hundred years have passed since Louis Brandeis joined the Supreme Court, but his legal writing remains as relevant as ever.
Amicus
June 8 2016 10:03 AMIs the Current Supreme Court a Bird With a Broken Wing?Yes—but maybe its handicap makes it stronger. 
Jurisprudence
June 1 2016 4:28 PMThe Supreme Court Is Bored Out of Its MindThe eight justices are getting surly and listless while they wait for a ninth member.
Politics
May 26 2016 3:19 PMFellow Liberals, Let’s Stop Doing These ThingsThe bad tics and hideous behaviors of intralefty discourse today.
Jurisprudence
May 23 2016 2:26 PMPeremptory PrejudiceRacism still infects jury challenges, even if most aren’t as blatant as these awful Georgia prosecutors.
Jurisprudence
May 19 2016 5:47 AMThe Supreme Court Is Not Doing Its JobDon’t let the elegant posturing of the eight justices fool you.
Amicus
May 14 2016 10:03 AMAmicus: Memory LaneAs we wait for the Supreme Court to hand down its big decisions, we listen back to a few highlights from this term.
Jurisprudence
May 10 2016 5:48 PMNo News Is No NewsWhy it’s virtually impossible to cover Merrick Garland.
Amicus
May 4 2016 1:01 PMIs Every Gift a Bribe?If you’re a public official—maybe.
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.

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