Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Amicus
June 13 2018 5:00 PMBonus: Live From the ACLUA legal all-star panel with David Cole, Vanita Gupta, Joyce White Vance, and Richard Painter.
Amicus
June 9 2018 10:06 AMReligious Belief, Sincerely HeldExamining the narrow slicing of the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling and contemplating the role of faith in our laws.
Jurisprudence
June 3 2018 1:53 PM“There Is No Deus Ex Machina Clause in the Constitution”Why Democrats shouldn’t impeach Donald Trump if they win the House.
Jurisprudence
May 29 2018 6:47 PMCollusion Is What I Say It IsTrump has invented his own legal language to distort the case against him—and it’s working.
Politics
May 22 2018 6:28 PMThe Moral Conundrum of the Trump EraShould Republicans quit and save themselves, or stay and try to save the rest of us?
Amicus
May 12 2018 10:00 AMThe State of the State Attorneys GeneralMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on gun safety wins, the resistance, and Eric Schneiderman.
Movies
April 30 2018 5:55 AMRBG Reveals the Woman Behind the MemesThe documentary understands that it was a different kind of radicalism that made the justice notorious.
Jurisprudence
April 26 2018 5:46 PMMimes in RobesTrump’s judicial nominees are now refusing to answer any questions about what it is they actually believe.
Jurisprudence
April 16 2018 6:17 PMThe Shrinking of James ComeyHow publicly engaging with Donald Trump, especially on television, makes the former FBI director look small.
Jurisprudence
April 6 2018 4:26 PMSecret HandshakeThe depressing truth at the center of the O’Reilly and Trump settlement agreements.
Jurisprudence
March 29 2018 5:54 AMDefenselessTrump desperately needs a crack legal team. But his lawyers are no match for Mueller, and no sane attorney would join them now.
The Slatest
March 28 2018 2:32 PMFederal Judge Allows Trump Emoluments Case to Go Forward
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?
Jurisprudence
June 11 2018 3:10 PMFraud Fiction Becomes Purge RealityThe Supreme Court’s decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute is the culmination of a decadeslong effort to disenfranchise minority and low-income voters.
Jurisprudence
June 6 2018 12:36 PMAnthony Kennedy’s Suffering OlympicsThe justice’s preoccupation with civility turned Masterpiece Cakeshop into an argument over who spoke more rudely.
Jurisprudence
May 31 2018 4:35 PMPerformative PardonsDonald Trump is using presidential clemency to signal what laws he thinks matter—and which laws his friends can break with impunity.
Amicus
May 26 2018 10:00 AMThe Impeachment QuestionIt’s a possibility, but should it be a goal?
Politics
May 14 2018 1:08 PMHow to Survive Trump’s Presidency Without Losing Your MindThe world is on fire, and it has gotten oh so mundane. How do we grapple with the madness while still living our lives?
Jurisprudence
April 30 2018 6:15 PMNo Time to PretendThe courts and the press are putting themselves at risk by treating Donald Trump like a normal president.
Amicus
April 27 2018 3:40 PMTravel Ban 3.0 and Rinsing Off Religious Animus for SCOTUSUnpacking the arguments in the marquee case of this term.
Jurisprudence
April 23 2018 6:16 PMThe ERA Is BackThe ’70s-era constitutional amendment could be the perfect remedy for the #MeToo era.
Amicus
April 14 2018 10:01 AMThe Rule of Law and the Ethics of Poking the BearCohen, Comey, Mueller, and more.
Amicus
March 31 2018 10:00 AMDon’t Call It an Abortion CaseNIFLA v. Becerra may be all about reproductive rights, but it’s a speech case, too.
Jurisprudence
March 28 2018 5:56 PMHow to Pre-Empt a Constitutional CrisisCory Booker explains why a law is needed to protect Robert Mueller.
Jurisprudence
March 27 2018 3:18 PMTrump’s Lawyers Can’t Be His EnablersWhat the president’s attorneys should be asking themselves as they decide whether to stay on or quit.
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.

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