Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

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

Jurisprudence
April 20 2017 7:10 PMJeff Sessions Thinks Hawaii’s Not a Real State. We Shouldn’t Be Surprised.But we must maintain our outrage.
Politics
April 18 2017 5:20 PMHated in His Own HometownJury selection for Alex Jones’ custody battle reveals the pitfalls of being a conspiracy theorist while living in Austin, Texas.
Jurisprudence
April 17 2017 7:08 AMNeil Gorsuch’s First Big TestWhich side will he come down on in an important religious liberty case?
Politics
April 12 2017 6:56 PMJared and Ivanka Are Not Good People. They Are Enablers.Also, there is no evidence that suggests they have ever actually done anything positive for the country.
Amicus
April 5 2017 11:23 AMA Short History of Supreme Court Confirmation HearingsRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked legal scholar Lori Ringhand about the Senate’s role in approving judges.
Amicus
April 1 2017 10:03 AMAmicus: When Prosecutors Keep MumDid eight men spend decades in prison for someone else’s crime? Plus, a history of confirmation hearings.
Jurisprudence
March 29 2017 12:36 PMAirless. Insular. Clubby. Smug.How the grossness of the Gorsuch hearings made the Supreme Court nominee vulnerable to organized resistance.
Politics
March 28 2017 1:05 PM“Donald Trump Is a Narcissistic Maniac”Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam on how he’ll stop the Trump administration from harming the commonwealth.
Jurisprudence
March 24 2017 6:21 PMLocker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys ClubNeil Gorsuch’s chummy, back-slapping Supreme Court confirmation hearings should’ve been held beside a keg.
Amicus
March 23 2017 3:00 PMOpposing GorsuchRead what Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told Slate’s Amicus podcast about opposing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Jurisprudence
March 20 2017 7:33 PMHow Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?Republicans broke every rule to block Merrick Garland. Now, they’re outraged that anyone would challenge Neil Gorsuch.
Amicus
March 18 2017 10:05 AMAmicus: Why It’s Worth Opposing GorsuchIt’s not that he’s a bad judge or that he was nominated by a president so compromised by scandal. Plus, a veteran D.C. journalist tries his hand at fiction.
Amicus
March 14 2017 8:00 PMThe Never Mind TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about SB 14 and Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions.
Jurisprudence
March 13 2017 2:03 PMDear Donald. Danger! Love, Jeff and John.The well-timed letter that miraculously appeared to justify travel ban 2.0.
Jurisprudence
March 8 2017 6:04 PMNo Mercy for a DreamerThe case of Daniela Vargas embodies the casual cruelty of Trump’s war on lawful immigrants.
Amicus
April 19 2017 12:19 PMThe Playground of Liberty TranscriptRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, an important church-state case at the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
April 17 2017 5:00 PMArkansas Should Not Be Allowed to Execute Prisoners for the Sake of ConvenienceThat their lethal injection supply is about to expire is the state’s problem, not the prisoners’.
Amicus
April 14 2017 5:09 PMAmicus: Playground of LibertyAn important church-state case at the Supreme Court centers on tire scraps repurposed for kids’ play areas.
Jurisprudence
April 7 2017 1:27 PMThere Will Never Be a “Mainstream” Supreme Court JusticeThe nuclear option won’t change that.
Jurisprudence
April 3 2017 6:01 PMMerrick Garland Isn’t the Only Reason the Democrats Should Filibuster GorsuchThe judge’s treatment of female, minority senators should also give lawmakers pause.
The Slatest
April 1 2017 9:33 AMWith Stunning Moral Clarity, Wallace Global Fund Fires Firm That Endorsed Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy
Amicus
March 28 2017 2:00 PMWere the Gorsuch Hearings As Pointless As They Seemed?Read what Slate’s Amicus podcast learned about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Amicus
March 25 2017 10:01 AMAmicus: Gorsuch Grins, Says NothingWere these hearings really as pointless as they seemed?
Jurisprudence
March 24 2017 6:01 PMThe Democrats Must Filibuster Neil GorsuchPresident Obama’s senior aide Ronald Klain tells Dahlia Lithwick why it’s time for the Dems to take a stand.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 9:27 AMNeil Gorsuch Was Hatched in a Federalist Society LabWith spare body parts stolen from Atticus Finch, Richie Cunningham, and Snoopy.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2017 5:55 AMThe Case Against Neil GorsuchThe Supreme Court nominee’s jurisprudence shows he values religious people’s beliefs above all else.
Jurisprudence
March 16 2017 12:27 PMGroundhog Day in Travel TownOnce again, federal judges used Trump’s own words to knock down the administration’s travel ban.
Amicus
March 14 2017 11:38 AMThe Constitution’s Limits on the U.S.-Mexico BorderRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast had to say about Hernandez v. Mesa.
Jurisprudence
March 10 2017 6:09 PMIs Trump’s Second Immigration Ban Unconstitutional?Assessing the legal challenges to the new executive order.
Jurisprudence
March 6 2017 6:16 PMThe Bogus Logic of Trump’s New Travel BanThe administration’s new executive order is full of dubious evidence and sketchy claims.

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