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

Jurisprudence
April 11 2014 2:27 PMThe Disappearing Public Outrage Over Political Corruption
Jurisprudence
April 2 2014 5:28 PMJustice Roberts Hearts BillionairesThe chief either doesn’t believe, or doesn’t care, that money corrupts politics.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 25 2014 6:43 PMIs the Contraception Mandate Doomed?It sure looks that way after the Hobby Lobby argument.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2014 3:52 PMRuth Bader Ginsburg Is IrreplaceableAll you liberals trying to push her out, think about that.
Low Concept
March 3 2014 7:41 PMGoodnight Snow DaysIt is time for all good children to go back to school.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 25 2014 11:46 PM“Stand Your Ground” NationAmerica used to value the concept of retreat. Now we just shoot.
Science
Feb. 17 2014 11:55 PMHow Can You Explain “Color” to an 11-Year-Old?Alan Alda’s challenge to scientists: Let kids be the judges.
Politics
Feb. 10 2014 5:19 PMThe Left Fights BackThis weekend’s massive protest in North Carolina shows that the GOP doesn’t own morality.
The XX Factor
Jan. 29 2014 3:37 PMNext in the War on the War on Women, Republicans Debut the "Who Are You Callin' a Lady?" Tack
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2014 2:06 PMWhen Pete Seeger Faced Down the House Un-American Activities Committee
Politics
Jan. 22 2014 2:47 PMLessons of the Bob McDonnell ScandalWealthy donors are never your friends, and living within your means is only a rule for chumps.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 18 2013 2:26 PMJudge Leon’s NSA #SlatepitchThe wacky idea that giving away your data creates a greater expectation of privacy.
Doublex
Dec. 10 2013 2:39 PMHow to Talk to Republican CongressmenA guide for women.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 3 2013 4:43 PMUn-PeopleThe conservative crusade to declare everything a “person”—corporations, fertilized eggs—will have disastrous consequences.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 22 2013 12:07 PMTaking the “Meh” out of MetadataHow the government can discover your health problems, political beliefs, and religious practices using just your metadata.
Politics
April 8 2014 5:43 PMVirginia Is BrokenAnd low-income Virginians who fall into the Medicaid gap will suffer for it.
Jurisprudence
March 27 2014 11:27 AMSo, You Missed Oral Argument … AGAIN?Oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case in four minutes of video.
Doublex
March 21 2014 4:42 PM“All These Issues Are Still With Us”Talking to Anita Hill, as truthful as ever.
Jurisprudence
March 5 2014 5:59 PMGuilt by AssociationSenate blocks Obama’s pick to head the civil rights division because he’s fought for civil rights.
Low Concept
Feb. 28 2014 5:01 PMKen Cuccinelli’s New Law Firm Will Protect Real Americans Against Everything Imaginable
Jurisprudence
Feb. 25 2014 2:32 PMPre-RacialJustice Clarence Thomas says blacks didn’t think about race in the 1950s South.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 14 2014 10:43 AMIt’s Over: Gay Marriage Can’t Lose in the Courts
Jurisprudence
Feb. 5 2014 3:08 PMWoody Allen v. Dylan FarrowThe Court of Public Opinion is now in session.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 28 2014 6:26 PMGod vs. the GovernmentThe Little Sisters case is not about a form. It’s about who gets to decide what the form means.
Doublex
Jan. 23 2014 2:28 PMThe Blame Maureen GameBob McDonnell was greedy for golf clubs while Maureen coveted clothes. Why is it so much easier to despise the wife?
Jurisprudence
Jan. 15 2014 6:49 PMDo We Have the Right to Choose How We Talk About the Right to Choose?
Crime
Dec. 11 2013 11:52 PMLockdown NationWe routinely terrify and traumatize kids to spare them terror and trauma.
Holidays
Dec. 6 2013 6:30 AMOy, Hark!A Jewish parent's guide to Christmas specials.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2013 3:25 PMCorporations Are People, the Biblical SequelThe Supreme Court will decide whether companies don’t have to cover contraception because they have religious beliefs.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Nov. 20 2013 12:34 PMToronto’s GolemRob Ford delights Canadians by ending their centuries-long reputation for dorkiness.

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