Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Amicus
Oct. 21 2017 10:00 AMHow Donald Trump Is Filling the Numerous Vacancies on the Federal BenchRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked Kristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 18 2017 7:02 PMWould $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?A delicious hypothetical at oral arguments in an anti-Trump lawsuit.
The Slatest
Oct. 17 2017 5:37 PMTrump’s Travel Ban Gets Blocked, Again (Again)
Politics
Oct. 13 2017 11:13 AMWhen Pigs FlyWhy the Trump administration’s fondness for private flights has struck a special nerve.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 6 2017 5:44 PMOur Bodies, Their ChoiceThe Trump administration just gave religious employers the right to control female workers’ reproductive health.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 2 2017 8:04 PMThe Perfect Redistricting CaseAnthony Kennedy said he needed to see a particular set of facts to kill partisan gerrymandering. Gill v. Whitford has them all.
Amicus
Sept. 30 2017 10:00 AMThe Supreme Court Term RBG Is Calling “Momentous”The ACLU’s national legal director, David Cole, on the start of the high court’s next term.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2017 5:22 PMThe Ugliest Line in Trump’s NFL AttackIt wasn’t what you think.
Amicus
Sept. 16 2017 10:00 AMGerrymandering Goes Back to CourtAs is so often the case, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 12 2017 6:09 PMBye-Bye, Blue Slip?Republicans want to trash another century-old Senate norm to help Trump.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 8 2017 4:01 PMUnbecoming ConductTrump’s lawyers keep embarrassing themselves and the entire legal profession.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 25 2017 5:48 PMConsequences in TexasThe GOP’s racist attack on minority voting rights might finally backfire.
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 4:23 PMThe Eclipse Skipped CharlottesvilleOne week later, we cannot look at the sky. We are still staring at the ground.
Politics
Aug. 16 2017 12:55 PMYes, What About the “Alt-Left”?What the counter-protesters Trump despises were actually doing in Charlottesville last weekend.
Politics
Aug. 13 2017 12:43 PMThey Will Not Replace UsWhite supremacists can march on my hometown, but they can’t win.
Amicus
Oct. 19 2017 1:41 PMA “Momentous” Supreme Court Term?Read what the ACLU’s national legal director told Slate’s Amicus podcast about the high court’s fall term.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2017 10:45 PMCan You Bring a Gun to a Protest?An obscure and centuries-old law is allowing some municipalities to answer that question with a resounding “no.”
Amicus
Oct. 14 2017 10:00 AMThe Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump EraKristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on the federal judiciary.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 12 2017 5:49 PMLawyers vs. White SupremacistsCan the organizers of the Unite the Right rally be held responsible for the violence in Charlottesville?
Jurisprudence
Oct. 5 2017 5:12 PMBloody HellerThe Supreme Court created a gun rights crisis it’s unwilling to solve.
The Slatest
Oct. 2 2017 5:16 PM“Some Struggles Just Take a Very Long Time”: An Interview About Gun Control With Rep. Jim Himes
Jurisprudence
Sept. 29 2017 1:16 PMThe Eggshell Attorney GeneralJeff Sessions wants a First Amendment that celebrates robust criticism of everyone but himself.
Politics
Sept. 26 2017 11:34 AMWhat’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?In an era of insanity, his thoughts on journalism, covering civil rights, and morality are grounding—and inspiring.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 15 2017 5:31 PMWas Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Unconstitutional?A small group of lawyers are fighting to find out.
The Slatest
Sept. 12 2017 5:23 PMEdie Windsor, Civil Rights Icon and Hero, Has Died
Jurisprudence
Sept. 8 2017 2:58 PMWhat the ACLU Should Stand for in Trump’s AmericaAn interview with Waldo Jaquith, who resigned from the board of the ACLU of Virginia after Charlottesville.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 23 2017 2:17 PMTrump’s Anti-Judge Playbook Originated With ArpaioOf course the president will pardon him—it’s just another way for him to signal his disdain for the rule of law.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 17 2017 4:55 PMDrowning Out the HateHow the local rabbi deals when the neo-Nazis come to town.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 14 2017 7:34 PMThe Guns WonCharlottesville showed that our First Amendment jurisprudence hasn’t reckoned with our Second Amendment reality.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 8 2017 6:43 PMLawyers Take on Another Trumpian Task: Stopping Science SuppressionFederal scientists fear retribution and data suppression. The lawyers are showing up to help here, too.

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