Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Amicus
Jan. 19 2019 10:00 AMWe’re Back to Where Mueller Began: CounterintelligenceYale’s Asha Rangappa takes us inside “the spy stuff.”
Jurisprudence
Jan. 18 2019 1:24 PMWhy Ruth Bader Ginsburg Didn’t Retire During Obama’s PresidencyIt’s not just because no one anticipated Trump’s win.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 14 2019 6:24 PMLow BarrThe Senate shouldn’t confirm William Barr just because Matthew Whitaker is a historically awful attorney general.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 9 2019 6:37 PMTrump’s Border-Wall Infomercial Couldn’t Have Been Less Effective
Amicus
Jan. 5 2019 10:00 AMChief Justice John Roberts, a Rock, and a Hard PlaceHow will the chief justice reconcile his conservatism with his institutionalism in a divided court?
Jurisprudence
Dec. 21 2018 3:31 PMWhat Goes Around Comes to a HaltThe 83 ethics claims filed against Brett Kavanaugh that cannot be processed underscore what SCOTUS lost this year.
The Slatest
Dec. 18 2018 1:20 PMTrump to Dissolve Charitable Foundation as Part of Lawsuit Brought by N.Y. Attorney General
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.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 18 2019 7:19 PMLies Liars Tell Can Still Be IllegalThe lies that come out of Trump World have become the water we all swim in. But they still matter to the law.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 15 2019 12:38 PMHow Would Al Franken Question Attorney General Nominee William Barr?The former senator’s line of questioning in Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing resulted in the Mueller probe. We asked him how he’d question Barr.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 11 2019 4:08 PMThe View From Shenandoah: The Shutdown Is a Middle Finger to Our Civil Servants and National Parks
Politics
Jan. 7 2019 4:55 PMWhy Men Find the New Congresswomen So FrighteningReps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib aren’t just radicals—they also have institutional power.
Amicus
Dec. 22 2018 10:00 AMThe Incrementalist RBGA conversation with screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman on the biopic On the Basis of Sex, about his aunt, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 18 2018 1:38 PMTrump Knows His Only Legal Hope Is to Win in the Court of Public OpinionThat’s why he keeps tweeting about how he doesn’t understand enough to break the law.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 11 2018 2:36 PMTrump Keeps Saying “No Collusion” Because He Doesn’t Understand CollusionTo be fair to the president, almost no one does.
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.

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