Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
Aug. 6 2018 5:24 PMNo More Mr. Nice JusticeBrett Kavanaugh’s kindness and courtesy has no bearing on whether he should be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
July 30 2018 5:24 PMTwo Historians Resigned Over the Appointment of a Trump Flunky at UVA. They Were Right to Do So.
Amicus
July 21 2018 10:03 AMThe Scalia FactorRick Hasen on his book, The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption.
Jurisprudence
July 18 2018 2:43 PMKavanaugh Already Has One of the Clearest Records Against Roe of Any Recent Supreme Court Nominee
Amicus
July 7 2018 10:00 AMThe Argument That Could Reclaim the Supreme Court for DemocratsSen. Sheldon Whitehouse on the frustrating process of vetting a new Supreme Court justice.
Jurisprudence
July 2 2018 3:54 PMKneecapping Unions and Weaponizing the First AmendmentDiscussing the big cases of the Supreme Court term.
Jurisprudence
June 27 2018 7:14 PMWhy Anthony Kennedy Gave UpIn his last year on the bench, the lifelong devotee of dignity and the rule of law joined Team Trump. What happened?
The Slatest
June 26 2018 11:59 AMSupreme Court Rules California Can’t Make Crisis Pregnancy Centers Reveal What They Are
Amicus
June 23 2018 10:00 AMVoting: Purging, Packing, Cracking, StandingAnalysis of SCOTUS gerrymandering and voter purge decisions with Paul M. Smith, who argued two of the cases.
Politics
June 19 2018 1:32 PMHow They Defend the IndefensibleThe Trump administration is playing a game of choose your own facts, but every single version of this story ends with screaming children in cages.
Family
June 16 2018 8:23 AMRaising Boys in an Age of “Gender Battles”If more men publicly called out their female partners as true intellectual equals, it would set an important example for our sons.
Political Gabfest
June 14 2018 5:30 PMThe “Special Place in Hell” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Kim-Trump summit, voting rights in Ohio, and Tuesday’s primaries.
Amicus
June 13 2018 5:00 PMBonus: Live From the ACLUA legal all-star panel with David Cole, Vanita Gupta, Joyce White Vance, and Richard Painter.
Amicus
June 9 2018 10:06 AMReligious Belief, Sincerely HeldExamining the narrow slicing of the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling and contemplating the role of faith in our laws.
Jurisprudence
June 3 2018 1:53 PM“There Is No Deus Ex Machina Clause in the Constitution”Why Democrats shouldn’t impeach Donald Trump if they win the House.
Amicus
Aug. 4 2018 10:00 AMA Taftian Antidote to Trumpian Excesses?What a most judicious past president can teach us about this moment.
The Slatest
July 22 2018 11:59 AMBrett Kavanaugh Once Said He Thought a President Could Pack the Supreme Court
Politics
July 19 2018 2:31 PMDouble-Decker NarcissismDonald Trump’s supporters believe the guy who believes only what he wants to believe.
Jurisprudence
July 10 2018 5:23 PMBrett Kavanaugh Was a MistakeDonald Trump picked the judge who’s most inclined to say the president can’t be indicted. Pro tip: That makes him look guilty.
Jurisprudence
July 3 2018 1:35 PMSusan Collins Could Save Roe v. WadeShe won’t.
Amicus
June 30 2018 10:00 AMWith Kennedy Gone, What’s on the Chopping Block?Our annual look at the end of the Supreme Court term.
Jurisprudence
June 26 2018 4:13 PMAnthony Kennedy Stands DownThe justice’s Trump-friendly votes on the travel ban and crisis pregnancy centers show he’s done playing the role of the wise centrist.
Jurisprudence
June 25 2018 1:54 PMThe Government Had No Intention of Reuniting Separated FamiliesThere’s also no plan to do so now.
Jurisprudence
June 20 2018 5:06 PMCan the Left Reclaim the Language of Morality?The Rev. William Barber II explains how our politics strayed from the core values embedded in the Constitution—that we have a moral obligation to care for one another.
Jurisprudence
June 18 2018 5:47 PMThe Supreme Court Is Not Going to Save YouUnder John Roberts, SCOTUS has shied so far from anything resembling partisanship that it risks undermining its own authority.
Politics
June 15 2018 5:09 PMHere’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the BorderLawyers, translators, donations, protest.
Politics
June 14 2018 5:52 AMIt’s All Too Much, and We Still Have to CareWhat’s going on at the border is horrifying, but we can’t go numb and turn away.
Jurisprudence
June 11 2018 3:10 PMFraud Fiction Becomes Purge RealityThe Supreme Court’s decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute is the culmination of a decadeslong effort to disenfranchise minority and low-income voters.
Jurisprudence
June 6 2018 12:36 PMAnthony Kennedy’s Suffering OlympicsThe justice’s preoccupation with civility turned Masterpiece Cakeshop into an argument over who spoke more rudely.
Jurisprudence
May 31 2018 4:35 PMPerformative PardonsDonald Trump is using presidential clemency to signal what laws he thinks matter—and which laws his friends can break with impunity.

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