Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
Jan. 29 2017 2:24 PMThe Travelers Trapped in Horrific Limbo by Trump’s Immigration OrderJudicial stays couldn’t protect everyone detained at U.S. airports.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 28 2017 10:58 PMThe Lawyers Showed UpAnd because we still live in a country where the law matters, they won.
Amicus
Jan. 25 2017 1:57 PMCan Noncitizens Sue Government Officials for Constitutional Violations?Read what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Ziglar v. Abbasi.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2017 3:51 PMTrump Lays Down His LawIn a terrifying speech, the new president made clear that freedom and justice are not his concern.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 5:54 PMJason Chaffetz Doesn’t Care About EthicsThe Republican in charge of government oversight wants to prohibit criticism of Trump’s ethical violations.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 11 2017 9:29 PMWhat Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand About RacismIt didn’t end on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Amicus
Jan. 9 2017 11:52 AMDonald Trump Is a Sitting DuckZephyr Teachout explains how Trump’s business empire will undermine U.S. foreign policy, exactly as the Founding Fathers feared.
Amicus
Jan. 7 2017 10:00 AMAmicus: And Then There Were EightTrump winnows his shortlist for the Supreme Court’s empty seat. And we preview a big special education case that will be argued next week.
Amicus
Dec. 19 2016 5:25 PMThe “Where We Draw the Line” Amicus TranscriptWhen redrawing legislative maps, how race conscious is too race conscious?
The Slatest
Dec. 13 2016 11:17 AMRep. Jim Himes on His Plea to Electors: “It Ain't Over ’Til the EC Votes”
Jurisprudence
Dec. 9 2016 12:27 PMThe Left vs. the Electoral CollegeFinally, liberals are taking a page from the conservative playbook with these extreme long-shot lawsuits.
Amicus
Nov. 30 2016 7:48 PMAmicus: The Specter of KorematsuA timely look back at the infamous Supreme Court case that upheld the internment of Japanese Americans.
Politics
Nov. 21 2016 7:11 PMCan Anything Stop the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions?Why his long history of racist words and bigoted deeds won’t disqualify him.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 14 2016 4:59 PMRepublicans Stole the Supreme CourtDemocrats, don’t let them get away with it.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 9 2016 10:02 AMWill Trump’s Rule of Law Be Our Rule of Law?The fate of the entire legal apparatus of government is in the balance.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 29 2017 10:53 AMThe Judicial Branch Grabs BackFour female judges were the heroes of the fight against Trump’s executive order.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 25 2017 6:43 PMDonald Trump Declares War on MuslimsThe president’s executive orders reveal his intent to fulfill his horrifying campaign promises.
Amicus
Jan. 21 2017 10:02 AMAmicus: Immunity in High PlacesCan government officials be held individually responsible for constitutional violations? And why one NFL team is so interested in a trademark challenge.
Amicus
Jan. 18 2017 12:51 PMHow Trump Will Reshape the Supreme CourtRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked one of Justice Scalia’s former law clerks about Trump’s shortlist.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 12:46 PMTime for Some Negotiation TheoryHow the Democrats can play hardball with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 10 2017 9:05 PMTrue LiesThere was one moment in Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing that revealed why so many are so terrified of him.
Amicus
Jan. 9 2017 8:00 AMThe First Amendment on CampusRead highlights from a symposium about the state of free speech on college campuses.
Amicus
Dec. 27 2016 1:56 PMAmicus: Corruption in the White HouseThe founders were so adamant about preventing the kind of presidency we’re about to witness. Plus, reflecting on the climate for free speech on college campuses.
Doublex
Dec. 15 2016 12:56 PMWhat the Women of SCOTUS KnowIn these troubled times, Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan are all the role models we need.
Amicus
Dec. 10 2016 9:58 AMAmicus: Where We Draw the LineThe Supreme Court takes up the thorny issue of racial gerrymandering. Also, a revolt is underway in the Electoral College.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 5 2016 3:56 PMActually, Paul Ryan, the President’s Words Do MatterTrump’s defenders say his lying tweets aren’t to be taken literally. They are sending us down a terrible road.
Politics
Nov. 29 2016 6:35 PMWe Can’t Afford to Ignore Donald Trump’s TweetsHis 140-character spasms might be a distraction. But they are also too dangerous to dismiss.
Amicus
Nov. 17 2016 3:41 PMDonald Trump Is a Real Threat to Our ConstitutionJust how afraid should we be? Slate’s Amicus discusses.
Amicus
Nov. 12 2016 10:02 AMAmicus: Trump’s ConstitutionIf we take the president-elect at his word, how afraid should we be?
The Slatest
Nov. 7 2016 2:45 PMMaybe the GOP Won’t Obstruct Any Hillary SCOTUS Nominee After All

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