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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate. Follow her on Twitter.

Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2014 2:06 PMWhen Pete Seeger Faced Down the House Un-American Activities Committee
Politics
Jan. 22 2014 2:47 PMLessons of the Bob McDonnell ScandalWealthy donors are never your friends, and living within your means is only a rule for chumps.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 18 2013 2:26 PMJudge Leon’s NSA #SlatepitchThe wacky idea that giving away your data creates a greater expectation of privacy.
Doublex
Dec. 10 2013 2:39 PMHow to Talk to Republican CongressmenA guide for women.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 3 2013 4:43 PMUn-PeopleThe conservative crusade to declare everything a “person”—corporations, fertilized eggs—will have disastrous consequences.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 22 2013 12:07 PMTaking the “Meh” out of MetadataHow the government can discover your health problems, political beliefs, and religious practices using just your metadata.
Doublex
Nov. 13 2013 3:42 PMFinally!Anti-choice activists have been gunning hard to outlaw abortion. Today, the Democrats pushed back.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 6 2013 6:46 PMSay a Prayer for the Supreme CourtCan the justices settle the world’s religious differences? Not a chance in hell.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 1 2013 8:02 PMDear President Obama, This Is Why Judges MatterTwo Bush appointees deliver body blows to reproductive rights—and demonstrate the power of the bench.

Jurisprudence
Oct. 28 2013 5:07 PMHalf MeasuresThe Texas abortion ruling gives a major victory to pro-choicers and a minor one to pro-lifers, but settles nothing.
Doublex
Oct. 21 2013 11:55 PMAxes of EvilWhat happens when a grown woman wears Axe fragrance for an entire week?
Jurisprudence
Oct. 14 2013 3:36 PMThe Courthouse Is ClosedEven before the shutdown, federal courts had already been crippled by the sequester.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 7 2013 5:36 PM“No. No. Not That I Know Of.”The Scalia interview reveals his remarkable isolation from anyone who doesn’t agree with him.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 3 2013 10:35 AMConscience CreepWhat’s so wrong with conscience clauses?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2013 6:26 PMPublic NuisanceWhat happens when calling 911 could cost you your home.
Doublex
Jan. 23 2014 2:28 PMThe Blame Maureen GameBob McDonnell was greedy for golf clubs while Maureen coveted clothes. Why is it so much easier to despise the wife?
Jurisprudence
Jan. 15 2014 6:49 PMDo We Have the Right to Choose How We Talk About the Right to Choose?
Crime
Dec. 11 2013 11:52 PMLockdown NationWe routinely terrify and traumatize kids to spare them terror and trauma.
Holidays
Dec. 6 2013 6:30 AMOy, Hark!A Jewish parent's guide to Christmas specials.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2013 3:25 PMCorporations Are People, the Biblical SequelThe Supreme Court will decide whether companies don’t have to cover contraception because they have religious beliefs.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Nov. 20 2013 12:34 PMToronto’s GolemRob Ford delights Canadians by ending their centuries-long reputation for dorkiness.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 12 2013 6:28 PMIt’s Not My Gun. It’s “Free Speech.”The alarming rise of “open-carry” demonstrations.
The XX Factor
Nov. 5 2013 9:50 PMBye-Bye, Cooch
Doublex
Nov. 1 2013 4:13 PMThe Fight to Criminalize Early-Term AbortionsNew rulings in Texas and Oklahoma could challenge the last remnant of Roe v. Wade.
Doublex
Oct. 24 2013 11:26 AMLadies’ ChoiceVoter ID laws might suppress the votes of women. Republican women.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 16 2013 5:24 PMLet. Us. Pray.What’s wrong with falling in love with the amazing Senate chaplain?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Oct. 8 2013 6:32 PMPoor Little Rich GuysThe Supreme Court clamors to protect the right of Richie Rich, Scrooge McDuck, and the Koch brothers to further corrupt American politics.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 4 2013 1:49 PMShutdown SlapdownA federal judge tells Congress what it can do with its urgent “Fast and Furious” litigation.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 3 2013 7:22 AMThe End of the Reasonable ObserverThe 2013 term at the Supreme Court may prove the last gasp of Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy.
Entertaining
Sept. 24 2013 1:16 PMEntertaining Rule No. 15: Provide Liquid Soap

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