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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate

Jurisprudence
June 13 2014 5:01 PMHow to Take Out a Supreme Court JusticeWhen politicians target elected judges with big money, the justice system loses.
Low Concept
June 6 2014 1:26 PMIpswich Middle School Sixth-Graders v. Standardized TestsArne Duncan, pay up!
Jurisprudence
May 30 2014 4:23 PMNot in My BackyardThe courts and legislatures won’t solve our gun problem. Maybe the free market can.
Politics
May 22 2014 6:00 PMThe Hungry, Healthy-Free Kids ActHouse Republicans are doing what they can to keep healthy food out of the mouths of poor kids.
Jurisprudence
May 13 2014 6:34 PMKennedy Versus KennedySame-sex marriage divides the 4th Circuit.
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.
Politics
June 9 2014 5:03 PMVirginia’s Ugly Fight Over Medicaid Expansion Just Got Uglier
Jurisprudence
June 2 2014 3:28 PMChemical ReactionBehold the comic stylings of Chief Justice Roberts.
Jurisprudence
May 28 2014 5:54 PMChilling EffectHow the attacks on a University of Virginia law professor are bad for academia, and all of us.
Jurisprudence
May 16 2014 12:25 PMYou Don’t See What I SeeThe Supreme Court justices can’t stop calling each other “blind.”
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.

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