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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate. Follow her on Twitter.

Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM“Do You Know What Porn Is?”Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 5 2014 12:11 PMA Shameful Defense FailsThe McDonnells say they weren’t lying about their finances; they were lying about everything else.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 28 2014 7:02 PMBobby Jindal’s Desperate MoveThe governor’s Common Core lawsuit is not about education in Louisiana. It’s just a stunt.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 21 2014 5:05 PMAdvice for Ferguson From the Supreme CourtIf you don’t want to get tear gassed, stop “protesting” and start “counseling.”
Slate Plus Video
Aug. 18 2014 10:26 AMSo You Wanna Be a Journalist?Advice from Slate’s Supreme Court and law reporter Dahlia Lithwick.
Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2014 10:32 PMMy Unforgettable Day in the Recording Studio With Robin Williams
Doublex
Aug. 5 2014 7:22 PMFocus on the FamilyWhat Bob McDonnell’s Regent University thesis says about his public corruption defense.
Jurisprudence
July 11 2014 5:14 PMIs the Supreme Court Out of Order? Slate's Dahlia Lithwick talks the Roberts court on Moyers & Company.
Jurisprudence
July 4 2014 2:59 PMQuick Change JusticeWhile you were sleeping, Hobby Lobby just got so much worse.
The Breakfast Table
July 1 2014 10:33 AMThe Breakfast Table Out LoudListen to Dahlia Lithwick and Eric Posner consider faux-nanimity on the high court and what’s hinky about Hobby Lobby.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2014 5:28 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableI like you, First Amendment, but I may need to see other people.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2014 11:37 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe justices understand cellphones. How very cutting edge of them.  
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2014 9:02 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableIs this the most pro-First Amendment court ever?
Jurisprudence
June 16 2014 5:35 PMAre Facebook Threats Real?The Supreme Court will soon decide.
Politics
June 9 2014 5:03 PMVirginia’s Ugly Fight Over Medicaid Expansion Just Got Uglier
Jurisprudence
Sept. 11 2014 12:41 PMVoter ID Laws May Worsen Voter FraudAnd is Texas’ law intentionally or merely incidentally racist?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 3 2014 5:37 PMAntonin Scalia’s Favorite Murderer Is Innocent
Jurisprudence
Aug. 27 2014 5:19 PMGreece, New York, Has a New Policy for Who Can Lead Town Prayers. Guess Who Can’t?
Jurisprudence
Aug. 20 2014 7:45 PMFerguson’s Constitutional CrisisOn the streets of Missouri, it’s not just the First Amendment that’s being violated.
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 11 2014 5:49 PMThe Fourth FeministJustice Breyer proves that you don’t have to be a woman on the court to understand women’s rights. 
Jurisprudence
July 24 2014 4:32 PMArizona’s Botched ExecutionThe state claims that witnesses are lying about the two-hour debacle.
Doublex
July 9 2014 6:05 PMAfter Hobby LobbyThe Supreme Court term wrapped up nice and neat last week. Unless you are a woman.
The Breakfast Table
July 2 2014 6:01 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe term could have been a lot worse, but it was pretty bad.
The Breakfast Table
June 30 2014 5:47 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableFor a hands-off court, this one sure is hands-on.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2014 4:08 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe justices don’t like Massachusetts’ buffer zones. But they’re fine with the one around the Supreme Court. 
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2014 3:01 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableIn the cellphone cases, the justices prove they are not Luddites.
Family
June 19 2014 12:26 PMDear Son, Who Am I?Writing letters to your kids at camp is weird. 
Jurisprudence
June 13 2014 5:01 PMHow to Take Out a Supreme Court JusticeWhen politicians target elected judges with big money, the justice system loses.
Low Concept
June 6 2014 1:26 PMIpswich Middle School Sixth-Graders v. Standardized TestsArne Duncan, pay up!

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Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
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Sept. 16 2014 1:27 PM The Veronica Mars Spinoff Is Just Amusing Enough to Keep Me Watching
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Sept. 16 2014 1:48 PM Why We Need a Federal Robotics Commission
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Sept. 16 2014 1:39 PM The Case of the Missing Cerebellum How did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
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Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.