Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
July 21 2017 4:09 PMLawyers Aren’t WizardsThere’s no magic legal spell to remove Donald Trump from office. Americans are just going to have to stand up and fight his abuses of power.
The Slatest
July 19 2017 3:06 PMTravel Ban Dinged Again as SCOTUS Says Trump’s Definition of Family Too Restrictive
Jurisprudence
July 14 2017 2:15 PMGrandma Is Family AgainA judge rules against Donald Trump’s travel ban guidelines saying grandparents don’t count as close family.
Jurisprudence
July 12 2017 10:15 AMOrchestrated ChaosTrump’s election commission has been a disaster. It’s going exactly as planned.
Jurisprudence
June 30 2017 1:48 PMUnsolicited Advice for the White House Press CorpsFilm the press briefings, ignore the spin, and revel in your nerdom.
Jurisprudence
June 26 2017 5:33 PMSCOTUS Splits the Travel Ban BabyThe Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t make much sense as a matter of law. That may be good for Donald Trump.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2017 12:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 7: Will SCOTUS make the travel ban fight moot?
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 12:38 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 3: Are Roberts and Kennedy drifting from the right toward the center?
Jurisprudence
June 19 2017 5:13 PMDodging InsanityThe Supreme Court doesn’t know how the justice system should deal with mental illness.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 3:38 PMTrump May Never Fire Robert MuellerNevertheless, the president has taught us that potentially illegal actions are still possible, so long as he wants them to happen.
Amicus
June 10 2017 10:01 AMAmicus: Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to It.What counts as “obstruction of justice”? And should judges pay attention to Trump’s Twitter feed?
Cover Story
June 7 2017 10:44 PMWhen the Nazis Come Marching InI never feared the First Amendment until white supremacists came to my hometown.
Jurisprudence
June 6 2017 12:54 PMIs Trump Trying to Lose?Three ways Monday’s bizarre tweetstorm sabotages his administration’s defense of the travel ban.
Amicus
June 1 2017 10:43 AMClarence Thomas’ Out-of-Left-Field Blow to GerrymanderingRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Cooper v. Harris.
Amicus
May 26 2017 2:33 PMAmicus: Clarence Thomas Is ColorblindThe most conservative justice casts a decisive vote to strike down race-based voting lines.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 3:09 PMA Prayer for the Real VictimsFor Jeff Sessions and the Supreme Court, the battle for Christians’ religious liberty is one of the only fights that matters.
Low Concept
July 17 2017 7:05 PMRobert Mueller Needs a New TeamIn order to crack this case, he’s going to have to call on a new kind of expert.
Jurisprudence
July 13 2017 7:09 PMThe Russia Conspiracy Goes to CourtTwo DNC donors and a staffer are suing the Trump campaign for working with the Russians to leak their emails. Will they win?
Jurisprudence
July 11 2017 2:18 PMIs Donald Trump Jr. Guilty of Treason?Probably not, but he likely committed this other crime.
Amicus
June 28 2017 9:06 AMAmicus: Breakfast Table ReduxDahlia Lithwick, Mark Joseph Stern, and Pamela Karlan chew over the recently completed Supreme Court term.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2017 3:15 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 12: Did the court just seriously wound the separation of church and state?
Amicus
June 22 2017 1:49 PMThe “Pity if Something Happened to the FBI” TranscriptRead what Amicus had to say about Comey’s testimony and the legal weight of Trump’s tweets.
Jurisprudence
June 22 2017 5:54 AMMake This Obstruction Thing Go AwayTrump has always treated lawyers like hired help. As president, he’s finally found attorneys who refuse to do his bidding.
Jurisprudence
June 15 2017 7:42 PMPolemicists in RobesThe president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.
Jurisprudence
June 12 2017 6:36 PMTrump’s Tweets Must Now Be Taken SeriouslyThe 9th Circuit’s travel ban ruling declares the president’s Twitter feed is a legally binding stream of consciousness.
Low Concept
June 9 2017 3:02 PMThe CovfefeA love song to the Paris Agreement.
Amicus
June 7 2017 1:33 PMThe Animus Amicus TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump.
Jurisprudence
June 5 2017 12:45 PMWith Every Tweet, Trump Turns His DOJ Into More of a MockeryHow the president is losing his travel ban case every time he tweets about his travel ban.
Jurisprudence
May 26 2017 3:19 PMWill He or Won’t He?How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency.
Jurisprudence
May 25 2017 12:52 PMConstitutional Crisis of ComedyDonald Trump’s defenders say his apparent obstruction of justice was a joke. Comedians don’t get it.

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