Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
June 26 2017 5:33 PMSCOTUS Splits the Travel Ban BabyThe Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t make much sense as a matter of law. That may be good for Donald Trump.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2017 12:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 7: Will SCOTUS make the travel ban fight moot?
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 12:38 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 3: Are Roberts and Kennedy drifting from the right toward the center?
Jurisprudence
June 19 2017 5:13 PMDodging InsanityThe Supreme Court doesn’t know how the justice system should deal with mental illness.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 3:38 PMTrump May Never Fire Robert MuellerNevertheless, the president has taught us that potentially illegal actions are still possible, so long as he wants them to happen.
Amicus
June 10 2017 10:01 AMAmicus: Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to It.What counts as “obstruction of justice”? And should judges pay attention to Trump’s Twitter feed?
Cover Story
June 7 2017 10:44 PMWhen the Nazis Come Marching InI never feared the First Amendment until white supremacists came to my hometown.
Jurisprudence
June 6 2017 12:54 PMIs Trump Trying to Lose?Three ways Monday’s bizarre tweetstorm sabotages his administration’s defense of the travel ban.
Amicus
June 1 2017 10:43 AMClarence Thomas’ Out-of-Left-Field Blow to GerrymanderingRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Cooper v. Harris.
Amicus
May 26 2017 2:33 PMAmicus: Clarence Thomas Is ColorblindThe most conservative justice casts a decisive vote to strike down race-based voting lines.
Politics
May 17 2017 6:17 PMIs Donald Trump Too Incapacitated to Be President?Not in this America.
Jurisprudence
May 13 2017 5:07 PMHow the President Obstructed JusticeWhy legal scholar Laurence Tribe believes Trump committed impeachable offenses in his firing of James Comey.
Jurisprudence
May 11 2017 2:11 PMMerrick Garland for FBI Director?Welcome to the most amazing Republican troll job yet.
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 3:39 PMTrump Poisons His Own LawsThe latest oral arguments over the administration’s travel ban show how the president’s words and intentions taint his agenda and the lawyers who defend it.
The Slatest
May 4 2017 1:57 PMTrump’s Executive Order on Churches Is a Nonsolution to a Nonproblem—With a Dangerous Side Effect
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2017 3:15 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 12: Did the court just seriously wound the separation of church and state?
Amicus
June 22 2017 1:49 PMThe “Pity if Something Happened to the FBI” TranscriptRead what Amicus had to say about Comey’s testimony and the legal weight of Trump’s tweets.
Jurisprudence
June 22 2017 5:54 AMMake This Obstruction Thing Go AwayTrump has always treated lawyers like hired help. As president, he’s finally found attorneys who refuse to do his bidding.
Jurisprudence
June 15 2017 7:42 PMPolemicists in RobesThe president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.
Jurisprudence
June 12 2017 6:36 PMTrump’s Tweets Must Now Be Taken SeriouslyThe 9th Circuit’s travel ban ruling declares the president’s Twitter feed is a legally binding stream of consciousness.
Low Concept
June 9 2017 3:02 PMThe CovfefeA love song to the Paris Agreement.
Amicus
June 7 2017 1:33 PMThe Animus Amicus TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump.
Jurisprudence
June 5 2017 12:45 PMWith Every Tweet, Trump Turns His DOJ Into More of a MockeryHow the president is losing his travel ban case every time he tweets about his travel ban.
Jurisprudence
May 26 2017 3:19 PMWill He or Won’t He?How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency.
Jurisprudence
May 25 2017 12:52 PMConstitutional Crisis of ComedyDonald Trump’s defenders say his apparent obstruction of justice was a joke. Comedians don’t get it.
Jurisprudence
May 15 2017 5:54 PMBad Faith? What’s That?The Justice Department’s attempts to wish away Donald Trump’s Muslim ban statements are not working.
Amicus
May 13 2017 10:04 AMAmicus: Animus AmicusA group of law professors tells a federal court that religious bias lies at the heart of Trump’s travel ban.
Politics
May 10 2017 7:55 PMDonald Trump Wants an Etch A Sketch PresidencyUnfortunately for him, presidents don’t get to shake their past mistakes away.
Jurisprudence
May 5 2017 5:15 PMLawyers to the Rescue!Trump’s religious liberty executive order reads like it was lawyered to death.
Amicus
May 2 2017 2:31 PMThe Neutral Expert TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about McWilliams v. Dunn and capital punishment trials.

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