Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
Feb. 9 2016 4:24 PMTed Cruz Won’t Prevent the Next John RobertsHe promises that his hypothetical Supreme Court nominees would never go soft. Not likely.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 5 2016 3:14 PMAre Assault Weapons Protected by the Second Amendment?The Supreme Court may finally have to rule on the right to keep and bear AR-15s.
Low Concept
Jan. 27 2016 7:00 PMYou Want to Move to Canada if Trump Wins?Apply here.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 26 2016 5:57 PMThe Anti-Abortion Activists Targeting Planned Parenthood Have a Slew of Legal TroublesThis week’s surprise indictments are just the newest turn. 
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 19 2016 6:11 PMDoes the First Amendment Protect What Looks Like Political Speech?The Supreme Court is head-scratchy.
Amicus
Jan. 14 2016 12:59 PMThe “Judging Tribal Courts” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick asks whether non-Indians should face justice in tribal courts with attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 11 2016 7:51 PMWhat Would Happen if the Court Kneecapped the Unions?We’re about to find out.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 8 2016 3:45 PMThe Absurd Logic Behind Florida’s Docs vs. Glocks LawThe Second Amendment trumps all other amendments.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 1 2016 12:03 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The best stories I read over the holiday season.
Amicus
Dec. 28 2015 1:09 PMThe “One Person, One Vote” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick meets with attorneys from both sides of the Evenwel v. Abbott case.
Video
Dec. 17 2015 9:57 AMEvil Puppies Romp With Carly Fiorina in Bizarre FootageDemon sheep, part deux.
Amicus
Dec. 12 2015 2:07 PMAmicus: One Person, One Vote The Supreme Court sets its sights on the bedrock principle that has shaped electoral maps for the past half-century.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 8 2015 7:41 PMWhat Exactly Does “One Person, One Vote” Mean, Anyway? The Supreme Court justices turn a simple question into something more complicated.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 3 2015 10:47 AMThe San Bernardino Attack Doesn’t Fit Our Familiar ScriptsThere is a disoriented hush on the morning after the massacre.
Amicus
Nov. 30 2015 12:10 PMAmicus: Color Blind ConstitutionA half-century after Brown v. Board, should the Supreme Court still be in the business of integrating public schools and universities?
Amicus
Feb. 6 2016 10:03 AMAmicus: The Candidates and the CourtIt’s likely that the next president will have the chance to fundamentally reshape the Supreme Court. So why is it not a major campaign issue?
Jurisprudence
Feb. 2 2016 5:36 PMIs an Anti-Abortion Activist With a Camera a Journalist?And what would that mean for journalism?
Amicus
Jan. 26 2016 6:02 PMAmicus: The Case of the Missing Constitutional ViolationA public employee was demoted for a political position his employer mistakenly attributed to him. Was it a First Amendment violation?
Doublex
Jan. 21 2016 1:07 PMShopping at Whole Foods in an Open-Carry StateIt’s a little less stressful than it used to be, thanks to a few moms in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Amicus
Jan. 19 2016 1:15 PMThe “Labor Pains” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick considers a Supreme Court case that could stanch the flow of funds to public sector unions. 
Jurisprudence
Jan. 14 2016 5:55 AMSupreme TantrumThe Virginia legislature is about to oust a well-respected female judge just to spite the governor.
Amicus
Jan. 9 2016 10:06 AMAmicus: Labor PainsThe Supreme Court takes up a case that could stanch the flow of funds to public sector unions.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 5 2016 2:17 PMPrisons Have Become America’s New AsylumsMentally ill people are locked up for trivial reasons and then get much worse.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 28 2015 7:40 PMThe Worst Civil Liberties Betrayals of 2015These 10 problems make us less safe and less free.
Amicus
Dec. 24 2015 5:00 PMAmicus: Judging Tribal CourtsAn alleged sexual assault on the Choctaw reservation has the Supreme Court asking whether non-Indians should face justice in the Indian court system.
Politics
Dec. 15 2015 6:34 PMThe One Question the GOP Candidates Won’t Want to Answer Tuesday NightDo words have consequences?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Dec. 9 2015 5:10 PMSesame Street Meets Groundhog DayThe Supreme Court considers affirmative action at the University of Texas—again.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 4 2015 5:21 PMMass Shootings Are Changing UsChildren have never known a time without lockdowns and mass shootings.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 1 2015 4:48 PMGOP Candidates Keep Lying About Planned Parenthood and “Baby Parts”The party of personal responsibility should take responsibility for its words. 
Jurisprudence
Nov. 25 2015 2:00 PMFree Speech or Safe Spaces?What college campuses need is dialogue and empathy.

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