Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Doublex
July 25 2016 7:00 PMThe Bag of Rocks We Lug AroundWhy one longtime Slate writer misses the feminist exuberance around Hillary Clinton’s 2008 run.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2016 12:54 PMThe Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About ElectionsThe restrictions remind judges to aspire to be apolitical.
Jurisprudence
July 16 2016 6:19 PMPunished for Being PoorThe Virginia scheme that suspends the driver’s license of anyone who can’t pay trivial fines.
Jurisprudence
July 8 2016 3:13 PMMore Guns, More Fear, More KillingsIt’s a vicious cycle, and there’s no end in sight.
Jurisprudence
July 7 2016 10:37 AM“No One Can Breathe in This Atmosphere”Everyone should read Justice Sonia Sotomayor on how police stops are life-and-death experiences for people of color.
DoubleX Gabfest
July 1 2016 1:46 PMAre the SATs Unfair to Female Students?Some say gender-biased questions can distract students during the exam.
The Breakfast Table
June 28 2016 7:13 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 26: The eight-person court is a very different place.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2016 7:25 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 21: Dietary supplement peddlers: They’re just like you and me.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2016 8:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 13: Does authoritarianism count as executive overreach?
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2016 3:17 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 4: Reliving Kennedy’s glory days.
Jurisprudence
June 21 2016 6:24 PMDonald’s Gun GaffeHow Trump accidentally exposed the longtime NRA fantasy of “a good guy with a gun.”
Jurisprudence
June 14 2016 6:25 PMWords Matter to Donald TrumpUnless he’s the one speaking them.
Amicus
June 11 2016 8:04 AMAmicus: What Would Brandeis Do?One hundred years have passed since Louis Brandeis joined the Supreme Court, but his legal writing remains as relevant as ever.
Amicus
June 8 2016 10:03 AMIs the Current Supreme Court a Bird With a Broken Wing?Yes—but maybe its handicap makes it stronger. 
Jurisprudence
June 1 2016 4:28 PMThe Supreme Court Is Bored Out of Its MindThe eight justices are getting surly and listless while they wait for a ninth member.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2016 4:19 PMJustices IgnoredThe Supreme Court is the most important issue of the election for Republicans. So they’re not talking about it.
Amicus
July 18 2016 11:54 AMWhat It’s Like to Win a Landmark Abortion Rights Case at the Supreme CourtWhole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller talks about the stigma surrounding unplanned pregnancy and abortion after Hellerstedt.
Jurisprudence
July 13 2016 6:13 PMDeciphering JusticeThe subtext of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s improper attacks on Donald Trump.
Amicus
July 8 2016 12:07 PMThe Supreme Court’s Surprising, Tumultuous TermRead what Slate’s court watchers had to say about this session’s decisions on abortion, immigration, affirmative action, and more.
Amicus
July 5 2016 9:22 AMAmicus: That’s a WrapThe Supreme Court caps off a term filled with surprises by handing down a hugely consequential defense of abortion rights.
DoubleX Gabfest
June 30 2016 10:37 AMActually Good News for Women EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest’s show about Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Suited, and mom hair.
Amicus
June 28 2016 3:53 PMFarewell to the GeneralAmicus bids adieu to Solicitor General Don Verrilli in one last interview.
Supreme Court Dispatches
June 27 2016 2:19 PMThe Ideal AlliesAbortion was saved with a dry, wonky, emotionless opinion from a man. Which is kind of perfect.
Amicus
June 25 2016 7:55 AMAmicus: Goodbye, General!On his last day in office, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli talks about what it’s been like to argue some of the government’s biggest cases at the high court. Also—affirmative action, saved.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2016 10:32 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 3: The forces of obstruction and chaos win big.
Amicus
June 16 2016 3:53 PMWhat Would Brandeis Do?Amicus turns to a ghost of Supreme Court past for advice.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2016 6:44 PMThe Second Amendment HoaxHow the NRA and conservatives have perverted the meaning of the right to bear arms.
Jurisprudence
June 9 2016 6:21 PMReal BiasLessons for Donald Trump from the Supreme Court’s latest judicial recusal ruling.
Jurisprudence
June 6 2016 3:47 PMTrump’s Attack on Judge Curiel Is Not Only RacistIt threatens an independent judiciary, which aligns perfectly with what the GOP has done for years. 
Amicus
May 28 2016 9:27 AMAmicus: A Bird With a Broken WingThe Supreme Court is doing its best to limp to the term’s finish line. So why do the justices insist that everything is hunky-dory?

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