Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
April 17 2017 7:08 AMNeil Gorsuch’s First Big TestWhich side will he come down on in an important religious liberty case?
Politics
April 12 2017 6:56 PMJared and Ivanka Are Not Good People. They Are Enablers.Also, there is no evidence that suggests they have ever actually done anything positive for the country.
Amicus
April 5 2017 11:23 AMA Short History of Supreme Court Confirmation HearingsRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked legal scholar Lori Ringhand about the Senate’s role in approving judges.
Amicus
April 1 2017 10:03 AMAmicus: When Prosecutors Keep MumDid eight men spend decades in prison for someone else’s crime? Plus, a history of confirmation hearings.
Jurisprudence
March 29 2017 12:36 PMAirless. Insular. Clubby. Smug.How the grossness of the Gorsuch hearings made the Supreme Court nominee vulnerable to organized resistance.
Politics
March 28 2017 1:05 PM“Donald Trump Is a Narcissistic Maniac”Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam on how he’ll stop the Trump administration from harming the commonwealth.
Jurisprudence
March 24 2017 6:21 PMLocker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys ClubNeil Gorsuch’s chummy, back-slapping Supreme Court confirmation hearings should’ve been held beside a keg.
Amicus
March 23 2017 3:00 PMOpposing GorsuchRead what Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told Slate’s Amicus podcast about opposing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Jurisprudence
March 20 2017 7:33 PMHow Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?Republicans broke every rule to block Merrick Garland. Now, they’re outraged that anyone would challenge Neil Gorsuch.
Amicus
March 18 2017 10:05 AMAmicus: Why It’s Worth Opposing GorsuchIt’s not that he’s a bad judge or that he was nominated by a president so compromised by scandal. Plus, a veteran D.C. journalist tries his hand at fiction.
Amicus
March 14 2017 8:00 PMThe Never Mind TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about SB 14 and Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions.
Jurisprudence
March 13 2017 2:03 PMDear Donald. Danger! Love, Jeff and John.The well-timed letter that miraculously appeared to justify travel ban 2.0.
Jurisprudence
March 8 2017 6:04 PMNo Mercy for a DreamerThe case of Daniela Vargas embodies the casual cruelty of Trump’s war on lawful immigrants.
Amicus
March 4 2017 10:02 AMAmicus: Never MindAfter spending years challenging a draconian voter ID law in Texas, the DOJ abruptly changes course. Plus—a thorny deportation case is argued at SCOTUS.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2017 5:52 PMPostpone Trump’s Supreme Court PickNeil Gorsuch’s nomination cannot be separated from the serious questions that plague the administration.
Amicus
April 14 2017 5:09 PMAmicus: Playground of LibertyAn important church-state case at the Supreme Court centers on tire scraps repurposed for kids’ play areas.
Jurisprudence
April 7 2017 1:27 PMThere Will Never Be a “Mainstream” Supreme Court JusticeThe nuclear option won’t change that.
Jurisprudence
April 3 2017 6:01 PMMerrick Garland Isn’t the Only Reason the Democrats Should Filibuster GorsuchThe judge’s treatment of female, minority senators should also give lawmakers pause.
The Slatest
April 1 2017 9:33 AMWith Stunning Moral Clarity, Wallace Global Fund Fires Firm That Endorsed Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy
Amicus
March 28 2017 2:00 PMWere the Gorsuch Hearings As Pointless As They Seemed?Read what Slate’s Amicus podcast learned about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Amicus
March 25 2017 10:01 AMAmicus: Gorsuch Grins, Says NothingWere these hearings really as pointless as they seemed?
Jurisprudence
March 24 2017 6:01 PMThe Democrats Must Filibuster Neil GorsuchPresident Obama’s senior aide Ronald Klain tells Dahlia Lithwick why it’s time for the Dems to take a stand.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 9:27 AMNeil Gorsuch Was Hatched in a Federalist Society LabWith spare body parts stolen from Atticus Finch, Richie Cunningham, and Snoopy.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2017 5:55 AMThe Case Against Neil GorsuchThe Supreme Court nominee’s jurisprudence shows he values religious people’s beliefs above all else.
Jurisprudence
March 16 2017 12:27 PMGroundhog Day in Travel TownOnce again, federal judges used Trump’s own words to knock down the administration’s travel ban.
Amicus
March 14 2017 11:38 AMThe Constitution’s Limits on the U.S.-Mexico BorderRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Hernandez v. Mesa.
Jurisprudence
March 10 2017 6:09 PMIs Trump’s Second Immigration Ban Unconstitutional?Assessing the legal challenges to the new executive order.
Jurisprudence
March 6 2017 6:16 PMThe Bogus Logic of Trump’s New Travel BanThe administration’s new executive order is full of dubious evidence and sketchy claims.
Amicus
March 3 2017 4:13 PMIs the Muslim Ban Dead?Read what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about the 9th Circuit’s ruling on President Trump’s immigration restrictions.
Politics
Feb. 28 2017 6:58 PMShock Us. Tell Us It’s Fake News. Tell Us to Move On.The Trump administration’s media strategy is to make us believe that outrages aren’t outrageous.

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