Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

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.
Jurisprudence
May 15 2017 5:54 PMBad Faith? What’s That?The Justice Department’s attempts to wish away Donald Trump’s Muslim ban statements are not working.
Amicus
May 13 2017 10:04 AMAmicus: Animus AmicusA group of law professors tells a federal court that religious bias lies at the heart of Trump’s travel ban.
Politics
May 10 2017 7:55 PMDonald Trump Wants an Etch A Sketch PresidencyUnfortunately for him, presidents don’t get to shake their past mistakes away.
Jurisprudence
May 5 2017 5:15 PMLawyers to the Rescue!Trump’s religious liberty executive order reads like it was lawyered to death.
Amicus
May 2 2017 2:31 PMThe Neutral Expert TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about McWilliams v. Dunn and capital punishment trials.
Amicus
April 29 2017 10:04 AMAmicus: The Myth of the Neutral ExpertIn the context of a capital trial, is there any such thing?
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 24 2017 8:46 PMBack at the Supreme Court, After GarlandIt’s strange being back in this place, and stranger still to hear them debate lunacy.
Jurisprudence
April 20 2017 7:10 PMJeff Sessions Thinks Hawaii’s Not a Real State. We Shouldn’t Be Surprised.But we must maintain our outrage.
Politics
April 18 2017 5:20 PMHated in His Own HometownJury selection for Alex Jones’ custody battle reveals the pitfalls of being a conspiracy theorist while living in Austin, Texas.
Jurisprudence
April 17 2017 7:08 AMNeil Gorsuch’s First Big TestWhich side will he come down on in an important religious liberty case?
Politics
April 12 2017 6:56 PMJared and Ivanka Are Not Good People. They Are Enablers.Also, there is no evidence that suggests they have ever actually done anything positive for the country.
Amicus
April 5 2017 11:23 AMA Short History of Supreme Court Confirmation HearingsRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked legal scholar Lori Ringhand about the Senate’s role in approving judges.
Amicus
April 1 2017 10:03 AMAmicus: When Prosecutors Keep MumDid eight men spend decades in prison for someone else’s crime? Plus, a history of confirmation hearings.
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.
Politics
May 17 2017 6:17 PMIs Donald Trump Too Incapacitated to Be President?Not in this America.
Jurisprudence
May 13 2017 5:07 PMHow the President Obstructed JusticeWhy legal scholar Laurence Tribe believes Trump committed impeachable offenses in his firing of James Comey.
Jurisprudence
May 11 2017 2:11 PMMerrick Garland for FBI Director?Welcome to the most amazing Republican troll job yet.
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 3:39 PMTrump Poisons His Own LawsThe latest oral arguments over the administration’s travel ban show how the president’s words and intentions taint his agenda and the lawyers who defend it.
The Slatest
May 4 2017 1:57 PMTrump’s Executive Order on Churches Is a Nonsolution to a Nonproblem—With a Dangerous Side Effect
Jurisprudence
May 2 2017 2:11 PMWhat Obama’s Former Ethics Counsel Thinks of TrumpSpoiler: He thinks Trump’s actions are illegal, and he’s suing him.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2017 7:19 PMTrump Can’t Win His Battle Against the JudgesTry as he might to change the rules, his protests only fuel the fire.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2017 5:45 AMReality CheckAlex Jones’ trial isn’t legally significant. But it’s still culturally terrifying.
Amicus
April 19 2017 12:19 PMThe Playground of Liberty TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, an important church-state case at the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
April 17 2017 5:00 PMArkansas Should Not Be Allowed to Execute Prisoners for the Sake of ConvenienceThat their lethal injection supply is about to expire is the state’s problem, not the prisoners’.
Amicus
April 14 2017 5:09 PMAmicus: Playground of LibertyAn important church-state case at the Supreme Court centers on tire scraps repurposed for kids’ play areas.
Jurisprudence
April 7 2017 1:27 PMThere Will Never Be a “Mainstream” Supreme Court JusticeThe nuclear option won’t change that.
Jurisprudence
April 3 2017 6:01 PMMerrick Garland Isn’t the Only Reason the Democrats Should Filibuster GorsuchThe judge’s treatment of female, minority senators should also give lawmakers pause.
The Slatest
April 1 2017 9:33 AMWith Stunning Moral Clarity, Wallace Global Fund Fires Firm That Endorsed Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy

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