Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate

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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.
Amicus
Dec. 6 2014 2:42 PMAmicus: Rapper’s IntentDahlia Lithwick talks to a scholar about how courts have interpreted rap lyrics, and hears from the lawyer who argued this week’s pregnancy discrimination case Young v. UPS.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 2 2014 1:39 PMThe Supreme Court Justices on FacebookThis week’s Elonis v. United States oral arguments as told through social media.
Low Concept
Nov. 26 2014 12:57 PMObama’s Thanksgiving AmnestyWill the president’s turkey pardon start a wave of unauthorized poultry immigration?
Amicus
Nov. 22 2014 2:26 PMAmicus Revisits a Case Involving Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
Jurisprudence
Nov. 13 2014 5:37 PMWhy Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?His murder conviction was vacated three years ago, but Virginia won’t set him free.
Amicus
Nov. 8 2014 2:58 PMAmicus Episode 5: Who Has Ultimate Authority Over Our Passports?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 3 2014 6:36 PMWho Decides Who Rules Jerusalem?Antonin Scalia maintains that Congress is free to antagonize whatever foreign entities it wants to.
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
Dec. 16 2014 2:51 PMThe Supreme Court Ignores the Lessons of FergusonAs the rest of the country worries about police overreach, the justices give cops yet more latitude. 
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 3 2014 6:45 PMHeavy LiftingThe Supreme Court is flummoxed by pregnancy discrimination and semicolons.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2014 4:35 PMShadow TrialProsecutors in Ferguson violated our right to an open criminal justice system.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 24 2014 5:42 PMThe University of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape ProblemThe confidential sexual assault investigation system has failed. 
Jurisprudence
Nov. 19 2014 1:55 PMMassive Failures of JusticeWhy Texas is about to execute a profoundly mentally ill man.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 10 2014 6:45 PMObamacare Is Doomed! Everybody Panic!Not so fast, progressives. It’s far from a sure thing that the Supreme Court will destroy the Affordable Care Act.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 5 2014 6:54 PMScales of JusticeThe Supreme Court has more fun than ought to be legal arguing about shrimpy grouper.
Amicus
Nov. 2 2014 8:12 PMWhen Things Get Hairy Around the Ballot Box

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