Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Politics
March 24 2018 6:51 PMThe March for Our Lives Could Not Possibly Have Been ScriptedWhat we saw on Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C., was stunningly original.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2018 5:00 PMTrump Pushing the Firing of Andrew McCabe Was a Direct Challenge to Our Democracy
Jurisprudence
March 16 2018 7:05 PMFake News Goes to CourtWill Fox News and Alex Jones have to pay for pushing bogus stories about real people?
Politics
March 8 2018 12:07 PMThe House of Trump Is Built on Male FurySam Nunberg’s public meltdown is already old news, but the trend is frightening.
Amicus
March 3 2018 10:00 AMWhen Did Corporations Become People?If your answer is Citizens United, think again.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 28 2018 4:30 PMThey Were Trained for This MomentHow the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a comprehensive education.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 26 2018 7:57 PMFreedom to Avoid War ZonesThe argument for arming teachers demonstrates the flaws in Second Amendment jurisprudence.
Politics
Feb. 22 2018 10:38 AMThe Student TeachersThe teenagers from Stoneman Douglas are fearlessly reimagining how to effect change in the Trump era.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 16 2018 4:13 PMIt’s Going to Be Much, Much Harder for Trump to Fire Rod Rosenstein Now
Jurisprudence
Feb. 15 2018 5:58 PMThe Judicious RBGRuth Bader Ginsburg has become a powerful advocate for the #MeToo movement by showing up and modeling dignity.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 8 2018 2:54 PMRob Porter’s History of Domestic Abuse Wasn’t a Secret. It’s Just That No One Cared.The cops, the FBI, and the White House chief of staff all knew, and he still continued to rise through the ranks of our government’s highest office.
Amicus
Feb. 3 2018 10:00 AMImmigration: Whose Call Is It Anyway?As the courts grapple with radical shifts in immigration policy, a look at the cases underlying the conversation about the rights of refugees, immigrants, Dreamers, and visitors.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 31 2018 5:19 PMThe CFPB SurvivesIn a blockbuster ruling, the D.C. Circuit reminds the Trump administration that real liberty isn’t limited to corporations.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 28 2018 10:04 PMJeff Sessions Is Betraying His Own DOJHe’s playing a dangerous rhetorical game—and giving life to baseless Republican attacks on the department’s credibility.
Amicus
Jan. 20 2018 10:00 AM“The Gross Spectacle of a Divided Defense”The case of the capital defendant who insisted “I’m innocent” while his lawyer told everyone “he did it” reaches the Supreme Court.
Politics
March 23 2018 6:55 PMHow a March Becomes a LandslideFor the Parkland teens to win, their moms need to vote.
Amicus
March 17 2018 10:01 AMAll the President’s LawyersA white-collar special.
Jurisprudence
March 13 2018 7:28 PMDreaming of an Empty SeatAnthony Kennedy’s possible retirement from the Supreme Court is the only thing keeping Republicans’ hopes alive.
Jurisprudence
March 6 2018 6:57 PMThe Elmo AntidoteSonia Sotomayor’s message of empathy, listening, and compromise is what we need.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2018 6:45 PMTrump’s Due ProcessThe president understands the words to mean protections for his white guy buddies.
Family
Feb. 27 2018 5:50 AMThe Lego and Sesame Street Ads I Never Knew I’d MissCharting my kids’ development through targeted advertising on our family computer.
Trumpcast
Feb. 22 2018 9:00 PMHigh School Revolutionaries Are Changing the Gun DebateThe students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are showing that neither Trump nor the NRA are politically untouchable.
Amicus
Feb. 17 2018 10:00 AMA Preview of a Union-Busting Case, and RBG’s Greatest Hits TourDetails on the case that could gut public sector unions, and Justice Ginsburg speaks to #MeToo and due process.
Politics
Feb. 16 2018 4:06 PMA New Idea About How to Stop School ShootingsA nationwide teacher walkout could be the one thing to shake us out of our stupor.
The Slatest
Feb. 15 2018 3:02 PMAnother Appeals Court Rules Against Travel Ban 3.0
Jurisprudence
Feb. 6 2018 7:33 PMThe Courts Are Not a Noble and Purifying RefugeThe danger of pretending there’s an impenetrable wall between politics and the law.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 2 2018 3:13 PMThe Nunes Memo Is a Big Win for Donald TrumpIt’s incomprehensible and deeply misleading and it will give Trump the tools he needs to stymie the Mueller investigation.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 29 2018 1:41 PMWhat Has the Judiciary Learned Since Kozinski?The courts have professed genuine interest in addressing their flaws. The question is whether they understand them.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 25 2018 4:44 PMResisting the Myth of the Judicial ResistanceThere is no evidence judges have abandoned their oaths of integrity and impartiality to rule against Trump.
Politics
Jan. 18 2018 6:24 PMMore Than WordsJeff Flake might be all talk and no action. We should still listen to what he’s saying.

READ MORE STORIES