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

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
Aug. 21 2014 5:05 PMAdvice for Ferguson From the Supreme CourtIf you don’t want to get tear gassed, stop “protesting” and start “counseling.”
Slate Plus Video
Aug. 18 2014 10:26 AMSo You Wanna Be a Journalist?Advice from Slate’s Supreme Court and law reporter Dahlia Lithwick.
Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2014 10:32 PMMy Unforgettable Day in the Recording Studio With Robin Williams
Doublex
Aug. 5 2014 7:22 PMFocus on the FamilyWhat Bob McDonnell’s Regent University thesis says about his public corruption defense.
Jurisprudence
July 11 2014 5:14 PMIs the Supreme Court Out of Order? Slate's Dahlia Lithwick talks the Roberts court on Moyers & Company.
Jurisprudence
July 4 2014 2:59 PMQuick Change JusticeWhile you were sleeping, Hobby Lobby just got so much worse.
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?
Jurisprudence
Aug. 20 2014 7:45 PMFerguson’s Constitutional CrisisOn the streets of Missouri, it’s not just the First Amendment that’s being violated.
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 11 2014 5:49 PMThe Fourth FeministJustice Breyer proves that you don’t have to be a woman on the court to understand women’s rights. 
Jurisprudence
July 24 2014 4:32 PMArizona’s Botched ExecutionThe state claims that witnesses are lying about the two-hour debacle.
Doublex
July 9 2014 6:05 PMAfter Hobby LobbyThe Supreme Court term wrapped up nice and neat last week. Unless you are a woman.
The Breakfast Table
July 2 2014 6:01 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe term could have been a lot worse, but it was pretty bad.

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Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.