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

Amicus
Dec. 8 2018 10:00 AMMapping the Mueller Investigation, and Mapping Native LandsMimi Rocah draws a legal map of the special counsel’s investigation, dotted with “buckets of criminality.”
Amicus
Nov. 24 2018 10:00 AMA Hard Line on Acosta’s Hard PassThe White House settled CNN’s lawsuit, but big questions remain.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 20 2018 5:25 PMTrump Is Losing His War Against the CourtsThe judiciary has continued to quietly deliver subtle, devastating blows to the president’s agenda.
Amicus
Nov. 10 2018 10:00 AM“Taking a Wrecking Ball to Our Constitution”Is Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker even legal? And why the census citizenship question is so problematic.
Politics
Nov. 7 2018 10:06 AMDemocrats’ Victory in the House Finally Provides a Check Trump Can’t EvadeIt’s a small victory, but it came just in time.
Politics
Nov. 5 2018 8:19 PMTrump’s Violent Subtext Has Become TextTrump has always been selective about who deserves the protections of the Constitution. But his recent rhetorical shift should scare us all.
Politics
Oct. 27 2018 8:29 PMStop Trying to Understand What Trump Says and Look at What His Followers DoAt the end of a week of hate crimes in America, it’s time to let go of trying to prove causation and instead assess the facts that are plainly in front of our eyes.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 24 2018 5:55 AMA Political Scientist Explains Why Democrats Must Pack the Courts to Restore DemocracyThe founder of 1.20.21 explains how the courts can become a winning issue for progressives in 2020.
Amicus
Oct. 13 2018 10:00 AMDue ProcessingAs Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat, Dahlia Lithwick takes stock with Sen. Jeff Merkley and Matthew Yglesias.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 5 2018 10:22 AMOnly the Seated Supreme Court Justices Can Save Us NowThe Kavanaugh debacle has taken us too far.
Amicus
Oct. 1 2018 10:43 AMLive From AustinAn all-star legal panel on Kavanaugh, the coming SCOTUS term, and the future of the court.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 28 2018 12:16 PMFear a Justice Brett KavanaughAs his confirmation steamrolls ahead, Americans should be terrified.
School
Sept. 20 2018 5:50 AM“Inside, You Just Want to Scream”Three teachers discuss what it’s like to survive a school shooting, and then return to the classroom.
Amicus
Sept. 15 2018 10:00 AMRoe v. KavanaughBrett’s not super into precedent, it seems.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 9 2018 8:39 PMSens. Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, and Ben Sasse Have a Way to Constrain TrumpThey can use Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to protect the rule of law—without voting against him.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 1 2018 5:45 PMThis Was the Week the Mueller Probe Switched From “What If” to “What Else”Real-world conspiracies don’t unravel neatly. But this is a week we’ll look back on.
Politics
Nov. 23 2018 3:27 PMAfter Years of Taking Up Too Much Space, Trump Is Finally SmallAs the president’s lies and bullying get bolder and bolder, we can finally see him for what he is: boring.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 15 2018 9:10 PMJeff Flake, the King of the Empty Gesture, Just Took a Stand Against Trump That Actually MattersIt sure is tempting to ignore him forever, but this time, he’s not alone.
Politics
Nov. 9 2018 12:40 PMTrump’s Caught the Press in His Narcissistic WebThe president’s pathologies entrap us all, but the press needs to figure out a way to escape the loop.
Faith-based
Nov. 6 2018 3:41 PMWhy a Rabbi From the Tree of Life Synagogue Still Has HopeDahlia Lithwick speaks with Chuck Diamond about the horrific Oct. 27 shooting and how the community has helped restore itself.
Amicus
Nov. 3 2018 10:00 AMThe Deadly Shooting at the Tree of Life SynagogueAn interview with Rabbi Chuck Diamond.
Amicus
Oct. 27 2018 10:00 AMDocket Deep Dive and Is It Time to Freak Out About Voting?Reading tea leaves on the cases before the court this term and spilling the tea on where voting rights stand for the midterms.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 19 2018 5:55 AMThe GOP Doesn’t Trust WomenNot when it comes to sexual assault accusations and not with the decision to terminate a pregnancy.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 5 2018 3:58 PMInvestigation at Yale Law SchoolAn inquiry into the actions of a prominent professor reveals why it’s so hard to report inappropriate behavior at the top law school in the country.
The Waves
Oct. 4 2018 12:14 PMThe “Rage at Brett” EditionThe hosts of the Waves discuss male entitlement, female rage, and what comes next for Kavanaugh.
Amicus
Sept. 29 2018 10:00 AMThe Press, the President, and Enemy ConstructionLaw professors Lisa Sun and RonNell Andersen Jones on morphing the media into enemies of the people.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 25 2018 6:00 PMHow Brett Kavanaugh Erases Inconvenient WomenHe is a champion of the women he knows personally. For the rest, he has no compunction about dismissing their very humanity.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2018 2:44 PMChristine Blasey Ford’s Timing Isn’t SuspectIt doesn’t matter when assault victims speak up. People will always say they are too late.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 14 2018 8:18 PMOur System Is Too Broken to Assess the Sexual Assault Claim Against KavanaughNo wonder the accuser wants to stay silent.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 6 2018 10:31 PMBrett Kavanaugh Is Cherry-Picking the Cases He Says Count as PrecedentIn his confirmation hearings, the judge is disregarding important rulings protecting abortion and same-sex marriage rights.

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