Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Politics
Aug. 22 2017 4:23 PMThe Eclipse Skipped CharlottesvilleOne week later, we cannot look at the sky. We are still staring at the ground.
Politics
Aug. 16 2017 12:55 PMYes, What About the “Alt-Left”?What the counter-protesters Trump despises were actually doing in Charlottesville last weekend.
Politics
Aug. 13 2017 12:43 PMThey Will Not Replace UsWhite supremacists can march on my hometown, but they can’t win.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 7 2017 6:46 PMEveryone Is Biased (Except White People)Why Trump supporters’ claims that a D.C. grand jury will be biased against the president sound so familiar.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 2 2017 5:01 PMThe Clarence Thomas TakeoverThe justice has spent his career pushing a fringy, right-wing ideology. Now, he has an army of acolytes who can make his vision a reality.
Politics
July 27 2017 1:53 PMHeavy Into JeffSenate Republicans love their former colleague Jeff Sessions. If Trump fires the attorney general, will they finally grow spines?
Jurisprudence
July 21 2017 4:09 PMLawyers Aren’t WizardsThere’s no magic legal spell to remove Donald Trump from office. Americans are just going to have to stand up and fight his abuses of power.
The Slatest
July 19 2017 3:06 PMTravel Ban Dinged Again as SCOTUS Says Trump’s Definition of Family Too Restrictive
Jurisprudence
July 14 2017 2:15 PMGrandma Is Family AgainA judge rules against Donald Trump’s travel ban guidelines saying grandparents don’t count as close family.
Jurisprudence
July 12 2017 10:15 AMOrchestrated ChaosTrump’s election commission has been a disaster. It’s going exactly as planned.
Jurisprudence
June 30 2017 1:48 PMUnsolicited Advice for the White House Press CorpsFilm the press briefings, ignore the spin, and revel in your nerdom.
Jurisprudence
June 26 2017 5:33 PMSCOTUS Splits the Travel Ban BabyThe Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t make much sense as a matter of law. That may be good for Donald Trump.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2017 12:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 7: Will SCOTUS make the travel ban fight moot?
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 12:38 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 3: Are Roberts and Kennedy drifting from the right toward the center?
Jurisprudence
June 19 2017 5:13 PMDodging InsanityThe Supreme Court doesn’t know how the justice system should deal with mental illness.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 17 2017 4:55 PMDrowning Out the HateHow the local rabbi deals when the neo-Nazis come to town.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 14 2017 7:34 PMThe Guns WonCharlottesville showed that our First Amendment jurisprudence hasn’t reckoned with our Second Amendment reality.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 8 2017 6:43 PMLawyers Take on Another Trumpian Task: Stopping Science SuppressionFederal scientists fear retribution and data suppression. The lawyers are showing up to help here, too.
Politics
Aug. 3 2017 4:18 PM50 Ways to Leave Your PresidentThe GOP has finally started to break up with Trump.
Jurisprudence
July 30 2017 7:13 PMWhen Cops Join the ResistanceStatements from the Boy Scouts of America, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Suffolk County police suggest Trump’s closest allies have started to desert him.
Jurisprudence
July 25 2017 4:38 PMJared’s RulesThere’s one legal standard for Trump’s family and another for everyone else.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 3:09 PMA Prayer for the Real VictimsFor Jeff Sessions and the Supreme Court, the battle for Christians’ religious liberty is one of the only fights that matters.
Low Concept
July 17 2017 7:05 PMRobert Mueller Needs a New TeamIn order to crack this case, he’s going to have to call on a new kind of expert.
Jurisprudence
July 13 2017 7:09 PMThe Russia Conspiracy Goes to CourtTwo DNC donors and a staffer are suing the Trump campaign for working with the Russians to leak their emails. Will they win?
Jurisprudence
July 11 2017 2:18 PMIs Donald Trump Jr. Guilty of Treason?Probably not, but he likely committed this other crime.
Amicus
June 28 2017 9:06 AMAmicus: Breakfast Table ReduxDahlia Lithwick, Mark Joseph Stern, and Pamela Karlan chew over the recently completed Supreme Court term.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2017 3:15 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 12: Did the court just seriously wound the separation of church and state?
Amicus
June 22 2017 1:49 PMThe “Pity if Something Happened to the FBI” TranscriptRead what Amicus had to say about Comey’s testimony and the legal weight of Trump’s tweets.
Jurisprudence
June 22 2017 5:54 AMMake This Obstruction Thing Go AwayTrump has always treated lawyers like hired help. As president, he’s finally found attorneys who refuse to do his bidding.
Jurisprudence
June 15 2017 7:42 PMPolemicists in RobesThe president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.

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