Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
Nov. 5 2015 1:32 PMWatch an Incredible 1983 Clip Foreshadowing Canada’s New LeadershipA gorgeous, inspiring reminder of how far the world has come.
Amicus
Oct. 31 2015 6:07 AMAmicus: Strike ZoneWhen black jurors are removed from the pool, how do we know that it’s not because of their race?
Crime
Oct. 29 2015 5:21 AMCrime Lab Scandals Just Keep Getting WorseHow many people are in jail based on faked data?
Amicus
Oct. 26 2015 12:55 PMThe “No Second Chances” TranscriptIs life behind bars reversible when a ruling changes the law? Read what Dahlia Lithwick discussed on her latest episode of Amicus.
Amicus
Oct. 23 2015 2:00 PMThe “2015 Term Preview” TranscriptShould liberals anticipate a shift to the right? Read what Dahlia Lithwick discussed on this episode of Amicus.
Amicus
Oct. 21 2015 3:29 PMThe “Death of Capital Punishment” TranscriptIs the termination of the death penalty inevitable? Read what Dahlia Lithwick discussed on her latest episode of Amicus. 
Amicus
Oct. 17 2015 6:02 AMNo Second ChancesShould hundreds of convicted murderers be allowed to make the case that they’ve changed?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Oct. 13 2015 7:46 PMIs Life Retroactive? He was sentenced to life without parole at 17. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court weighs setting him free.
Amicus
Oct. 10 2015 10:03 AMAmicus: The Machinery of DeathThe Supreme Court is taking up capital punishment in a big way this term, against a backdrop of continuing foul-ups with lethal injections by states.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 5 2015 4:48 PMPope Francis’ Message Isn’t Echoed at Red MassA reminder that the only faith that should matter at the Supreme Court is faith in the Constitution.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 1 2015 12:47 PMHow the Supreme Court Justices Spent Their Summer VacationAs the new term begins, can they ever forgive one another?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 22 2015 10:50 AMJesus TownAn Arizona city council votes for Christian-only prayers, citing the Constitution.
Amicus
Sept. 19 2015 12:16 PMAmicus: 2015 Term PreviewLiberals are bracing for a rightward swing in some of the most important cases on the docket this fall.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 14 2015 10:36 AMWho Feeds the Supreme Court?The judges who send law clerks—the future leaders of the legal profession—are still white men.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 9 2015 4:59 PMZero Tolerance for ChildhoodA reminder as the school year opens: The juvenile justice system eats kids for breakfast.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 2 2015 5:48 PMRacism Highlighted in a Green MarkerThe justices seem appalled by a Georgia death penalty case.
Slate Plus
Oct. 29 2015 4:37 PMSelf-CarelessHow much “me” time can Dahlia Lithwick pack into 10 minutes? 
Jurisprudence
Oct. 28 2015 4:53 PMLouisiana Prosecutor Wants to “Cold Cock” Defense AttorneysTemper, temper.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 26 2015 9:32 AMThe Lawyer Who Defeated DOMAEight questions for Roberta Kaplan about the fight for gay marriage.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 22 2015 5:45 PMAttacks on Churches and Women’s Health Clinics Are Domestic TerrorismWe should be talking more about what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 20 2015 3:07 PMA Woman’s Right to KnowCan California make crisis pregnancy centers say what they really are?
Jurisprudence
Oct. 15 2015 5:28 PMBlack Sisters Endured Relentless Racist BullyingWhen they complained, the school called their tormenters’ parents.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 12 2015 10:30 PMLeave Your Gun Out, Go to JailCarelessly stored firearms kill two children a week. That won’t change until we start prosecuting parents.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 7 2015 5:29 PMJerry Brown’s Humble, Humane DecisionAll lawmakers should follow his example, especially when thinking about life and death.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 1 2015 5:13 PMThe Supreme Court’s Most Important Cases of the New TermJust how bad will things be for abortion, affirmative action, unions, and voting rights?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 25 2015 4:46 PMCarly Fiorina’s Big LieEven if you take your facts on some sort of sliding scale, her fibs about Planned Parenthood are appalling.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 21 2015 1:16 PMJust Ignore Them?Unfortunately, that won’t make publicity-hungry, unserious, outrageous people go away.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2015 11:28 AMThe Supreme Court Has Nothing to Hide, So Don’t LookStephen Breyer swears the justices are just the nicest people.
Amicus
Sept. 12 2015 10:02 AMAmicus: Sandra and RuthThe author of a new book about the first two female justices describes what it took for them to get to the high court.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 4 2015 4:12 PMSonia Sotomayor, OutsiderIn a remarkable conversation, the justice talks about why she doesn’t feel like she belongs on the Supreme Court.

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