Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
Oct. 1 2015 12:47 PMHow the Supreme Court Justices Spent Their Summer VacationAs the new term begins, can they ever forgive one another?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 22 2015 10:50 AMJesus TownAn Arizona city council votes for Christian-only prayers, citing the Constitution.
Amicus
Sept. 19 2015 12:16 PMAmicus: 2015 Term PreviewLiberals are bracing for a rightward swing in some of the most important cases on the docket this fall.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 14 2015 10:36 AMWho Feeds the Supreme Court?The judges who send law clerks—the future leaders of the legal profession—are still white men.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 9 2015 4:59 PMZero Tolerance for ChildhoodA reminder as the school year opens: The juvenile justice system eats kids for breakfast.
Classes
Sept. 2 2015 10:02 AMAll the Wisdom of the AgesMemorizing poems sucks at the time, but it will make your life richer.
The XX Factor
Aug. 27 2015 2:46 PMTrying to Understand Trump’s Baffing Popularity Among GOP Women
Amicus
Aug. 22 2015 2:04 PMAmicus: Sock the VoteOn the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, efforts to gut the landmark law are as robust as ever.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2015 6:00 PMShould Colorado Execute James Holmes?A jury will soon sentence the mentally ill mass murderer.
Amicus
July 16 2015 2:24 PMThe “Term in Review” TranscriptHow will history remember this Supreme Court term? Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
Jurisprudence
July 14 2015 3:19 PMFates Worse Than Death?Justice Kennedy’s own logic shows why he should make the Supreme Court abolish capital punishment.
Amicus
July 8 2015 4:12 PMThe “Storm Arrives” TranscriptHistoric decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
The Breakfast Table
June 30 2015 4:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWill next year be spent litigating the spawn of Obergefell and Hobby Lobby?
The Breakfast Table
June 29 2015 2:16 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableScalia goes off script.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 6:06 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWhere was all this “five unelected judges” chatter when they handed down Citizens United?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 25 2015 4:46 PMCarly Fiorina’s Big LieEven if you take your facts on some sort of sliding scale, her fibs about Planned Parenthood are appalling.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 21 2015 1:16 PMJust Ignore Them?Unfortunately, that won’t make publicity-hungry, unserious, outrageous people go away.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2015 11:28 AMThe Supreme Court Has Nothing to Hide, So Don’t LookStephen Breyer swears the justices are just the nicest people.
Amicus
Sept. 12 2015 10:02 AMAmicus: Sandra and RuthThe author of a new book about the first two female justices describes what it took for them to get to the high court.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 4 2015 4:12 PMSonia Sotomayor, OutsiderIn a remarkable conversation, the justice talks about why she doesn’t feel like she belongs on the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 1 2015 6:07 PMMake This Death Not in VainHow did a mentally ill man charged with a trivial crime waste away in jail for months?
Jurisprudence
Aug. 25 2015 3:32 PMLife Is Short. Litigate.The many, many lawsuits of Ashley Madison.
Doublex
July 23 2015 5:28 PMA Regrettable DecisionThis astonishing, anti-science, states’-rights court decision begs for a ban on abortion.
Jurisprudence
July 16 2015 8:05 PMWhen Prosecutors Believe the UnbelievableA man is finally freed, but that doesn’t mean the system worked.
The Slatest
July 15 2015 11:17 AMThe Supreme Court Allows the First Execution Since Affirming Lethal Injection
Jurisprudence
July 10 2015 1:54 PMOfficial ActsFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell just lost his best chance of staying out of prison.
Amicus
July 4 2015 2:05 PMAmicus: The Term in ReviewSome SCOTUS watchers say the Roberts court is turning left.
Low Concept
June 30 2015 2:23 PMWith This Withering Dissent, I Thee WedSubversive language of love from the Supreme Court’s losers.
Amicus
June 27 2015 2:01 AMAmicus: The Storm ArrivesOver two consecutive days, the Supreme Court handed down historic decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. 
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 1:15 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableAs Kennedy read his opinion Friday morning, attendees were quiet, anxious, relieved.

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