Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2017 10:45 PMCan You Bring a Gun to a Protest?An obscure and centuries-old law is allowing some municipalities to answer that question with a resounding “no.”
Amicus
Oct. 14 2017 10:00 AMThe Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump EraKristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on the federal judiciary.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 12 2017 5:49 PMLawyers vs. White SupremacistsCan the organizers of the Unite the Right rally be held responsible for the violence in Charlottesville?
Jurisprudence
Oct. 5 2017 5:12 PMBloody HellerThe Supreme Court created a gun rights crisis it’s unwilling to solve.
The Slatest
Oct. 2 2017 5:16 PM“Some Struggles Just Take a Very Long Time”: An Interview About Gun Control With Rep. Jim Himes
Jurisprudence
Sept. 29 2017 1:16 PMThe Eggshell Attorney GeneralJeff Sessions wants a First Amendment that celebrates robust criticism of everyone but himself.
Politics
Sept. 26 2017 11:34 AMWhat’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?In an era of insanity, his thoughts on journalism, covering civil rights, and morality are grounding—and inspiring.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 15 2017 5:31 PMWas Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Unconstitutional?A small group of lawyers are fighting to find out.
The Slatest
Sept. 12 2017 5:23 PMEdie Windsor, Civil Rights Icon and Hero, Has Died
Jurisprudence
Sept. 8 2017 2:58 PMWhat the ACLU Should Stand for in Trump’s AmericaAn interview with Waldo Jaquith, who resigned from the board of the ACLU of Virginia after Charlottesville.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 23 2017 2:17 PMTrump’s Anti-Judge Playbook Originated With ArpaioOf course the president will pardon him—it’s just another way for him to signal his disdain for the rule of law.
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.
The Slatest
Oct. 17 2017 5:37 PMTrump’s Travel Ban Gets Blocked, Again (Again)
Politics
Oct. 13 2017 11:13 AMWhen Pigs FlyWhy the Trump administration’s fondness for private flights has struck a special nerve.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 6 2017 5:44 PMOur Bodies, Their ChoiceThe Trump administration just gave religious employers the right to control female workers’ reproductive health.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 2 2017 8:04 PMThe Perfect Redistricting CaseAnthony Kennedy said he needed to see a particular set of facts to kill partisan gerrymandering. Gill v. Whitford has them all.
Amicus
Sept. 30 2017 10:00 AMThe Supreme Court Term RBG Is Calling “Momentous”The ACLU’s national legal director, David Cole, on the start of the high court’s next term.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2017 5:22 PMThe Ugliest Line in Trump’s NFL AttackIt wasn’t what you think.
Amicus
Sept. 16 2017 10:00 AMGerrymandering Goes Back to CourtAs is so often the case, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 12 2017 6:09 PMBye-Bye, Blue Slip?Republicans want to trash another century-old Senate norm to help Trump.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 8 2017 4:01 PMUnbecoming ConductTrump’s lawyers keep embarrassing themselves and the entire legal profession.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 25 2017 5:48 PMConsequences in TexasThe GOP’s racist attack on minority voting rights might finally backfire.
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.

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