Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Amicus
Nov. 19 2015 5:30 PMThe “Class Dismissed” TranscriptFrom Tyson to Wal-Mart to Comcast, Slate’s Amicus host questions the effectiveness of class-action lawsuits. 
Jurisprudence
Nov. 17 2015 3:08 PMAnthony Kennedy’s Right to ChooseThe justice who cares about dignity and autonomy should vote against Texas’ abortion law.
Amicus
Nov. 12 2015 5:28 PMWhy Some Prosecutors Want All-White Juries for Death Penalty CasesDahlia Lithwick asks, “What goes on in the heads of prosecutors?”
Amicus
Nov. 11 2015 3:26 PMThe “Strike Zone” TranscriptDoes race determine jury selection in death penalty cases? Read the discussion on the latest episode of Amicus.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 6 2015 5:13 PMThe Little Sisters of the Poor Get Their Day at the Supreme CourtIs opting out of part of the Affordable Care Act a religious burden?
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
Nov. 19 2015 1:24 PMRefugee-Fearing Mayor Wants to Round Them UpThe real lesson of America’s Japanese internment camps is that fear makes us cowardly and vicious.
Amicus
Nov. 14 2015 10:05 AMAmicus: Class Dismissed?Big business says class-action lawsuits have gotten out of control. Will the Roberts court agree?
Jurisprudence
Nov. 11 2015 4:29 PMWhat Does the Constitution Say About a Praying High School Football Coach?Coercing students isn’t exactly sporting.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 10 2015 1:23 PMWhy Are We All Talking About Starbucks Cups?The war on Christmas is fake. But conflicts between religious and secular values are real.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 6 2015 9:38 AMQuestions Rachel Maddow Should Ask the Democrats Running for PresidentHow they think about the Supreme Court could be their most important qualification. 
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?

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