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

Amicus
May 28 2016 9:27 AMAmicus: A Bird With a Broken WingThe Supreme Court is doing its best to limp to the term’s finish line. So why do the justices insist that everything is hunky-dory?
Amicus
May 25 2016 3:42 PMA Stroll Down Supreme Court Memory LaneAmicus dishes on the quirks and characters of the Supreme Court.
The XX Factor
May 20 2016 5:42 PMWhy Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Shortlist Is Especially Terrifying for Women
The Slatest
May 16 2016 1:33 PMSupreme Court on Contentious Contraception Case: We’re Not Gonna Decide
Jurisprudence
May 13 2016 5:59 PMStill No AnswersJamycheal Mitchell’s death in a Virginia jail cell still hasn’t been explained. It should be a national scandal.
Politics
May 4 2016 3:13 PMResolved: Ted Cruz Was His Worst Self as a Presidential CandidateIn his surly, failed campaign, Cruz turned into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit.
Amicus
April 30 2016 9:23 AMAmicus: This Is Not CorruptionWhy the appearance of quid pro quo may not be enough to uphold the conviction of Virginia’s former governor.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2016 5:15 AMRepeated ViolationsBYU is violating the spirit of Title IX, harming sexual assault survivors, and making rape more likely with its absurd honor code enforcement.
Amicus
April 22 2016 3:22 PMAre Supreme Court Judges Merely Politicians in Robes? In this Amicus transcript, read what Dahlia Lithwick asked Sen. Al Franken about partisan politics at the high court. 
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 18 2016 6:54 PMThe Supreme Court Is All Tied UpA bitter, partisan 4-4 ruling is in the cards over immigration, showing just how broken the system is.
Amicus
April 16 2016 9:01 AMAmicus: Contra ObamaAs Senate Republicans refuse to consider the Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, the remaining eight justices take up his immigration directive.
Jurisprudence
April 7 2016 6:27 PMChuck Grassley’s Supreme Court CoupThe Senate judiciary chairman just took a torch to the high court for the sake of partisanship.
Amicus
April 4 2016 9:20 AMAmicus: The Case Against the Case Against ConfirmationWhy the GOP’s refusal to give Merrick Garland a fair hearing could trigger a full-scale constitutional crisis.
Jurisprudence
March 29 2016 6:22 PMThe Reverse BartlebyA modest proposal for how Merrick Garland can outfox Republican obstructionists.
Amicus
March 28 2016 10:40 AMAmicus: The Contraceptive Mandate          In the latest challenge to Obamacare, a group of religious organizations says the government’s attempt to accommodate their objections to providing birth control for their workers is not enough.
Politics
May 26 2016 3:19 PMFellow Liberals, Let’s Stop Doing These ThingsThe bad tics and hideous behaviors of intralefty discourse today.
Jurisprudence
May 23 2016 2:26 PMPeremptory PrejudiceRacism still infects jury challenges, even if most aren’t as blatant as these awful Georgia prosecutors.
Jurisprudence
May 19 2016 5:47 AMThe Supreme Court Is Not Doing Its JobDon’t let the elegant posturing of the eight justices fool you.
Amicus
May 14 2016 10:03 AMAmicus: Memory LaneAs we wait for the Supreme Court to hand down its big decisions, we listen back to a few highlights from this term.
Jurisprudence
May 10 2016 5:48 PMNo News Is No NewsWhy it’s virtually impossible to cover Merrick Garland.
Amicus
May 4 2016 1:01 PMIs Every Gift a Bribe?If you’re a public official—maybe.
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 27 2016 6:13 PMThe “Everybody Does It” DefenseThe Supreme Court might let Bob McDonnell off the hook because it can’t even define political corruption anymore.
Jurisprudence
April 22 2016 6:04 PMJohn Roberts Under AttackThe chief justice continues to be blamed for Merrick Garland not getting a Senate hearing.
Jurisprudence
April 21 2016 6:26 PMAmerica’s Cash Bail System Is a DisgraceLegendary music executive Jason Flom explains how to get rid of it.
Jurisprudence
April 16 2016 3:30 PMMore Than Immigration at the High CourtThe Supreme Court’s look at Obama’s executive action perfectly explains the Merrick Garland fight.
Im
April 14 2016 1:40 PM“National Group Therapy”How the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings changed how America talks about sexual harassment.
Amicus
April 5 2016 4:09 PMKeeping Merrick Garland Out of the Supreme CourtThe GOP’s obstruction of Garland’s Senate hearing is bound to have colossal consequences.
Amicus
March 31 2016 4:23 PMHow the Little Sisters of the Poor Are Preventing You From Getting the PillAmicus unpacks Obamacare’s return to the high court.
The Slatest
March 29 2016 11:26 AMPublic Sector Unions Just Dodged a Major Bullet at the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 23 2016 7:36 PMThe Birth Control HijackThe Supreme Court’s conservatives think the Affordable Care Act is hijacking insurance plans to provide contraception.

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