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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate

Jurisprudence
Nov. 19 2014 1:55 PMMassive Failures of JusticeWhy Texas is about to execute a profoundly mentally ill man.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 10 2014 6:45 PMObamacare Is Doomed! Everybody Panic!Not so fast, progressives. It’s far from a sure thing that the Supreme Court will destroy the Affordable Care Act.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 5 2014 6:54 PMScales of JusticeThe Supreme Court has more fun than ought to be legal arguing about shrimpy grouper.
Amicus
Nov. 2 2014 8:12 PMWhen Things Get Hairy Around the Ballot Box
Family
Oct. 28 2014 4:29 PMThe Awful TruthThe world is a terrible place. Your kids already know it. There’s no point in lying to them.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 24 2014 6:20 PMThe Courts’ Baffling New MathBy what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?
Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2014 12:56 PMSouthern JusticeHow an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas.  
Jurisprudence
Oct. 14 2014 4:06 PMThis Year’s Most Outrageous Anti-Abortion StrategyTennessee out-crazies all the other states with its proposed constitutional amendment.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 9 2014 4:52 PMStop Draggin’ My Heart AroundThe Supreme Court is harming people with its inscrutable gay marriage actions.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 6 2014 3:59 PMThe Right Outcome for the Wrong ReasonsThe Supreme Court is missing its moment to lead on gay marriage (and maybe that’s what it wants).
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2014 9:19 AMGaming the Supreme CourtWhich state has the best chance of making gay marriage the law of the land?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PMSchooling the Supreme Court on Rap MusicIs it art or a true threat of violence?
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM“Do You Know What Porn Is?”Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 5 2014 12:11 PMA Shameful Defense FailsThe McDonnells say they weren’t lying about their finances; they were lying about everything else.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 28 2014 7:02 PMBobby Jindal’s Desperate MoveThe governor’s Common Core lawsuit is not about education in Louisiana. It’s just a stunt.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 13 2014 5:37 PMWhy Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?His murder conviction was vacated three years ago, but Virginia won’t set him free.
Amicus
Nov. 8 2014 2:58 PMAmicus Episode 5: Who Has Ultimate Authority Over Our Passports?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Nov. 3 2014 6:36 PMWho Decides Who Rules Jerusalem?Antonin Scalia maintains that Congress is free to antagonize whatever foreign entities it wants to.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 31 2014 4:09 PMLousy JudgmentThis year’s scary election ads will destroy any lingering confidence in the judicial branch.
Amicus
Oct. 25 2014 4:57 PMAmicus Episode 3: Dahlia Lithwick Talks With Jeffrey Toobin and Roberta Kaplan
Amicus
Oct. 19 2014 11:32 AMAmicus: Let’s Salsa With SotomayorDahlia Lithwick on the Supreme Court’s second week and a new biography of the court’s first Latina justice. 
Jurisprudence
Oct. 16 2014 2:31 PMInjunction JunctionWhat is the Supreme Court thinking behind its unfathomable silence?
Amicus
Oct. 13 2014 2:19 PMAmicus: Slate’s New Supreme Court PodcastDahlia Lithwick welcomes the 2014–15 term with a brand-new program for court watchers and news lovers.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Oct. 7 2014 6:29 PMTiny Little PistolsThe justices wonder what dangers lurk in a half-inch beard.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PMThis Court ErredThe Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 24 2014 8:49 AMFamous Supreme Court Plaintiffs: a QuizCan you recognize Dred Scott? Jane Roe? Ernesto Miranda?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 16 2014 6:53 PMHappy Constitution Day!Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 11 2014 12:41 PMVoter ID Laws May Worsen Voter FraudAnd is Texas’ law intentionally or merely incidentally racist?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 3 2014 5:37 PMAntonin Scalia’s Favorite Murderer Is Innocent
Jurisprudence
Aug. 27 2014 5:19 PMGreece, New York, Has a New Policy for Who Can Lead Town Prayers. Guess Who Can’t?

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